One of the great secrets I’ve learned over the years is that we can’t visualize a negative action. You can’t picture in your mind NOT eating an ice cream cone. You can’t imagine NOT kicking a dog. You can’t imagine NOT eating that huge piece of FUDGE staring at you from the plate across the room.
In each case you have to imagine Doing the action and then putting a huge red circle with a slash through it.
Imagine saying to yourself all day… I can’t have ice cream, I can’t have ice cream, I can’t have ice cream…
What are you really focusing on… Ice Cream.
Why Diets Fail
The definition of diet is…
A selection or a limitation on the amount a person eats for reducing weight: No pie for me, I’m on a diet.
Instead of focusing on what you CAN’T have… why not create a diet checklist of what you can have.
As you partake of each healthy item throughout the day you can check it off the list. This way you are focusing on eating good food, and the great items you’ll get later in the day.
Make your checklist enticing with adjectives that describe your food in a positive light.
Breakfast: Warm aromatic oatmeal with ripe red strawberries
Snack: A sweet ripe banana
Lunch: Delicious Turkey Sandwich with a flavorful side salad
Dinner: Amazing Apple Glazed Chicken Breast with sautéed mushrooms.
If you stick to your checklist, you’ll eat great food and stick to your calorie goals. You’ll be thinking in a POSITIVE manner all through the day.
Here is to your checklist success!
Question: What Items Would Be On Your List?