Will power is over-rated. We all have whats in us to succeed by stopping a chain of events. By placing a 'I have no will power' tag on yourself you now are probably depressed over the lack of decisions youve made due to your 'lack of will power' SCREW WILL POWER. Start to notice chain of events in your life and stop your eating habits before they start.
Example: Im bored so I watch tv. I get in an argument over the show im watching so I get up and walk to the kitchen. Instead of getting water I open the fridge. Now im eating. HAD I STOPPED to say wow I dont need to be in the kitchen then I would have never ate - NOTHING about Will power!
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Instead of making those resolutions that barely last 10 days let alone 12 months - make some goals with positive non-food related rewards. Like I'm going to be below xxx lbs by Feb and I will get a massage for reaching it.
I know this seems a little juvenile but I've seen it as a good motivator for my patients that are stuck in the hospital on bedrest for a long period of time. Make a paper chain of the pounds you want to lose....as you lose a pound..remove a chain and you can see you chain getting shorter and you getting closer to your goal!104
much easier to maintain health than it is to obtain or retrieve it
No real secret but simply the truth that is only obtained through experience. After losing excess weight from playing football (at 20) I had stayed in excellent shape and at a great weight until around 40 at which time a series of events beyond my control resulted in weight gain and less physical activity. During the long struggle (still at it) to get back where I was, it became painfully clear that I should have found the will and dedication to stay in shape; much harder to get it back vs. maintain
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