Setting yourself up for success

“I will be better today than I was yesterday”

I believe you can either set yourself up for success or set yourself up for failure. The choice is yours. For example, if you bring chocolate, chips or any food that tempts you into the house you’re setting yourself up for failure.

So how do you set yourself up for success?

  1. Have a vision – know what you want to achieve and why (explore that further HERE)
  2. Take action – every step in the right direction will empower you to take the next step
  3. Be determined and committed – keep the end in sight (refer back to tip 1)

Success also comes from having the right tools. Kitchen scales will be your best friend when you are starting out. It’s important to stick to serving sizes, so weighing portions will help ensure you are on the road to success. Before you know it, you will recognise serving sizes. You’ll also use your scales for weighing ingredients in some of my recipes. I’d be lost without my kitchen scales.

If you believe that you can achieve your goal then you can, but if you have little or no faith in your ability then you are doomed to fail. Forget all those failed diets from the past, today is what counts. Look to your future with faith, I know you can do it.

Action step

How will you make sure you stick to your fat and calorie limit this week? Think of having a budget and make sure you stick within your limits. Stay in the black not the red.