Now we get to the tricky part. What should you actually be eating? It may surprise you to find that I am not going to provide you with menus and sample meals. That's not my area of expertise, nor do I think it's what you need.

The focus here is not on the foods you should be eating, but on finding the motivation, commitment and ability to plan to eat the foods that are best for you. It's not about the diet, it's about the decision.

What Works and What Doesn't?
We both know that you are perfectly aware of what you should and should not be eating. So enough of the charts and tables and portion-measuring devices that clutter your life. These things are usually distractions that just add stress and pressure. While they may give a temporary sense of control, they are not what is needed to create the permanent change you are seeking in your life.

Look into yourself. I honestly believe that you have the knowledge, the good sense and the instinct to know what is best for your body, your health and your happiness in the life you are creating for yourself. That said, I'm here to give you a firm push in the right direction.

Let's start with looking at what you know about the food you eat, identifying healthier choices and creating a quick and dirty meal plan for the next week. Your meal plan doesn't have to be an entire diet plan, just imagine what a healthy, fit you would eat!

Now it's your turn!   
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Excerpted from Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? by Peter Walsh. Copyright © 2008 by Peter Walsh Design, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.


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