Yes! I can choose to do that!
I can choose: Yes! I did that.
To go for walks before meals and guide my attention toward healthy, beautiful things. . . T . T . .
When sitting down to eat to make the area quiet and pleasant. . . : . : . .
During meals and at other quiet times to turn off the TV, radio, and phone. . . : . : . .
When putting meals together to mix textures, colors, tastes and small serving size. . . : . : . .
When at restaurants to share my food with my companions and they with me. . . : . : . .
To eat breakfast a little later and dinner a little earlier and no snacks at night. . . : . : . .
When entering my bedroom to make it dark, quiet, cool, and to prewarm my bed. . . : . : . .
A few stronger tips I might use for adjusting my stress level and weight too
If I am hungry before a mealtime to go for a fast walk and praise the beautiful things. . . : . : . .
Just after getting up in the morning to weigh myself and track my progress. . . : . : . .
When offered caloric beverages like beer or soda to replace them with coffee or tea. . . : . : . .
At the end of a meal to calm my desire to keep eating by going to another room. . . : . : . .
Before eating to make sure there is a selection of fruits and nuts on the table. . . : . : . .
When served processed foods, to ask for more vegetables, salads, fruits, and nuts. . . : . : . .
To eat more fiber, slow digesting plant-based foods, protein-rich nuts and smoothies. . . : . : . .
To be gracious at parties by accepting a drink and a snack, but then only ice tea. . . : . : . .
To ignore food by storing all food, smells of food, even pictures of food out of sight. . . : . : . .
When at big meals to adjust my belt a notch tighter rather than looser. . . : . : . .
To go to bed every night at the same time by setting my alarm clock for bedtime. . . : . : . .
Some tips to consider when I am even more eager to approach my ideal weight
Before a daily meal, to take a short fast walk and a long calm walk weekly. . . : . : . .
To eat and drink as much as I want from 12 noon until 6 pm, but nothing at other times.. . : . : . .
Beside my nightly fast, to fast once a month for a day, and once a year for two days. . . : . : . .
To meet every day with friends and have a quiet conversation. . . : . : . .
To use these simple tips to become healthier, happier, wiser and wealthier. . . : . : . .