Check out the magic she performed right before our eyes. This is Bose at a wedding yesterday.
You lose weight, maybe three or four pounds maybe much more. But you slip, have a bad day, or a “weak moment” and you eat something you shouldn’t have. And what do you tell yourself? ‘Now I’ve completely blown it!’ I might as well really binge! Beware the trap of perfectionism – aim to eat sensibly and healthily most of the time not all the time. Don’t live under a self imposed dictatorship. We all eat more than we should of the wrong kind of stuff now and then. Think of your weight as something that (once you’ve reached a healthy weight) can go up and down to some extent. Have a ‘sliding scale’ in your mind of a couple of pounds either side your target weight. Everyone’s weight fluctuates a bit and you should prepare for this. No one can live for long under a self imposed too harsh dictatorship. The whole idea is to enjoy the journey because it’s the journey of a lifetime. Change what ‘treats’ mean to you. Like I always say it’s a mind game: all our lives we have been brainwashed; from childhood it’s drummed into us that “treats” consist of fatty, sugary empty calorific stodge. So what happens next? We start eating healthily and suddenly we have no treats. We feel deprived. Of course a treat is whatever you decide it is. Is it really a treat to clog arteries, add unsightly fat, feel bad about yourself, risk diabetes and heart disease? Then out of guilt go on a binge? Write down five treats that don’t involve enhancing fat or sugar. Whether the treat is calling a friend, going for a walk, or even having a cup of special tea or coffee, we can all reward and comfort ourselves. It’s how we do it that counts. Weight loss is not a cure-all Don’t expect weight loss to cure all of life’s problems. Sure you’ll be healthier, fitter and so on, and that will have positive and maybe unexpected positive ripple effects but, as a slimmer person, you’ll still have a bad day in the office, moments of self doubt, times when you feel undervalued. Believe it or not, many people feel let down when they become slimmer and then find that being slim doesn’t solve all their problems in one go (i discovered that the hard way and it was a painful reality) to be continued.