by Maria's Last Diet
A diet is all about making progress.
The dieter needs to have sufficient forward movement to give encouragement and the satisfaction of knowing she can do it. To achieve good progress, a dieter relies on certain important dieting experiences. One of these is to have as much success as possible.
Being successful as she goes along on a diet gives the dieter a truly robust sense of forward movement. Sticking to the diet, not feeling hungry and deprived, making new lifestyle changes, being able to feed the children and not go off her own diet, handling her relationships and moods without turning to food, lead to feelings of mastery, a stronger sense of personal capability, increased self-confidence, and more hope of reaching the goal.
Ironically, in order to have these kinds of dieting successes, a dieter’s chief concern must always be “how do I keep making progress”. The dieter can’t just keep her eye on the long-term weight loss prize without identifying the important smaller steps along the way. Sizing up the path to the goal, identifying the steps she’ll need to take, and taking these steps are what tell the dieter she is making progress.
Progress needs successes and successes spell progress.