Imagine you're on vacation.
On the last day you realise that you have spent way more money than you actually planned to on the trip.
You think to yourself: "I have already done enough damage. Might as well empty my entire bank account."
Then you go on a shopping spree, empty your bank account as well as max out your credit cards.
Does this sound crazy to you?
Now imagine this.
You're on a road trip and you notice your car behaving weird. You step out and realise that you have a flat tire.
You think to yourself: "One tire is already flat. There's no option now. I have to slash all the remaining tires too."
How rational does this sound?
So when you overeat during one meal. Why do you completely let go and overeat throughout the day?
Does one extra bite turn your lunch into a cheat meal?
If you aren't able to get 60 minutes of scheduled exercise done. Do you exercise for 30 minutes instead or do you skip the workout?
This is an example of the all-or-nothing mindset in play.
It seems unreasonable when applied to other areas of our life.
But we do this with health and fitness all the time.
Try to be mindful of your actions when you start thinking like this.
Done is better than perfect.
Even if you can stick to your diet 50% of the time. It is better than doing absolutely nothing.
Even if you can do only do 2,000 steps today instead of 10,000. It is better than staying sedentary all day long.
In the long run, results come from the average of what you do.
So keep that perspective in mind.
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The Mindset Shift You Need to Start Counting Calories