Think Yourself Thin

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It’s often said that it’s mind over matter.

This goes for dieting.

If you can believe in yourself, believe that you really can lose weight, and apply yourself to it, then you will.

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Think positive about the whole thing. Don’t be defeatist. ┬áDon’t tell yourself that you’re an overweight slob that’s never going to lose weight. Instead look in the mirror, and tell yourself how much better you will look (to yourself and others) when you do shed those pounds. Tell yourself how much better you will feel.

You don’t have to eat everything on your plate. If you find yourself wasting food, and can’t afford it, or feel guilty about such a practice, then order smaller portions when you eat out, and cook less at home, or split portions in two where practical for another meal another day, and freeze it.

You don’t have to eat every time you do anything. It’s perfectly fine to go to a movie without a 32 ounce soda, and a large popcorn. If you’ve eaten before you went into the theatre, and you’re going to eat again when you leave or get home, you’ll survive quite well without those extra calories! Also think how much money you save each time you don’t eat stuff that you really don’t need. You’ll find after a while, you break the habit of heading for the concession stand in any case.

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Do You Have To Drink So Much?

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No not beer. Soda.

15 billion gallons a year are consumed each year in the United States alone. Did you know that drinking just one can of soda a day can add more than a pound of weight every month. That’s mainly because that one can can have the equivalent of over a dozen spoonfuls of sugar (usually High Fructose Corn Syrup).

Ok, so you’ll drink diet soda instead? The jury is still out on that one. All those artificial sweeteners taken over time aren’t necessarily much better than the sugar either.

Even done the experiment of putting a small piece of meat into a glass of soda overnight, and seeing it dissolve? It does the same to your teeth enamel too.

It could also help to bring on kidney stones, and liver damage – thought to be the sodium benzoate in it.

It can lead to caffeine addiction, and it’s not goo for the stomach as it’s quite acidic, and can damage the lining of the stomach.

Oh one last thing, a can a day habit will cost you over $100 a year. So if there are 4 in your house drinking 3 cans a day, that’s over a grand a year, plus the health risks above.

TGFC recommends you make sure you drink your eight recommended 8 ounce glasses of water each day. It won’t do any harm to your health or your wallet!