Book Blast! The B+ Diet by Judy Finneran

Judi Finneran is the author of The B+ Diet: How one woman let go of perfection, found her confidence, and lost over 220 pounds. If you’re tired of yo-yo dieting, avoiding the scale, and counting calories, then say hello to The B+ Diet: a place where you don’t have to be perfect in order to succeed.

This book details how to shift your mindset and food choices in order to lose weight and keep it off for life. Reading her story makes you laugh and cry. With honesty, humility, and self-deprecating humour, Judi reveals the raw truth of how she packed on and then lost every single pound. Her motivation becomes our inspiration. If she can do it, you can too!

Excerpt from The B+ Diet

No Cheat Days

One of my goals is to eliminate words and phrases that sabotage success. How we think impacts how we speak which leads to the actions we take.

One of the phrases I really dislike is “cheat day.” The definition of cheat is to act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage. For example, cheating on your taxes, cheating on a test, cheating in a contest, etc. Each of these actions is immoral. In other words, doing something morally wrong. When we choose to eat something we know does not support our health goals, that is simply a choice. There is nothing immoral about it. However, when we label it with the word “cheat,” we feel guilty. And that feeling of guilt can lead to another poor choice. 

Let’s get real, one cookie, one chip, or one bite of ice cream does not cause us to gain weight. Feeling guilty about that cookie can cause us to decide we have “blown it” and say what the heck and eat the rest of the box of cookies. Learning to look at that choice as just that, a choice gives us the power to make a new one….  

Changing our habits begins with understanding how our thoughts impact us. Learning to understand perfection is the goal you need to help make better decisions. One poor choice does not need to derail us. It is that slippery slope we have all been down, which affects our long-term goals. 

Food is not a moral issue. It is a health issue. Decide to eliminate the idea and the concept of cheat days. Eating is not cheating. Eating is a choice. When we feel more in control of our choices, we can make better ones. 

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