Before I began, allow me to say a word about Dieting. There’s no greater reason to diet than for your personal health and welfare. Those of us who are overweight understand better than most the risks and possible consequences that might result because of our weight. Much like smokers however, the risks don’t always appear quite so cut and dry till we reach our very own turning point. Whether your eating habits are born of an addiction to particular foods, an emotional need, or years of learned behavior and conditioning things won’t change until you totally adjust your eating habits and your life-style choices.
Dieting for most has become a life-style in and of itself with individuals rapidly flip-flopping or yo-yoing from one diet to another with little success and growing desperation over a sheer lack of results. The truth is that till you decide to forgive yourself for your failures and get right back on the wagon, as it were, after falling off no diet is going to be successful. A simple diet isn’t going to as if by magic make the pounds disappear and constantly depriving yourself of those things you enjoy most may have a more damaging effect than a positive effect.
The number one thing most individuals need to learn is that dieting isn’t always a great thing. What most individuals who are overweight need more than anything else is to incorporate positive lifestyle changes into their daily routines.
One more thing you should remember if it comes to dieting is that the scale may be your best friend or your worst enemy if dieting. If you’re weighing yourself daily in hopes of watching the scale tick off yet another pound you’re dooming yourself to failure. You’ll never accomplish the results you’re hoping for you if you’re going into depressive bouts of Rocky Road or Chunky Monkey nightly because you didn’t lose 10 pounds overnight.
If it comes to dieting there are really few diets that work. There are however, a lot of lifestyle changes that if practiced consistently and aggressively will work. The thing to remember is that you’re the one who must work because it’s quite unlikely that any diet will.
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