Overcome Slip-Ups and Get Back on Track

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1. Ask yourself what happened. Were you trying too hard? Were you taking in too few calories, fats, carbs, protein?  This can set you up for a craving and cause your blood sugar to fall—causing you to reach for those sugary treats.  Analyze your actions: did you wait too long in between meals to eat? Were you tired, stressed, nervous, anxious, lonely?  Next time this feeling overcomes you, ask yourself, “Am I truly hungry?” If not, wait 20 minutes and then ask yourself again,  “Has it been more than 3 hours since I have eaten?” , and “Can a snack such as a handful of almonds tide me over until I can calmly decide what I would like to eat?”

2. Acknowledge that you have just slipped-up and ate everything in sight…it’s now over and done with…Move on with your life.  It’s not the end of the world.  Get back on track and keep your head up.

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3.Get back on track.  Make your next meal a delicious low calorie, fresh dish such as vegetables and fish.  Once you start to incorporate these healthy foods back into your daily routine, you will “crowd out” your sugary sweets and you’ll be back on track in no time.  Accept your slip-up, learn from it, and move on.

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