You've been eating clean for a few weeks now...you are using portion control, keeping a good balance of protein/carbs/fat and you haven't missed a workout, yet, not much is going on. What the heck you wonder...I'm working my tail off, and for what!
Well, are you truly working your tail off? Are your journaling your food? Are you really eating as clean as you think you are? If you want results, make a plan and stick to it. If you have your day's meals ready to go, then that's what you eat and drink, nothing more, nothing less. Sounds like tough love, but guess what, a lot of you need it. I know, I know, those three french fries your 4-year old left on Monday's dinner plate don't count, nor does Tuesday's mini brownie that your co-worker brought in, oh, Wednesday's fat-free, sugar-free, skinny caramel mocha latte, no whip, no that doesn't count either--at least not in your clean eating mind it doesn't. Well guess what folks--those little things you think are meaningless--well they are more than likely the reason you aren't seeing the results you think you should be. You are consistently sabotaging yourself. Diet and exercise are not easy, but then again, most of the worth while things in life ever are.
So starting now, think about these little things. Is that split second of culinary delight to your tongue is worth losing the benefit of the last couple workouts you did; is not wanting to throw out little Bobby's last two chicken nuggets worth not having your zipper gliding up smoothly (versus you having to lay on the bed and not breathe to make it go up); or is just saying no and walking away from the office food trough, and you feeling like a million bucks for having done so, just not worth it to you?
You've been working hard, I know. I'm not naive, I know 'stuff' happens and sometimes the best choices cannot be made, but I'm realistic and I know that the majority of the time that is not the case. Stop poking yourself in the eye to spite your face..make this happen for yourself. You set out to do something great for yourself, so do it.
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