Modifying Your Pattern of Eating to Lose Unwanted Weight. What’s It Take?
Posted Jul 07 2013 6:53am
The ability to maintain large changes in what and how much
you eat requires you to permanently adopt a modified pattern of eating. How
possible is this?
What have you done to prepare yourself to accomplish this
feat? Have you let yourself know just how difficult a task this is? If not, you
might be fooling yourself into believing that all it takes is going on a diet.
Or you may think that you feel strong enough and you have the weight loss willpower
this time to do it. Both of these avenues aren’t preparation.
Preparation is thinking and planning and rehearsing. How,
for instance, will you keep up your motivation for losing weight when you and
your diet sail into rough waters? What will you do under circumstance x, and
what will you do differently under circumstance y? What about practicing
beforehand? Before you go full steam into the weight loss process, you could
try to do some things that will let you know what the pitfalls will be, give
you a motivational head start, and get you some additional confidence that you
can do what you are setting out to do. You might, in this regard, try
regulating your portions, not eating too much. You could also try keeping your
weight right where it is, which would mean that you are interrupting your
weight gaining behavior as preparation for beginning the actual weight loss routine
Adopting a permanently modified eating pattern can be made a
whole lot easier if you prepare for it.