Day 112: Stay Busy (Mike Tyson and Hooters)
By: Kevin Larrabee, CSCS
One of the biggest issues dieters face is staying preoccupied and keeping their minds off food. For example, you are more likely to cheat if you are home alone and bored to death watching re-runs of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge 3044. You need to stay busy. Hanging out with friends, going to the movies, and yes, even playing video games. You need to satisfy your need for pleasure and you don’t want it to come from a bag of Skittles. Everyone is different but to determine what will keep your mind busy just find something that you find stimulating mentally or socially.
Personally, I like to treat myself to a new game or a night out at the IMAX theater with some friends (while packing food that corresponds to the diet of course). Just be careful, you don’t want to go out to Hooters with the guys and give into the peer pressure of having a beer or two, or ten, and some of their famous wings…