This is the best article I've read in a long, long time. The title is a bit misleading, but it got my attention, so maybe it's the best title. I am going to save this link, and put a reminder to read it once a month. Thank you, Mr. Anderson!
Nice article, definitely helped me change my perspective. NOW I will be shifting my focus from deprivation to loving and nurturing myself with healthy food. I will also be seeking the external factors that are CAUSING me to medicate with food and confront them. Being overweight is not a main root of my unhappiness, it's an effect of those issues I haven't addressed. Lord give me strength!!! * :-S
From the start of this go around with my weight, I always said that this is a lifestyle change. That was my mind set, from the beginning. I had no concept of what it really meant, except I knew that I needed to change my life and what I was doing, before I died!!!
This article was right on time, explaining the concepts of dieting and lifestyle change. The lifestyle change, hit me right between the eyes, and it was right on target, with what I'm going through.
This is a great article, I have been on diets numerous time and lost weight but i always gain it back because these diets where never realistic. I am trying this time to make it a lifestyle change. Thank u for this article.
Dean Andersen has articulated precisely the problem AND solution to permanent weightloss. This is a keeper and I'm printing it out to give to friends who are in the same boat as I am. Thanks for this motivational gem!
A test of whether or not I've made a lifestyle change comes on the days I do nothing I'm supposed to do but still manage to drink my water, eat more fruits and veggies, and move my body instead of being a lump on the sofa.
10/24/2012 2:35:38 PM
I loved this article!!! It is what I have been trying to achieve for years - a lifestyle change. I feel like I am on my way. My success today is being measured by how how I feel, the choices I make, and not necessarily the number on the scale. That will come! Last night I gave up a big greasy cheeseburger (that I thought I wanted), after looking at the calories, and chose instead a healthy, low fat dinner. Yeah!
To Had_Enuff - I don't think the word willpower should be in our vocabularies. It is not about being able to just say no. It is about knowing how what you eat affects you and your goals. It's also about setting yourself up to make better choices. I know that's not always easy, and not always possible. There are going to be days when we just have to give in to our cravings. But know one slip (r tow or three) in a week is way better than life used to be. Especially in stressful times! I think it's more about being aware.
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