What is a nonlinear process and why is it important to women and weight loss?
First let’s go over what a linear process is. Picture a graph with a line showing improvement that starts at zero and week after week climbs in a straight line to some higher indicator of improvement. Imagine that the improvement is number of pounds lost. At first there is zero pounds lost. Then week after week the number of lost pounds gets higher and higher, always in a straight line indicating continuous improvement.
Not likely to happen, right?
Nonlinear. The best way to describe nonlinear is steps forward (weight lost) and steps backward (no weight lost or some weight regained). Nonlinear is also where a little behavior change can give you a large number of pounds lost. And a large behavior change can give you just a pound or two lost, no weight lost, or some weight regained.
The weight loss process—nonlinear as all get out.