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I can't control everything...

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

No, we can't control everything, but we can make decisions about ourselves that allow us to be our best selves. This isn't rocket science. This is tracking, accountability and self-awareness.

Ever gone to the grocery store, and automatically picked up THAT THING that you love, but is addictive for you? Please stop yourself and put it back. Having one of something, or convincing you to have one of a trigger food is sabotage.

I read SO MANY TIMES here about people who do not get why they are not doing better. "I eat under 2,000 calories (REALLY??), I work out, and I am not losing weight". I don't believe that sentence. There is no specificity to any of it. If someone asked me what my calories were at, let's say, lunch, I would be able to tell them how many I had consumed and how many I had left.

An important aspect of this is portion control, where you weigh your food, KNOW exactly how many calories you have had by tracking every single one, and know how you are doing. The most important part is not to guess. To know how you are doing. Saying you ate about 2,000 calories a day, makes me believe you are eating too many calories to lose weight, and are not tracking whatsoever.

Track your food. Take control of at least that aspect of your life. You will feel better, you will lose weight, and you will realize that total control of everything is way overrated.

Spark on.
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