Patience and perseverance are absolutely essential with weight loss. There will be many times you do not see the scale move, but you must keep moving forward with the healthy behaviors! Check out this post from Diane Petrella about why patience and perseverance are so important... https://dianepetrella.com/blog/weight-loss/patience-and-perseverance/
Amazing weight loss transformation, through making basic lifestyle changes and sticking with them over time! Love her story and her tips for creating this lifestyle change! http://www.today.com/health/weight-loss-woman-loses-160-pounds-transforms-her-life-t109078
Sometimes food is used as a tool for coping and you may not even recognize this is the case. I previously discussed the difference between emotional hunger and true hunger. Emotional hunger is more likely to lead to negatively coping with food. Coping with food can lead to weight gain, poor health, lethargy, low mood, … Continue reading Coping with food.
Many things get in the way of us understanding or living by our personal values. It takes confidence to live according to your own values, when those around you may think you should live another way. And, unfortunately, people tend to like getting into other people’s lives and telling them how they should live… parents, … Continue reading Values.
Here is a long list of coping/distraction techniques. Read through them, write down ones you may consider, or print out and check them off. Refer to this when you are feeling down, bored, or tempted to eat! Healthy coping and distraction are a must for getting through some tough moments on this journey! http://www.lmgroeszpsychotherapy.com/uploads/9/7/5/2/9752967/big_list_of_activities.pdf If you … Continue reading Coping.