Zip it. Or as Barney Fife would say “Tick-a-lock.” This brings two things to mind. First, is to guard what you say. We have been talking about excuses all year. We have to guard our mouth and not let any excuses slip. The Bible talks a lot about the tongue and its power to hurt or heal. Who is the first to hear what you say? You are. If you say something negative, you hear negative and it recycles in your brain. We have talked about the importance of what you say in terms of every area of life and in weight loss in particular.
Second, is to guard what you put into your mouth. This is what a weight loss dieter has to do in order to be successful. Each bite is a choice. So when you shouldn’t be biting at all, zip it. Nip it in the bud, another Barney Fife saying. The weight goes unless you open your mouth when you shouldn’t.
Over my many years of diet observations, one thing is certain. If you overeat, you will gain weight. So when you are eating, when you’ve had your plan portion, zip it. In summary, watch what you say and what you eat. Zip it.