I am so excited to see the results that I am getting from my #62DAYCHALLENGE ! It’s been one difficult journey, and it’s not done yet. I’ve been learning some secrets on how to overcome the silly temptations that have been trying to get me off track. I would like to help you do the same.
1. NEVER BE BORED ALONE! – Being alone and being bored will just make things miserable for you. Stay busy. Get active. Do something that will require you to get your focus off of the foods that you want.
2. SUBSTITUTIONS! – I know that you hear this all of the time, but really, it works. SUBSTITUTE your cravings for something healthier. If you are a soda drinker, you can find some herbal teas that have some really good flavoring. (Celestial Seasonings). Add a good TRUVIA sweetener mix to it, and there you go! If you like the fix, try using carbonated water with it. Sometimes it will require creativity to make a substitution. Honestly tho, it’s worth it. You won’t sabotage your efforts and end up feeling worse about yourself afterwards.
3. EDUCATE YOURSELF! – Google is our friend. It has plenty of information for us to read. Just type in the dietary question that you may have. Type in the benefits of eating healthy. The results will inspire you. Type in the negatives of eating junk. It will inspire you to make healthier decisions.
4. PRAYER WORKS! – Prayer is the remedy that surpasses all the other mentioned strategies. Jesus is alive and He hears us. He loves us and knows us. He knows us better than we know ourselves. Pray and ask for that temptation to be lifted. Here is a secret tho, if you are going to be the person who does pray for the temptation to be lifted, don’t just sit there and say “I DON’T WANT TO EAT PIZZA! I DON’T WANT TO EAT PIZZA! I DON’T WANT TO EAT PIZZA!” What happens when we do that? Your mind is still on pizza. Pray, read the scripture, quote the scripture, and go and get your mind off of that temptation.
This may be old news to some of us, but remember this.. REMINDERS ARE HELPFUL! I am sure there are plenty of other things that work that I haven’t mentioned. These are just 4 pieces of advice that have helped me. Check out more daily hints and inspiration at www.facebook.com/onestepnation