Does Monitoring Yourself Protect You Against Weight-Loss Failure
Posted Jan 28 2013 5:00am
If you monitor closely what you are doing that causes you
weight-loss failure, does that help you stop doing it?
In other words, does increasing your awareness of what
you’re doing that you shouldn’t be doing, like repeated snacking on fattening
food, get you to stop doing it?
One of the results of increasing your awareness of a
weight-loss defeating behavior might be that your awareness will lead you to
think more negatively of the behavior, or more negatively of yourself for
indulging in the behavior.
Does this kind of self-monitoring, increased awareness, and
self-evaluation make enough of a difference and get you to stop a weight-loss
defeating behavior like eating calorie-rich snacks when you are trying to lose
unwanted weight? Or do you, once you became aware and made your self-evaluation,
still need to take additional steps to stop the behavior?