Of course, that saying always reminds me of the funny skit on Saturday Night Live years ago with Cheri Oteri playing Nadeen, the “Simma Down Na” lady. I’m referring to it because with Thanksgiving over and Christmas right around the corner, this is the time where diets can spiral out of control.
Before your eyes and taste buds take over your brain, think about what lies ahead for you this year. Keep in mind that it’s much easier to maintain than it is to pig out and try to get rid of it in January like most people do every year. Save yourself the misery by acknowledging the bad food and drinks that you know will be plentiful in the weeks to come. Keep a clear vision of how you want to look and feel at the beginning of the year and stay focused on YOUR body and YOUR actions to make it your best.
There’s nothing wrong with tasting things that look good or having a sample. Just don’t let that turn into a free for all that has you regretting it the next day, week and even months later. It is so NOT worth the instant gratification of eating it at the time.
Keep everything in perspective, try not to lose control, and ask yourself this: “IS THE INSTANT GRATIFICATION WORTH SABATOGING MY LONG TERM GOAL?” If you ask yourself that every time you get ready to binge on something terrible for you, I’m confident that you can control what could be “food frenzy freak-outs” that do nothing but make you overweight, unhealthy and sad.
Take a minute and think about what lies ahead for YOU. As I always say, YOU are in control of what YOU put into YOUR mouth. YOU are in control of molding and shaping your body into how you want it to look with the proper fuel/diet and working out. “Simma Down Na”…and control yourself so it (bad food) doesn’t control YOU.