How would it be if you took a learning history about your weight-gaining and weight-maintaining pattern of eating? In other words, how was it that you learned to use an eating pattern that would make you become overweight? Now be careful. You might just say that eating the way you have been just happened. There was no learning involved. If this is your thinking, you’ve got it wrong. There was learning involved and that’s what a learning history is all about.
It’s like a drinking history or a smoking history. Everyone knows when they took their first alcoholic drink and if they smoke, when they had their first cigarette. Then they can take it from there and see how they learned to keep their drinking or smoking behavior going. Eating too much food and eating too many fattening foods starts somewhere and at some time just like drinking or smoking. Was your first time when you were a kid and snuck those extra snacks? Was it when you had those unlimited lunches at your friend’s house because you felt free of your family’s restrictions? When was the first time and what happened after that and after that and after that?
Taking a learning history like this can provide you with a weight loss strategy that is broader and more to the point than dieting and exercise. What you learned you will have to unlearn, that is if you want the most reliable way to lose your unwanted weight.