Psychologists Janet Polivy and C. Peter Herman found that people persist at the same kind of self-change efforts even
when previous outcomes using these strategies resulted in failure.
They call this phenomenon false hope, and they have identified some
of its causes. Perhaps the biggest contributor to the false
hope/failure pattern is being unrealistic about the weight loss
process. Being unrealistic includes such things as expecting to do too
much too fast, having unreasonable goals, and not being flexible enough
to adjust your strategy as you go.
So here’s our question for you.
Can you make a weight loss plan that is substantially different from plans that have failed you before?
Other women would love to hear what you have to say. So please feel free to comment.