Do you need to be confident in order to stay on your diet? Confidence, if it isn’t false confidence or overconfidence, can certainly play a big part in keeping you on your diet. Having confidence in yourself eliminates self-doubt, being overcautious, clinging to old ways, and the disturbing feelings that indicate your are being apprehensive and timid
In any endeavor, though, you cannot start with all the confidence you need. Most people build up their confidence as they go along. Confidence gathering, therefore, is an important weight loss activity. Essential to confidence building is the development of weight loss skills that range from more effective self-monitoring to coping more successfully with emotional eating. As you develop these competencies, what you do to lose unwanted weight will become more habitual. It is at this point that you will feel a well-deserved increase in confidence.