Focus on the fact that if you don’t give up trying, you’ll eventually get the hang of it. Please understand that everything you do is a learning opportunity. It’s easy to see the learning opportunity when adopting intermittent fasting.
But even your screw ups and failures are learning opportunities as well. What kind of information do you give yourself when you see that you have given in to your hunger pangs? At the very least, you would be able to see your decision making process.
Once that’s clear, you can start tweaking them until they lead to other results. Of course, a lot of this is not going to happen overnight. As long as you are mindful of this and as long as you are looking to learn, eventually, you will achieve a breakthrough.
Drink 8 glasses of water per day. It’s not only great for your physical health. It’s also great for your mental health. Look at your glass of water as a bridge to satiety. You may be dealing with very nasty hunger pangs right now. Get yourself some water.
The best thing about water is that the calorie count for 8 ounces of water and 16 ounces is the same, zero. Knock yourself out. Sip or gulp. Just wait the hunger pang out. Eventually, just like a nasty storm cloud, it will pass or dissipate.
As I have mentioned previously, if you’re all caught up in obsessing about the what, how’s and where’s of what you’re doing, sooner or later, you might break down. Focus on why you’re doing what you’re doing.
Focus on the reasons why. This will give you the resolve that you need to not only wait out your hunger pangs, but to eventually achieve a state of momentum. Focus on the fact that you want to look better. Focus on the fact that it just hurts so much to feel unattractive, out of shape or undesirable.
Whether you are driven by your dreams or you are pushed forward by your fears, it doesn’t matter. Focus on your goals.