It’s a good idea to maximize the likelihood for successful weight loss. If there were 10 things you could do over and over again each day to up your chance for losing your unwanted weight, what 10 things would you select? Would you make these 10 daily actions be all about food and eating? For example, would you choose to eat only diet food? Or you could focus on exercise as part of what you would do each day. In fact, exercise and dieting are the activities chosen most frequently by women who want to lose excess weight.
As you know, exercise and dieting by themselves are not good choices. The statistics for successful weight loss through dieting and exercise alone are abysmal. There are some other kinds of actions that will give you much more bang for your buck than concentrating your efforts on food and exercise alone. For instance, emphasizing your current and recent life situations and looking into them more deeply is one of these actions. Being sensitive to your own feelings and attuned to what is making you tick each and every day will also give you a leg up on losing weight. Taking a nonjudgmental stance toward yourself is another worthwhile action step.
In fact, there many other of these non-food action steps you could choose to make up the 10 things you would do day after day to increase the likelihood for losing unwanted weight. It’s weight loss psychology like this that makes it so you are not relying on dieting and exercise alone. So, if you see the sense in this, please put using psychology to lose weight uppermost on the 10 actions you will take each day to reduce your weight.