I have been following my Eating Plan now for three weeks and I have lost 7kgs and 31cms. This is so ... more »
- Mother of Three (QLD)
Advice After A Mistake
Don't be disappointed in yourself! Put it behind you. Today is a new day and you should look forward, not back. You can not undo what has already happened but you can do it right in the future!
- Acknowledge your initial slip
Tell yourself, "Okay, I shouldn't have eaten that... I made a mistake."
- Recommit yourself to your Eating Plan
Read your Eating Plan carefully and make sure you are clear about why you want to lose weight.
- Draw a symbolic line
Say, "Here is the line, right here, where I stop this unplanned eating". Mark this line by brushing your teeth, going for a walk or engaging in some non-eating activity.
- Give yourself credit for stopping – at any point
You need to give yourself some slack for being human and making a mistake. We all make mistakes.
- Watch out for feelings of failure or helplessness
Look back at your successes and say, "I can do that again".
- Continue on your Eating Plan normally
Don't try to make up for your mistake by missing out on any of your daily allowances.
- Learn from your mistake
Use this mistake as an opportunity for learning.