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Diet Tip: Attitude Adjustment

While you can put healthy foods in your stomach and feel full, the emotional side of you might not feel quite satisfied by a green salad, veggies and fruit. This stomach versus brain scenario can make sticking to a diet difficult.

Call me a cock-eyed optimist, but having a can do attitude can help. Instead of "guilting" yourself into eating healthy food, remind yourself that you are making a significant change in the way you live your life. Did you know it only takes somewhere between 7 and 14 days to adopt a new habit? When you are trying to stop the afternoon cookie routine, a week may seem like a loooooonnnnnnggggg time. But if you think about taking a mere seven days to create a lifestyle change, a week seems relatively short.

Remember slow and steady wins the race. You are changing your life style one habit at a time.

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Seraphim Seraphim 9 years
brooklynbee thats a great idea! i think i'll have to try that with my chocolate addiction! :)
Seraphim Seraphim 9 years
thanks fit, i needed a boost :)
Brooklynbee Brooklynbee 9 years
I allow myself a cookie on one day each week - Friday afternoon. Since I know that Friday is "cookie day" I don't crave afternoon sweets so much on other days! (I usually try to have a low-fat sugar-free yogurt) I don't think one small cookie a week is too bad. :)
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
Thanks, Fit! Here's to having a better attitude.
millarci millarci 9 years
I hope this is true. Right now, I'm trying to give up soda all together. I used to drink a lot of diet pepsi. Then I switched to caffiene free diet pepsi. Then I saw your blog about what soda can do to your bones. Ugh! No more soda for me!
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