Saturday, February 02, 2013
Was reading a blog on another site about Willpower books that are out now. It seems that willpower is something there is only a limited amount of in each person. Therefore, it is best to use techniques for life that you can do without a lot of willpower, so when you do need it, it is there. Like in terms of diet. I have been very happy to rediscover low carb eating. It's something I did in my twenties, and lost 30 lbs. Recently (April, 2012), I was encouraged to try it by a doctor I respect as a treatment for my blood sugar highs. I have since lost 53 lbs, got my blood sugar back to normal, and most of my other health numbers greatly improved. The thing about it is, it doesn't take a lot of work (willpower) to stay on. You do have setbacks. Mine were from experimenting with adding carbs. I ended up adding too many. Got discouraged. But people at the Spark sites for low carb eating have helped me stay on track.
For me, this is a lot easier than all of my attempts to just change a few foods to lose weight, or just downwardly adjust calories. Others make the same claim about how much easier it is to follow this form of eating. I know it's not for everyone.
So if you find yourself saying, I would reach my goals only if I had more willpower, this could be a solution for you. Glenn