Thanksgiving is next week, and with that, comes all sorts of emotions.
Excitement for getting to spend some time with family.
Eagerness to grab all the Black Friday deals.
But when it comes to thinking about all the delicious food that’s going to be available, what comes up for you?
For anyone with weight loss goals, this emotion is likely anxiety.
From my experience, this feeling of unease is one of two things.
There’s so much delicious food, and I’m not going to be able to control myself.
What is my family going to think if I'm not eating as much as I usually do? They might think something is wrong with me and pressure me to eat more.
Don’t worry, friends. I’ve been in your shoes before and have some advice.
First of all, think about your why. Why do YOU want to lose weight? What is the reason that motivates you to keep going even on the days that you don’t feel like it?
Now think of all of the obstacles that you expect on Thanksgiving day. Maybe it’s the pumpkin pie, or maybe it’s your grandma putting more food on your plate. Whatever you think your obstacles will be, come up with a plan on what you want to do or say in response to these challenges.
Finally, now that you have your why and your plan, I want you to practice trusting yourself. You have the power inside of you to stick to your food plan for the day or to say no when someone pressures you for a second serving. I believe in you 100%, but you need to believe in yourself in order to trust yourself and achieve your goals.
You got this!