The NAWLS Small Bite for June 17th
Be conscious today.Sometimes people go through life performing their tasks without really thinking about them. It's easy to get so caught up in things that you don't pay attention to what's behind what you're doing.
Overeating can be an unconscious act. It is possible to think back on your day and realize you have been grazing a lot or that you ate the donut that was offered to you without even blinking. To make the lifestyle changes required of a WLS patient, you must learn to be present and aware as you go through your day.
Action for the day:
Today, practice being conscious. With every action you take, pause first and ask yourself, "What am I doing and why?" In your journal, write about your discoveries.
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