Self-control. Willpower. Think before you act. Don’t let your impulses rule you.
Is this what you have to look forward to when you’re trying to lose weight? Putting the brakes on your behavior. Stopping yourself from doing what you shouldn’t be doing. Controlling yourself. Don’t eat that. Don’t eat so much. Where’s your eating willpower when you need it?
Many a diet has been broken to pieces over the struggle for self-control and willpower.
How about trying a new way? What if you didn’t have to exercise willpower and self-control and stop yourself from eating too much food or eating too many fattening foods? Wouldn’t this make the weight loss process a lot easier? No more struggling to stop yourself. No need for rigorous vigilance and self-control.
What would this new way be? Take the example of cigarette smoking. Instead of having to use willpower and self-control to stop smoking, what if a person didn’t want to smoke any more? There would be no need for the person to stop herself from smoking. Right? As for eating, what if you didn’t want to overeat or eat food that was weight gaining? Like the smoker, there would be no need for you to stop yourself, because you would have no interest in weight-gaining eating in the first place.
To accomplish this nifty feat, you would have to do some soul searching and see what purpose binging or overeating or eating too many fattening foods has for you? Once you determine the reasons for your weight-gaining eating, then you can think about what you can do about these reasons.
If you are successful about first identifying and then doing something about the causes of your weight-gaining eating, then you won’t have to do battle with yourself on the fields of self-control and willpower. Like the cigarette smoker who gets to the point where there is no need to smoke and consequently no need to apply self-control, there will be no need for you to eat in ways that you’ll have to stop yourself from eating like that.