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Willpower
12/2/12 8:21 AM
What are some things you do to keep your willpower in check? I try to stay strong and I know I need to make healthy decsions but dang gone it's rough. So I am curioius what are some things you do to remain strong? One thing, I do is I try to eat a small healthy snack and drink lots of water before meals but sometimes that doesn't do the trick either but most times it does.

Just curious about this!
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12/2/12 9:34 AM as a reply to BethW01.
BethW01:
What are some things you do to keep your willpower in check? I try to stay strong and I know I need to make healthy decsions but dang gone it's rough. So I am curioius what are some things you do to remain strong? One thing, I do is I try to eat a small healthy snack and drink lots of water before meals but sometimes that doesn't do the trick either but most times it does.

Just curious about this!


Hi Beth,

First, you need to have your reason " why" in front of you and big enough so that when you are tempted to eat something you shouldn't, you'll think twice about it.

Drinking water is good. You should drink about 1/2 your body weight in ounces per day. This will keep you fuller and speed up metabolism. Drinking a class of water before your meal is a great idea, because it makes you fuller before you sit down to eat.

I would look at your nutrition. Are you eating 6 times a day...every 3 hours? Are you balancing your protein, carbs, veggies, fats with each meal? How many calories are you consuming a day?

If you need additional help, let me know. We have an accountability group that might be just what you need. I'll send you a buddy request.

Coach Jeff
CPT,PES
motivFIT
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12/2/12 12:21 PM as a reply to BethW01.
when my willpower gets tested I think of all the hard work I've gone through. All the times when you got up early to work out, or worked out when you really could have sat down for the night. Review your goal - post it on the refrigerator and even in the pantry if needed.

thing of what's in the item that might be tempting you.

One thing that I really like to do is ask myself: are you really hungry and if not, why am I looking for something to eat. Am I bored, thirsty maybe? I'll usually go for a glass of water first as well.

if you're really having a bad moment get online with your team and look for some motivation to stay away from the temptation. Would a quick ab workout do the trick or maybe a nice run/walk? Get out of the house if possible.

Make sure you have your meals and snacks planned for the day as well. This is help to resist those times when you dont know what to make or eat and other things may be tempting you.

I hope of these help.

Feel free to buddy request me.

Donna
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12/2/12 5:46 PM as a reply to CoachDonna12.
I currently do what you do Beth I feel that works good. I also use a calorie counter on my phone, as the day progresses I look and base my decisions on what I should have left. Is that something bad fo you going to put you over the edge.

I commend everyone on her who can do what they do as far as a nutrition. Will never make fun of the super healthy eaters it truely is the most remarkable thing to eat the way they do. The workouts are easier. I am making stronger strides in eating healthy, but to be honest with you I had an emoticonz Nacho Cheeseburger that had a hard taco shell between the huge kaiser roll with avocado and jalpeno salsa and sweet potato fries for lunch today. I find indulging sometimes keeps you from going totally astray. The thing is committing to that moment once in the parameter you set. Once a week, once a month, once every 3 months. I indulge less and less as months go on. I have lost 63 lbs in 11 months. I have eaten at luaus in hawaii, I had pancakes, fried eggplant, chicken parm, margaritas throughout the year. So I guess what I am saying is gradually move towards the right way , too much at once will just turn you away.
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12/2/12 5:48 PM as a reply to Firefighter2711.
tha smiley face was supposed to be 8 ounces sorry
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12/2/12 5:56 PM as a reply to BethW01.
I agree with Firefighter - there are times when you just cant help but either "cheat" or you are in a situation that leaves you with little choices.

Best advice: Try to plan ahead, limit the portion size, and the next day get right back to it!! Dont waste time beating yourself up, life happens - move on. One cheat meal (dessert etc) will not kill your progress - a cheat day/week.... problem.

Now the 8 oz Nacho Cheeseburger.... wow!!!

