After giving your the first habit of highly successful fat loss – Writing things down.
I trust you have put this simple yet powerful tool in to action? Trust me it really does work and it can also be applied to other aspects of your life too – Business, Fitness are only two examples.
Now I’ve gotten the quick reminder of the first habit out of the way it’s time to move on to the second habit.
Habit 2: They Say No.
As humans and half decent people we don’t really like the word ‘No’. It just seems so rude doesn’t it?
However that particular word can help you avoid over indulging when you don’t even really want too. Often people will accept an extra slice of pie, or another beer because it was offered to them, lets face it, nobody wants to be ‘that guy or girl’ who turns down a token gesture of good will.
The hardest part of fat loss is by far the psychological aspect, people will offer you temptations not because they are trying to sabotage your progress (Ok, some might) but because they can see you’re doing really well and feel you deserve a treat. This kind gesture is what makes saying ‘No’ so hard, but don’t worry, I have a nice simple line that will help you acknowledge their offer and not leave them feeling rejected when you say the ominous word.
All you need to do is the following:
Smile and say “Thank you for the offer. I appreciate it, but I’m not feeling hungry quite just yet, thanks for considering if I was though.”
This will show them that you genuinely care that they have thought about you, but it doesn’t leave them feeling rejected, more so the simple fact that you’re just not hungry yet.
You don’t need to use that particular example, you can use what ever language you like, just be polite, sincere and smile when you say it.
I am not saying you need to say no to every food or beverage that comes your way, I would just advise you to think about whether you are actually hungry or just bored. We will eat when we are bored, mostly because everyone else is doing it and we don’t want to be out from the crowd.
Learning to say ‘No’ will also be helpful in the world place when your boss ask’s you to do an additional mountain of paper work that you don’t have time for. I find the old “I would be happy to do that, who will be finishing this other work I won’t have time for? Because I wouldn’t want the quality to slip on either project.”, this often eaves them slightly stunned but helps to deter them from giving you anymore.
Learn to say ‘No’ more, it’s not rude, it’s your choice.