Can’t Stop Eating The Calorie-Rich Food. Here Might Be Why.
Posted Mar 11 2013 8:48am
Is it more difficult for you not to eattoo much food or
eat too many fattening foods than it is to
overeat or eat fattening foods?
If you find yourself in this dilemma, take a look at what
makes one more rewarding than the other. You might find that you are not where
you think you are in the process of wanting to lose weight. You could be
talking to yourself about eating less and eating differently but your heart
might not be in it yet. The positive
feedback and reinforcement you’re giving yourself for eating right may not
square with the fact that you think of cutting back on calorie-rich food as
depriving yourself of something you really want. If this is the case, then you might do best for the time being to accept what you really want and inch forward from there.
You may also be keeping secret from yourself the fact that
despite saying you want to change, you don’t really want to give up the
immediate pleasure and gratification you get from wolfing down those delicious
treats that you’ve come to rely on. Keeping secrets from yourself is not so
far-fetched as it may sound. Think back on how long it took you to realize you
didn’t want to do something you thought you should be doing, like in “I should
stop that awful habit”, but you didn’t.
Then too you might have gotten yourself to believe that you
are improving when it comes to overeating and eating fattening foods, but you can’t
help feeling hopeless and helpless still about making real progress. Which part
of yourself do you support? Will you feel good about the improvement and reward
yourself for that, or will you acknowledge your hopeless, helpless feelings and
do more in that department? Perhaps you should do both.
As you can see, changing your pattern of eating so you can have
the weight loss you want takes a lot of heavy thinking, careful thinking,
precise thinking. The diet books and exercise routines don’t tell you this, but it’s there and an important part of the weight-loss process nonetheless.