Moderate Bad Decisions and Make Better Ones
[pullquote]Life is hard; it’s even harder if you’re stupid. ~ John Wayne. [/pullquote] Weight loss and maintenance is dependent on the quality of the decision you make. If you make a bad decision, you are more likely to derail your ride to success. Less than ideal decisions are often made when you are hungry. Go shopping on an empty stomach, and you will quickly see what I mean. You will quickly find out how many boxes of Twinkies you can fit in a shopping cart.
I recommend that you keep 1-2 healthy meals of snack in reserve. I keep a serving of nuts in my car to eat during trips to the grocery store. This way I prevent less than successful food decision in the walk through the grocery store. You want to ward off the delusional thinking that one cupcake or candy bar is not a big deal. Of course, it will, but then again, it is not the end of the world if you do, but it is best to no put yourself in that situation by preparing before you shop.