You want to lose weight, change your body and get healthy! What’s stopping you?? YOU are stopping YOU! I have been guilty of this and have written a lot about my self sabotage when it comes to emotional eating and the vicious cycle of binge eating. I still struggle with finding balance in my life but I have made enormous strides over the last couple of years and now I want to help you!

Weight loss sabotage is something a lot of women and men experience. One thing I must tell you is that a lot of it is in your mind and once you have that under control and healthy then that will trickle into your physical well being as well.

Late night snacking: Sleep doesn’t burn many calories, so late night foods do not get burned away. Many self saboteurs eat a good portion of their calories in the middle of the night which wreaks havoc on the waistline. Make it a point to stop eating at least 2 hours before bedtime.

Impulse eating: Plan your meals and snacks, and eat every 2-3 hours to avoid mindless eating. Having healthy foods on hand like almonds or apples will also help.

Watch what you fill your shopping cart with: Go grocery shopping after you have eaten, not before. This will reduce the temptation to put junk food into your shopping cart.

When temptation to overeat strikes, try on clothes that you can barely fit into: Do you really want to get big enough to make it impossible to fit into these clothes.

Avoid emotional eating: If you are under stress, go for a run, walk, jump rope or take a hot shower. Listen to your favorite music or read a book. Also jump into a yoga class or pilates … Learn to ‘Just Breathe”!

See if there are healthier versions of your favorite foods: Like having whole grain pancakes vs regular buttermilk. You can do this with a lot of foods.

Practice portion control: If it doesn’t fit into the palm or your hand then it is too much.

Stop making excuses to avoid exercise: It is never too cold or hot to exercise. Make exercise a priority! You can always make time!

Try this YUMMY healthy recipe if that sweet tooth strikes

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS WITH BUTTERSCOTCH

(SERVES 1)

1 scoop Chocolate whey isolate

1 tbsp sugar-free, fat-free Jell-O Butterscotch instant pudding mix

1 tbsp natural peanut butter

¼ cup water

  1. Mix all ingredients together and scoop into baking cups (about 3).
  2. Place in freezer for 4 hours, then serve.

 

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