Thinking before you start eating:
If you change you mindset before you start eating it will help to make better choices. Research has shown that many people who are wanting to lose weight have an all or none mentality. They think they have to eat all of whatever it is they have to eat. They also have the belief that they have to be all or none with a diet, believing that if they mess up on their diet plan they should just give up. If you stop to think before you eat it will help remind you to eat smaller portions, or less of something (like half a cookie instead of a whole one). Stopping to think will help you make better choices - like baked instead of fried, fruits instead of cake, water instead of soda.
Remember to stop - take a deep breath - and think about what you are eating, how much, and remember that if you fall off the diet wagon, dust yourself off and jump right back on again!
Blessings for a Glorious Day!