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Weight-Loss Psychology: Hate That Stupid Diet, Hate My Weight-Loss Regimen

Posted Aug 03 2012 5:00am

You can grow to hate your diet and the whole process of weight loss. Many women do, and that’s when they throw in the towel and go back to old ways.

If this is happening or has happened to you, take a look and see what’s the matter. It could be that you’ve been too passive in your weight-loss effort. You might only have paid attention to dieting and exercise, and not to those more personal, psychological aspects of the weight-loss process, like your motivation, your feelings, your thinking, your emotional eating, and so on.

One of the things about being too passive, if you don’t recognize that you’re being too passive, is that you tend to blame the other—the other thing, the other person. You feel frustrated, helpless to do much about the nature of the other thing (or person). But you don’t see it that way. You see the other person or thing as causing your feelings. Blaming your diet or the weight-loss process in this case is just another part of being passive.

Getting active rather than staying passive is what’s called for. In the case of weight-loss, getting active means not relying on exercise and dieting alone, but using psychology to lose weight. Using psychology is about working on yourself so you can deliver a knockout punch to all those mighty, personal diet foes.

For that reason, get to the psychological part of dieting and weight loss, and bring some love back into your weight-loss process.

 

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