Your attitude can determine whether or not you will be successful at changing your eating habits, losing weight and keeping it off, and improving your health. So what's your attitude? Take a look at these scenarios and see if you need an attitude adjustment to put your thinking in line with your weight loss goals:
Attitude Adjustment: Start thinking, "The food and lifestyle choices I make today determine my shape." Put yourself in situations where you are likely to be successful in choosing healthful foods until you build a history of success. Then gradually increase the difficulty.
Attitude Adjustment: Learn how to set challenging but reasonable goals that will lead to long term weight loss success.
Attitude Adjustment: Work with the facts. Become familiar with using a food diary for a few days. Count the calories you consume and match them up with the calories you burn. This way you can tell if you have more calories coming in than going out, and it can help you understand why you aren't losing weight.
So are you "walking the walk" or "talking the walk"?
Megan Porter, RD