Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Focus on the "Do's"...Not the "Don'ts"!

I got this little tip from one of my new favorite stores ~

Aries Apparel
Weekly Tip-Off

Focus on the "Do's"...Not the "Don'ts"!

Ever catch yourself thinking more about the food you shouldn't have, rather than the food that'll make you feel better in the long run? Sometimes focusing on something you shouldn't do, makes you want to do it that much more! Here are a few tips to help you stay focused on eating healthy, and balanced. This way, you won't find yourself ravenous mid-afternoon, ordering that pizza before you can stop yourself!

Eat breakfast
Eat 5 times a day (3 meals, 2 snacks)
Pack snacks each night for the next day
(nuts, vegetables with hummus, rice cakes)
Have meals with protein, carbs and healthy fats
Keep a food journal!

I don't know if their tips will help you, but it's something to think about.

Personally, I'm finding, since I've started really looking at my diet and cleaning it up, that I'm thinking WAAAAYYYY to much about food. I'm thinking about what I can't have, instead of thinking about the healthy choices I'm making and how good I feel. 

That's it ~ I'm switching my thinking!

I feel healthy....I feel good....Yeah!!

How about you....Are you thinking about what you can't have?

Keep focused


  1. It really is about the mentality and the approach! I totally agree with you. I try to think of it as food I choose not to eat right now not because I can't, but because I don't want to. That made me feel a lot better because forbidding myself from eating anything in the past always backfired. It reminded me too much of the days when my mom would let my thin sister eat anything and say no to me.

    Thanks for this post!

  2. Been REALLY struggling the last few weeks - needed this motivation... thank you!
    Have a pretty day!

  3. Like your thinking in this post. This time around I find that I do not think about all that I can not have just because I allow myself bites or small portions of those things, but make sure I add in the calories. Yes, we need to be more positive about all the good things we are doing!

  4. Sometimes I get so sick & tired of thinking about food and exercise and weight/body issues...I just want to let it all go, however, I know that I need to do this...I just try to not talk about it ... I blog instead!