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Eating Less, Losing More (Weight), Maintaining Lost Weight. Have Self Control and You’ll Get There.

Posted Apr 13 2011 5:00am

If self-control results from the ability to withstand impulses for immediate gratification, where does being out of control or losing your control come from? This might seem like a dumb question. With an obvious answer.

Self control can be refraining from doing something you don’t want to do or shouldn’t do. But it can also be doing something you want to do or should do—like keeping on the track to successful weight loss. So, exercising self-control is inhibiting your impulses, but it also can be engaging in goal-oriented actions, in the case of losing unwanted weight, the goal being your weight-loss goal.

So being out of control or losing your control, like in eating out of control, comes from not using or not having enough of what it takes to inhibit your impulses . But it may also come from not having the self-control umph to move you forward toward your desired weight.

Are you aware when you use each of these forms of self-control to lose some weight—inhibiting your impulses or promoting your goal?   

 

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