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Cutting Down The Effort It Takes For Losing Excess Weight

Posted Jul 12 2012 7:19am

Having to exercise so much conscious control over what you eat, how much you eat, and when you eat in order to reduce your weight has been too tough a task for most people. Who, after all, wants to do something you don’t like to do or stop doing something you like to do. So don’t fault yourself if you can’t follow through on your good intentions. Instead, see what you can do about your pattern of eating that doesn’t require you to exert too much control.

What if you worked out ways to make the weight-loss process easier for yourself, easier in the sense that what you asked of yourself fell well below the level where you would exhaust your good self-control.    

Here are some ways of making this happen.

  • Practicing, learning, and developing the necessary strengths before you have to actually do it is a way of making the amount of effortful control you need be less. And yes, you can practice, learn, and develop the strength it takes to lose a lot of weight.
  • You can plan ahead. Making specific plans for what happens when is a way of giving yourself a more automatic response when the time comes. You’ve already thought about it, planned for it, know what you’re going to do. Of course, it will take less of an effort on your part then to deal with the situation.
  • Having lots of small successes is still another way of keeping the requirements for self-control low. If you can build your weight-loss activities so you can have a series of small successes, guess what? You’ll keep your frustration and fear of failure down and your sense of accomplishment up. This is practically a guarantee that you’ll not feel the effort is too much for you.

It’s always takes a lot less effort if you have the right tools for the job.


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