On this week’s episode, Ruby faces several dieting bumps in the road. Ruby is battling with resisting temptation and sticking to her pre-packaged meal plans. Sticking to the diet and avoiding temptation are two huge factors for slipping up and causing you to cheat. Ruby avoids her temptation by staying headstrong and determined along with the help of her support system, her friends. Ruby did slip a little and veered off her diet by ordering a smoothie with her friends. Although she slipped, she did do a couple of good things, 1) she only drank half of her smoothie instead of finishing all of it and 2) she went to her team of experts and asked for their help so she wouldn’t slip again.
The only thing that bothers me about the show is their constant wording of “diet”. Everyone, including Ruby, continuously repeats that Ruby is “on a diet”. Personally, I think if they shifted their wording to say she is changing and improving her lifestyle everyone would be better off.
Whenever you hear the word diet, there is the bland, boring thought or taste that occurs, but if they switch and focus on it as a lifestyle change (that’s exactly what it is… she’s doing this so she will live!) they would improve the mental part of “dieting”.
Ruby is going strong and staying focused. Staying mentally determined is such a huge component to weight loss. So far, she is doing great and hopefully she will continue!
Follow along on her journey by watching Ruby’s videos.
November 25th, 2008