If you try to lose weight, you will assuredly come up against something in you that makes you want to stop trying. It’s then that you beat a hasty retreat to the familiar and stop trying to lose weight.
You might not stop abruptly. It might be a slow stoppage, one that looks more like you are just slowing down, little by little until you stop.
In any case, what happened to make you stop trying and resort to the old familiar pattern of eating?
Of course, you might have stopped trying to lose weight because you were tired of dieting, had enough of being good, or you missed your old favorite foods. These are certainly reason enough to stop trying.
But they aren’t the emotional reasons that speak to your unique psychology. This is what really makes you stop trying. Here are some possibilities. What if you stopped trying to lose weight because you were afraid to be thin? Believe it or not, being thin carries with it certain expectations that you might not want to deal with. Better to stay overweight. Or, what if being overweight is something that makes you uncomfortable in certain ways, but in other ways is comforting? Are you going to opt for comfort?
You see how it is? There are many different emotional reasons for bringing your weight loss regimen to a stop. What are yours?