Weight loss Wednesday tip submitted by Beck Diet Institute:
There is no magic bullet or magical combination of food that will enable dieters to achieve lasting weight loss. But because dieting is not magic, it means that anyone can succeed once they acquire and PRACTICE, PRACTICE essential skills.
Have you been sick and therefore have been either in bed or on the couch? When I am on the couch feeling sick, I am watching lots and lots of crappy TV. I can not believe how many ‘diet’ commercials are on the TV. There are several things that I have noticed.
First, they all try to tell the consumers that ‘dieting’ is simple. Just do whatever they are suggesting…shake sprinkles, drink shakes, take pills, eat their foods, etc.
The second problem I see is that they all try to sell their product with the line of you really don’t need to change anything in your life.
Come on! Wake up, folks! Diets are temporary solutions not lifelong solutions.
What you really need to do is to develop a healthy obsession. A healthy obsession is a sustained preoccupation with the planning and execution of target behaviors to reach a healthy goal. It is all about making healthy choices that you can do consistently with fidelity. It is also about not letting yourself make excuses for not following through with these healthy changes.
Don’t fall for the easy solutions. Permanent weight controlling takes effort and commitment.
Until next time….
Change. Discover. Transform.
Carla Carter, Ed.D., LCPC, CMPC, EMDR Certified