Temptation and Thrift

The essence of weight loss

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When it comes to weight loss, dieting can only take you so far. No matter what diet you are on, without thrift it will most assuredly fail. So what is thrift and how is it done?

Thrift is a matter of saying no to temptation whenever it arises. We all experience temptation to eat things we shouldn’t eat. It’s how you process your temptations that leads to a successful diet. We can be tempted to eat larger portions or to eat unhealthful foods. Fasting is a way of denying the self and saying no to temptation.

Before you can say no to temptation, you have to learn to recognize it. Most people just eat what they want without a thought to what’s going on in their head. But if you pay attention to your mind, you can begin to recognize temptation and learn to say no to it.

Thrifty eating is all about eating only what you need to survive, no more and no less. In the United States, most restaurants give you very large portions. To eat thrifty, you will have to get used to cutting your portions in half or more. When you buy produce to cook at home, you can buy in bulk, but portion your food in small amounts when you cook it.

How ironic that the secret to weight loss has little to do with food or exercise!

Author: T Ross

I spent the first part of my life playing piano and composing music. I graduated from UCLA with a degree in music composition and cognitive science. Then I became a User Interface Engineer for four years. I moved home to Raleigh, NC to be closer to my family and began to freelance. On the side, I created a company called Elemental Nutrition & Wellness that uses interactive resource calculators to give people the tools they need to lose weight and boost nutrition. Now I have my own practice as a holistic nutritionist. I help people meet their weight loss goals by fostering self-motivation. You can reach me at ross@elementalnutritionandwellness.com.

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