Dieting for Women Causes Weight-Loss Failure If You Can’t Handle What Comes “Next”
Posted Aug 30 2012 6:43am
You started. You really did start dieting, and you stuck to
your dieting plan for a whole week. You’re brimming with enthusiasm, you’re
filled with great expectations, you’ve gotten a taste of what it takes and now
you have even a better feeling that you can do it. You can take it all the way
this time. You are dieting and you’re going to keep dieting until you make it.
Yes, there’s a next. You didn’t think it was going to be
that easy, did you.
Next come the trials and tribulations of maintaining what
you started. This is where there is always potential for slipping up, not
keeping to your regimen, not keeping to the promise you made to yourself, not
keeping up what you started. There’s the diet cheat and the need to face
yourself and do something constructive afterwards. “Stinking thinking” enters
the picture here as well, right when you least expect it. “I’ll just have a
little of that. I need some relief from my diet regimen.” Then there are the excuses—too busy
with the kids, too much work, too much this and too little that. There’s no
time for myself.
Your resolve and your ability to carry through what you
started will always be tested when you are trying to lose some weight. Don’t be
fooled by the start you make. It can be a great start, and congratulations on
that. Keep your eye, though, on what you will have to do next, which is deal
with the real meat and potatoes of your weight-loss course—the potential slips
and lapses that are always involved in learning to maintain any change in personal behavior.