Do you definitely need good self-control? Should you be ready to break out the word “no”—and mean it. And the prescription, “enough is enough,” is it to be taken literally. Tough to do, ay?
The crux of the matter is how are you going to pull this off. What gets you to say “no,” follow the prescription, and effectively exercise your self-control?
There is no new sheriff in town. The old standbys, use your willpower, be highly motivated, and be committed, are past their prime. They never worked, at least not to the extent that the majority of women could rely on them for eventual weight loss success.
A new sheriff in town is badly needed. Whatever it is that is causing self-control to slip through the cracks must be sought out and dealt with.
What if, just what if, chasing after self-control is a fool’s errand? You would certainly want the new sheriff to conscientiously piece together the evidence and go after the real guilty culprit. If there were a new sheriff, here’s what she might come up with:
The crime that was committed was a crime of passion
and desire. While it looked like food was the goal, food
was only the means. The goal was something inside the
perpetrator, as it is in all crimes. If you find out what was
inside the perpetrator that made ditching her diet so
all-fired important, you will have the actual convictable
A new sheriff who could spare women the relentless effort to maintain self-control and seek justice in a different direction would certainly be worth searching for.