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“Oh, It’s So Automatic. Before I Know it, I’ve Reached for Food, and There Goes My Good Dieting.”

Posted May 14 2012 5:00am 2 Comments

by Maria's Last Diet

Overeating and the use of food for non-food purposes over time become part of a person’s everyday repertoire, part of who the person is. Reaching for extras, seconds, chips, cookies, eating so much, so that you make your stomach feel a certain way, all become second nature. These ‘moves’ like the ‘moves’ of any behavior that has become habit have been well rehearsed, and they become automatic. But it’s not only the ‘moves’ that become automatic. It’s also the “I can’t help it” reactions to various cues that become automatic as well. Some well-known external cues are social events and stressful situations. Some well-known internal cues are anxieties and negative feelings.

On the positive side, operating automatically is essential to success in our lives. We need to do things with ease and certainty, not expend a lot of mental energy, and not be too taxed by what we do. We have mental energy then for more important things. This is how it should be. Automatic is ‘not having’ to be aware of each of the moves we make.

On the negative side, ‘not having’ to be conscious of our actions and our thoughts is what we’ve done to ourselves when we’ve become overweight. We established automatic patterns, habits that ‘control’ our ‘moves’ and keep us overeating, eating those fattening foods, and keep us overweight. They keep us from successfully dieting and losing weight, even when we consciously want to shed those extra pounds.   

 

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