Donna

PS - Mahapac ----- we're originally from Poughkeepsie, NY!! old home week on TBB!
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12/2/12 6:46 PM as a reply to Firefighter2711.
Nice advice Donna! I'll leave it at that.
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12/3/12 7:43 AM as a reply to CoachDonna12.
CoachDonna12:
I agree with Firefighter - there are times when you just cant help but either "cheat" or you are in a situation that leaves you with little choices.

Best advice: Try to plan ahead, limit the portion size, and the next day get right back to it!! Dont waste time beating yourself up, life happens - move on. One cheat meal (dessert etc) will not kill your progress - a cheat day/week.... problem.

Now the 8 oz Nacho Cheeseburger.... wow!!!

Donna

PS - Mahapac ----- we're originally from Poughkeepsie, NY!! old home week on TBB!

New Yorkers Unite. Haha

I should also say that I had a typical breakfast, my lunch was around 2:30pm and ate a very light dinner(being I was full from Lunch.) So I was still able to cheat and only go over my goals by 200 cals. Instead of a cheat day I occasionally have a cheat meal. Then I woke up today and had shakeology with frozen strawberries. Two opposite sides of the spectrum emoticon
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12/3/12 8:55 AM as a reply to BethW01.
Thanks for the advice and/or suggestions. I will most certainly try them and hopefully that will help. So, my other question is I get a terrible afternoon sweet tooth--today I played smart and brought in suger free jello and hopefully that will help. LOL How do you curb that sweet tooth? Sometime is gets so bad that I can't help but cave. Blah
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12/3/12 10:35 AM as a reply to BethW01.
BethW01:
Thanks for the advice and/or suggestions. I will most certainly try them and hopefully that will help. So, my other question is I get a terrible afternoon sweet tooth--today I played smart and brought in suger free jello and hopefully that will help. LOL How do you curb that sweet tooth? Sometime is gets so bad that I can't help but cave. Blah


Beth,

my first suggestion, especially if you are looking to lose weight is cut out all added sugar (as much as you can) weight tends to fly off when someone does this. it isnt easy and takes about 2 weeks to "detox" your body. You will notice a remarkable decrease in cravings when you do this.

You should be having about 5 small "meals" a day - so if you aren't that is another way of spreading your food to ensure your motabolism is working steady and you dont get to the point of "hungry" and grab bad stuff.

If you are really looking for a sweat - try a protein bar or a piece of fruit. The sugar free jello's not bad - but the ingredients are not near the the 1-ingredient foods we try to stick to either and has artificial sweateners.

Afternoons are my worst time of time - I have a protein bar and about 12 almonds around 2:30 and that gets me through till dinner.

Hope this helps.
Donna
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12/4/12 6:52 AM as a reply to BethW01.
BethW01:
Thanks for the advice and/or suggestions. I will most certainly try them and hopefully that will help. So, my other question is I get a terrible afternoon sweet tooth--today I played smart and brought in suger free jello and hopefully that will help. LOL How do you curb that sweet tooth? Sometime is gets so bad that I can't help but cave. Blah

I personally stay away from artificial sweetners as much as possible(within reason.) There are a lot of studies to sum them up quickly that say artificial sweetners trick your body that it is sugar, and have similar affect. They also have the potential to increase overall belly fat.

I am a huge huge sweet tooth. My once in a while fix dark choclate square. The higher the cocoa the better, good for antioxidants. Healthy snacks can help satisfy. I have an apple as a snack 2 hours after breakfast. Clementines, naturaly sugared prunes, Cranberry health mix(has almonds, walnuts,sunflower seeds,cranberries.) All natural peanut butter supresses it too. The last one I love love till my daddy takes my T-bird away is the Results and Recovery formula. I chug that after a workout. No I dont work for beachbody, and its not a cheap plug, just saying emoticon
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12/4/12 7:45 AM as a reply to BethW01.
Ohhh the dark chocolate! I know some people ration those Dove squares out like gold!

I've actually lost my chocolate craving - it's not what it used to be (thank goodness)!

Great ideas thanks!

The other thing we did not discuss at all in reference to willpower is goals. You have to have to write them down and remember them! that's you new mantra! To get to your goal you have to make changes and some of those may require sacrifice.

What are your goals?

Donna
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