Two Happiness Habits are secrets to successful dieting discipline:
- Don't Beat Yourself Up When You Make Mistakes - Beating Yourself Up Reinforces Errors You Want To Avoid - You are spending all your time and attention on the error and not on building more successful skills for the future.
This is especially important with dieting, where confidence and self esteem are so important to success. When we make mistakes, and we will, it's important to rebound and get back on track quickly. If you over eat one day, eat lightly and exercise aggressively the next few days to make up for it.
View dieting as a sort of Calorie Budget - we have only so many calories we can consume each day without gaining weight.
When we consume too many calories, it's important we make them up quickly by eating lightly but healthily and exercising aggressively to maintain our optimum weight.
- Drive Discipline With Positive Desire - Whenever you are confronted with temptation, reject it rapidly and quickly redirect your attention toward something positive you want more. Desire the good more than the bad, that's the secret to successful dieting discipline.
Do you really want to trade a few minutes eating a tasty temptation that will leave you feeling guilty and crummy for hours and possibly days afterward?
Desiring great health, control and well-being far more than a few minutes of tasty temptation is the secret to dieting success.
Rapidly reject the temptation, redirect your attention to positive ideals, activities and food that help build energized, enhanced well-being.
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