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Update to LC tip 113 -- Habits of an unsuccessful loser/maintainer:

Monday, January 07, 2013

Habits of an unsuccessful dieter:
A. thinking it is a temporary diet and not a permanent healthy lifestyle.
B. failure to reward yourself for changing behaviors. You HAVE to establish new reward behaviors to supplant the reward of eating.
C. focusing on eating instead of eating, nutrition, exercise, and mental support.
D. focusing on the weight scale alone instead of health, inches, and other measures of progress.
E. trying to lose weight too fast (deprivation only causes re-bound!).
F. not taking care of yourself; not putting yourself FIRST to reduce stress.
G. not changing your environment. 30 percent of being thin is genetics -- the rest is environment, says James O. Hill, Ph.D., director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the UC Health Sciences Center in Denver.
H. skipping meals.
I. not avoiding your "triggers". Thin people know they need to either limit exposure, quantity, or frequency of eating certain foods that trigger appetite. Or, if they can’t do any of those, they ban the food completely.

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    I'd just clarify that I don't think you're advocating the "diet" mentality, as much as highlighting the pitfalls. Good points!
    1929 days ago
    I believe the title of your blog contributes to the unsuccessfulness lol, because the title implies that one is on a diet.

    I think one of the biggest mistakes one can make when approaching any weight loss program is they do not change their definition of food. Food is soo much more than the calories it contains, it's the nutrients that matter more than the calories.
    1929 days ago
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