Now self-control, that's a very special subject for people who are trying to lose the weight they shouldn't have in the first place.
What is self-control? Isn't it the skill or ability to monitor, stop, keep to, and/or change your thoughts and behavior so that you don't get "in trouble"? Sometimes keeping out of trouble takes a lot of effort; it's deliberate and requires all the strength you have. At other times, self-control seems almost to flow as a result of some unseen force in you, a well-learned skill that you can easily apply to the situation you are facing.
When self-control requires strength, it is a resource that can be depleted. The expression is "having the strength to" deny yourself, or "having the strength" to stay on course. With good self-control, the kind that is performed with an effortlessness, there is little chance of depletion.
So, if it is at all possible for you, don't stress and strain and rob yourself of the self-control you do have. Make your journey to weight-loss success as effortless as you can. Add this to your list of weight-loss strategies: Make it effortless and it will come.
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