How to Stay On Track Eating Healthy

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Question: I try to stay on a healthy eating plan but I always seem to fail after the first few days. How can I overcome emotional eating?
Answer: Anytime you assign time in your busy day to do something for yourself, to help you to feel better physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually you can bet something will pop up to try to prevent your success after the first few days. It is difficult to explain but it is true for everyone. Those who seem to be successful have problems lurking around the corner just like you but they tend to make adjustments and even more self-sacrifice in order to reach the ultimate goal. It requires self-discipline and being able to adapt, improvise and overcome.
That may sound like a commercial for the Marines but it is true for those who are driven. If you do eat something that you know is not on your health and fitness plan, get over it and move on. Instead of beating yourself up emotionally and feeling like a failure, ask yourself the more pertinent questions: why did I eat that? What was going on when I felt like I had to have it? Were you angry? Hurt? Sad? If it was any of those then the next time you have the same or a similar craving stop before you eat it and ask yourself why you need it. Will it satisfy what it missing? Is it worth eating and having to train harder to burn off? Why not just skip the eating junk part and train? Believe this, eating a cinnamon roll, for example, is tasty for a few moments for sure. Being in shape, feeling good and confident in your own skin, looking better naked feels better than anything tastes.
It takes practice to say no to foods you think you can’t live without and not feel deprived after you walk away from it. At some point you have to begin to do just that, begin. Do it once and be a bit upset that you didn’t eat it. That’s better than feeling guilty that you did. We all have the strength to be better no matter what the goal is. We all just have to take the first step to reach that goal and grow a little stronger as we continue on the path to success. The setbacks that follow will be small speed bumps the closer you get to your final success.
God bless and keep training,
Daryl

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