You want to lose weight, but you can't just adopt a food plan like you thought. It’s not that simple. Permanent weight loss requires permanent personal changes. This is the challenge you face when you want to lose your unwanted weight.
What you are asking of yourself when you are trying to lose some weight is to change the ways in which you operate. For instance, if extra food has been a comfort for you, then you have to give up this comfort and learn a new way to comfort yourself. When you make this kind of change, you are stopping yourself from being your characteristic self. This is not an easy task for anybody.
How can you change what you do that is so natural and so much a part of you? What will it take for you to let go of your everyday habits that have made you gain weight? What will it take for you to adopt new, unfamiliar ways that will help you lose weight?
You probably can use some help to do make these changes. You can get plenty of help for dieting. There are lots of diet books and weight-loss programs available. There are plenty of exercise routines, gym memberships, personal trainers, and friends to walk with. But where is the help when it comes to making those personal changes without which you won’t lose weight?
The lack of help for changing the way you operate is certainly an obstacle to trying to reduce your weight. But don’t make it an obstacle for you. For more information on how to change those habits that have prevented you from losing weight, you can read lots of blog posts about this at MariasLastDiet.com. There is also the self-help for weight-loss book, How to Break the First Big Rule of Women Who Stay Fat, which is part of the Symmetry Press series Weight Loss Books for Women — Using Psychology to Lose Weight.