Q: Do you have trouble controlling how much you eat?
A: No trouble Not much trouble Unsure Some trouble Can’t control how much I
Q: How motivated are you to
control your weight?
A: Not motivated Motivated a
little Not sure Motivated Some Motivated a lot
What can you expect when
your overeating has become uncontrolled and uncontrollable?
A recent study reported in the
May 2009 issue of Obesity Research & Clinical Practice unsurprisingly showed
that adult primary care patients who reported uncontrolled and uncontrollable
overeating were likely to be obese rather than just overweight.
What can you do if you too
can’t control how much you eat and you are not motivated to control your
Perhaps the first thing to
do is to realize this fact and let it sink in. Let’s hope it’s a harsh reality
for you, and that this harsh reality has stupendous motivating power. That
would be great!
Most likely, though, it will
take you time, lots of time to do what it takes to get you from where you are
to…uh, oh…where you… could be. Notice,
I couldn’t bring myself to say “where you want to be” because that’s probably
not the case…yet.
But let’s keep working on
this together. You tell me what you’re going through in the
control/out-of-control department, and I will see what I can do to help.