Weight-Control Techniques: Will You Have to Use Them Even After You Lose All Your Unwanted Weight
Posted Dec 09 2012 7:22am
Does long-term weight
control require everlasting commitment to weight control behavior?
Can you imagine losing all
your unwanted weight, keeping it off forever after losing it, and having to use
various weight control techniques to continue keeping the weight off?
Wouldn’t it be a lot easier
to lose a lot of weight and keep the weight off forever without having to be so
mindful of how much you eat, when you eat, and what you eat?
We are creatures of habit,
and that’s both a good thing and a bad thing. When you break your old eating
habits, the ones that made you gain so much weight and prevented you from
losing weight, and learn new eating habits, the ones that made you lose
unwanted weight and maintain weight loss, shouldn’t your new habits,
established as they now are, be what you can rely on?
Habit change should be
sufficient, and you shouldn’t have to continue being so mindful of every little
this and that you do with regard to eating.
A way to make sure your new
eating habits work like this for you is take the old emotional motivations out
of eating so much food or eating too many calorie-rich foods. While you’re
dieting to lose your unwanted weight, if you work on the emotional reasons you
were eating like you did, then when it comes to keeping your lost weight off,
you will have developed eating habits that reflect your effort and your success
with laying these emotional reasons to rest.