Losing weight is not always a feel-good story. As you
probably know if you have ever lost weight, it can be uncomfortable, even
painful at times. And it’s not the eating part that’s hardest. It’s the
Emotions are always stirred up when you go about the task of
changing your eating habits. That’s what contributes to making things hard. So,
how can you make it all easier?
First of all, know about this before you even start.
Anticipate it. Think about it. Be as ready as you can be for it. Don’t expect
that it will all go as you plan, like clockwork. It won’t. You will be very
pleasantly surprised to see how just being aware of the fact that it will get
hard at times, actually makes it easier.
If you have the mindset that you’ll just select an eating
plan, go on it, and lose weight, you will run into unforeseen difficulties. But
if you use your crystal ball to look into the future first, you’ll be able to
see the challenges that lie ahead, especially the “feelings” challenges. And
then, of course, you can figure out ways to handle them. Having these ways in
your mind is what will make things easier, because you’ll be prepared.
Don’t think you can get away from dealing with your feelings
when you are trying to lose the weight—there’s no way. Instead, figure out how
you can deal with them. Use your head when you want to change your body, and