Most of us have talked and talked and then talked some more about getting off sugar and flour or cutting down on how much we eat or getting more active. We’ve even gone so far as to make resolutions or promises to ourselves and others about when (usually sometime in the not-too-distant future) that we’re going to do this. Often that time never comes. Or, if it does come, the actions we take are not enough to overcome our well-entrenched habits and nothing really changes.
But action is key to change. We cannot talk or think ourselves into a right-sized body. We cannot talk or think ourselves into a food plan that supports weight loss and reduces the cravings that keep us stuck in food compulsion and addiction. We must step into new actions to get these results. Here are some actions I had to take (and keep taking):
• Remove all sugar, flour, and processed foods (with the exception of some salad dressings, nut butters, and canned veggies) from my home.
• Eat three meals a day with nothing in-between.
• Give up the occasional diet soda (I now don’t consume any kind of sweeteners).
• Plan my shopping and meals ahead of time so I always have delicious, safe foods available.
• Choose freedom over self-medicating.
What actions can you take to get what you want?
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