In my last post I talked about setting the foundation for your weight loss journey and pointed out some strategies you can use to establish a strong base. I asked you to take a look at what is working for and against you. In this post I am going to focus a bit more on the role that awareness plays in creating a healthy lifestyle.
What does losing weight mean to you? Are you instantly hit with visions of all the things that you won’t be able to enjoy anymore and dread about stepping on the scale? If you are serious about losing weight and keeping it off you have to create a life that supports your goal. Understanding your habits and tendencies are a significant piece to the weight loss puzzle.
Over the next couple of weeks take a look at the things you do on a day-to-day basis. Do you get that latte and scone every morning before work? What is your evening routine like, do you have a couple of glasses of wine with dinner? Sure, you may be hitting a spin class three days a week but the caloric expenditure in those classes are being undone by daily habits you don’t even think about.
It may not seem like much but when you think about calories like money there is a nickel-and-diming effect that can add up over time. The better your awareness the better you will be able to attend to counter productive habits. So, use an app, write in a journal and start keeping track of what is working for and against you.
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