Jennifer Lewerenz | Jan 11, 2021 AT 12:43 pm
(KNSI) – It’s Monday. Did you slip up on your healthy eating plan over the weekend? Weight loss counselor Tabetha Temperley with Livea Weight Control Centers says to look at your healthy eating plan meal by meal.
“If you do have that slip up, you know, just think about it in this in the sense of it’s one meal at a time is one day at a time, it’s one minute at a time. If you eat six times a day, and there are seven days a week, that’s 42 meals that you’re eating each week. So if three of your meals weren’t so great, that means that you still had 39 really great meals.”
Temperley says to focus on the positives and not the negatives.
“I think that that is something that we tend to forget about is that we think an all or nothing mindset. And what we should think more so about is, How was my week overall? I think we just need to think that because there are so many meals, we forget about those really good ones. And we just focus on the negative ones. And I think that’s something too as we go into more of a negative mindset versus a positive mindset.”
She says to celebrate the small wins, but instead of a food treat, save up for a new shirt or smaller pair of pants.
Temperley holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in sports and exercise psychology from Minnesota State University Mankato.