Positive Choices = Positive Outcomes

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 23:05
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A few weeks ago Dana asked some thoughtful questions on eating  behaviors going into Thanksgiving and the holidays ahead. I’d  like to add to this by elaborating on what Chuck Swindle
wrote in a wonderful articleAttitude is Everything. One particular lines states that, “The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.”

So will you go into Thanksgiving with the mindset that it is a holiday meant to just pig out and eat whatever you want, simply ignoring how your mind and body responds to excess food? Sure it gives you freedom to do whatever you want for that day but how will you feel (physically and emotionally) the next day?  And how will it impact all the weight loss efforts you have made previously to that? Are you honestly willing to do all the work you did before just for one single day of excesses?

A better choice might be to choose to eat moderately allowing a little taste of of your favorite foods without deprivation (Use ND's guidelines for a maintainace day as a guide to how many calories you can consume without gaining weight) and to be in a state of gratitude for the blessings in your day to day life.

What attitude will you choose?

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