In our book Change Your Mind: Lose Weight, we explain that in order to lose weight, we have to plan for it just as we would plan for anything else. When you go on vacation, you call the travel agent, you arrange care for your pets and plants, you tell your boss that you want specific days off, and you make sure your hair is coiffed before you leave. You plan. In the same way, you have to plan for weight loss. You have to figure out when you will exercise, when you will shop for food, when you will cook your healthy meals, and how you will handle social events.
While planning is key, it is not everything. If you tend to be thrown off track a lot and find yourself not sticking with your plan, you are not putting yourself first. We write about why it is so important to do that in next week’s Clear Monday post.