Developed by the British Dietetic Association.
Despite your best efforts to keep on track, it's quite normal to have times when you have a 'slip-up', and are tempted back to less healthy ways of eating. When this happens:
For more help dealing with set backs, click on 'Struggling to lose weight.' in 'Options for support'.
Having a positive approach will help you to put this temporary lapse behind you, and move on:
"Eating one chocolate bar doesn't mean I've blown it. I'm in control and am back on track."
On the other hand, negative self-talk is likely to mean a lapse will end up being a relapse:
"I've just eaten all that chocolate and blown all my good intentions. I might as well forget the diet and have another bar."
Sometines the temptation to overeat or miss an exercise session is high - that reasons that people mention most include:
Remember it's normal to have slip-ups so don't blame yourself. Think about what lead up to the lapse and what you could do differently to avoid this happening again the next time round.
Think about possible solutions or options:
Decide which one or ones would work best for you, and put your plan into action! Remember: think positively - you can do it.
If you keep coming up with reasons not to continue with your goals, or you can't find workable solutions, maybe it's time to re-think about how motivated you are to lose weight? Click on 'RU Ready?' to work through your reasons for wanting to lose weight.