The Weight-Loss Activity That Works and the Weight-Loss Activity That Doesn’t Work
Posted Dec 18 2012 5:00am
There are two very important
push-pull maneuvers you have to make when you are trying to lose your unwanted
weight. They are persistence and disengagement. During the weight-loss process
you will persist at those weight-loss activities that give you the biggest bang
for your buck. You will also have to disengage from any activity that
interferes with your weight-loss progress.
Believe it or not both
persisting-at and disengaging-from present sticking points for women trying to
reduce their weight. It’s easy to imagine how persisting-at can be troublesome,
but you’re probably wondering why disengaging-from presents a similar degree of
Disengaging from an unproductive
weight-loss activity is so hard to do because you have already invested a great
deal of energy and effort and belief in the activity. You’ve encountered
setbacks and failures and still you’ve hung on to the activity.
Let’s say for example that
the activity that you really need to disengage from is fasting when you’ve gone
off your diet. Instead of eating your diet lunch after you’ve had too big a
breakfast, you wait to eat until dinner. This works well for you, so you think,
and you begin to use it after you break your diet by having bigger breakfasts plus
bigger lunches. Now you skip dinner and wait until the next day’s breakfast to
eat, and so on. After a time, though, the cost of keeping up this depriving
weight-loss regimen is too great, and you have to disengage yourself. But you’ve
nowhere to turn, except back to your diet, which you’ve been disrupting for a
long time by the fasting activities.
Disengagement becomes hard because
of the commitment you made to the weight-loss activity that in the long run
stopped working for you. Disengaging is hard when you have no
good, alternative weight-loss steps to take.