Every time you have a food thought and an intense urge to go off your meal plan in a big way, ask this question: “What am I asking this food to do for me”? Even if it comes to the point where you’re standing over a cookie jar and the aroma of those chocolate chip cookies is calling your name, ask the question. Force yourself to answer it every time. This question will shake you up, snap you into reality and make you mindful of what you’re doing. You will face the truth. And that is always the best starting point.
No New Year’s resolution will work to your advantage unless you can answer this question with brutal honesty.
Next time the urge to go off your meal plan strikes, ask the question and then let me know how you answered.