What Affects Your Decision-Making in the Weight-Loss Process?
Posted Jan 05 2013 5:00am
You’ve probably noticed that any attempt you’ve made to lose
those excess pounds required lots of decision-making. While decision-making is
not considered a part of the weight-loss diet plan, it certainly should be.
How is your decision-making? How is it overall, and how is
it when it comes to trying to lose some weight? Is there a difference?
Let’s just say for argument’s sake that when it comes to
losing that unwanted weight of yours, you are on the anxious side. That’s a
pretty good argument, don’t you think. Being anxious has to pretty much be the
case if you’ve found it difficult to lose weight. So let’s just say that your
anxiety level when it comes to trying to lose some weight is much higher than
your plain old walking around kind of anxiety that you have for other aspects
of your life. Now how would your weight-loss anxiety affect your
Since feeling anxious is unpleasant and unwanted and makes
you feel less in control, you might resist or avoid making decisions that make
you anxious. For example, instead of deciding definitely to start dieting right
after New Years like you resolved, you put it off and procrastinate until you
find yourself in March not having started a diet, and you rush to diet before
Spring is upon you.
Anxiety could also push you in another direction wherein you
leave the decision-making to others. An example of this is when you let what
everyone else wants supersede anything you want rather than rock the boat.
Rocking the boat would make you too anxious. The consequence of keeping the
peace this way could be lowered self-esteem that leads to compensatory eating.
Anxiety is certainly a bug-a-boo when it comes to
decision-making. Yet decisions, lots of them, and good ones, are called for
when you are trying to reduce your weight. It is impossible to lose weight
without good decision-making. So be sure to add decision-making, which you now
know tends to be affected by anxiety, to your weight-loss diet plan.