We are all pleased to hear that Easter will be more relaxed this year. After all, our Easter 2020 celebrations were truly disrupted. But with the eased lockdown rules coming into play and the reopening of restaurants and bars, we see an increase in temptation pulling us away from reaching our goal weight. For those who want to lose weight it does mean there’s an increase in the likelihood of stumbling at this hurdle and sabotaging our progress so far.
Easter is often seen as a time for new beginnings, another New Year if you will. When you sign up to LighterLife you too decide to make a fresh start. Wherever you are in your weight loss journey, being Mindful can help you be more aware of what and why you are eating, help you challenge that voice in your head that might be saying unhelpful things ‘It’s not fair, everyone is having chocolate, poor me, I deserve Easter eggs too’. Are you likely to regret acting on those thoughts, sometimes even asking yourself afterwards ‘Why did I do that?
The LighterLife virtual community means there will be people to share the experiences and help you create the structure and support you need. Our virtual groups are a great place to explore ‘crooked thinking’ and find other coping mechanisms and asking yourself ‘Is it food I really need or do I have some other way of coping’?
It’s mindful thinking that will help you get off the dieting roundabout, deal with that voice in your head that has sabotaged your weight loss goals in the past and help you understand more about your triggers and develop your skills for success.
Let’s make 2021 the year to break old unhelpful eating habits and create new ones for a healthier future.