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How Making Rules Can Help You

According to Merriam-Webster, discipline is a “rule or system of rules governing conduct or activity.” This is perfect. In order to fight weight gain, we have to discipline ourselves to follow some rules. Every morning DECIDE how we will feel, what we will eat, if we will exercises, etc. It is all a choice, and we all have the power.


1. Banned language: For the next several weeks, do not allow yourself to say, “Just this once". If you pay close attention, a ‘just this once’ situation comes up practically every day. You go to a work party….You take spouse out for a birthday dinner…Someone brings a meal by your house because you’ve been sick….Your co-worker brings in the leftover pizza from last night’s party…Your child has leftover Valentine’s Day candy….Skipping a workout...Sound familiar?

You have to say no every single time, or at least 90% of the time. Otherwise, you will never get ahead. Just grit your teeth, resist what others are having and make good food choices. I’m not saying it is easy, I am saying it is necessary if you want to achieve a transformation.