“No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.”
(An American playwright, critic and writer of film scenarios, including The Evil Thereof (1916))
re you one of those people looking for a way of living that will allow you to sensibly lose weight? Keep the weight off permanently? And accomplish this while experience all the joy of eating? If your answer to those questions is ‘yes’, then you can start to celebrate now! Because this is one article that will enable you to do just that!
IN ALL HONESTLY, our answer to your weight problem lies in the approach of reviewing this disease as an uncontrollable compulsive eating habit. Both as a symptom and a problem in itself. It is a serious symptom in the sense that the compulsive eater does not really know how to cope with whatever underlies this behavior of turning to food. On the other hand, the compulsive eating syndrome is so highly developed and painfully absorbing that it has to be addressed directly as the problem too.
CONSEQUENTLY, NOW WE ADDRESS BOTH ASPECTS. We explore and demystify the symptoms to find out what is being expressed in this desire to be fat, in the fear of thinness and in the wish to fill and starve ourselves. At the same time we attempt to intervene directly so that the feelings and behavior around food can change.
The bell has rung! The excitement has begun with these few sentences. It’s time for you to seriously consider these killers reasons. Let’s kick off with a short prelude for a quick glimpse of what is to come.
The underlying reason why obese individuals are trapped in compulsive eating pen because they:
- · Feel Out Of Control around Food, Submerged By Either Dieting Or Gorging.
- · Spend A Good Deal Of Their Time Thinking And Worrying About Food And Fatness.
- · Scourge The Latest Diet For Vital Information.
- · Sense An Awful Attitude About themselves As Someone Who Is Out Of Control
- · Have an Unreasonable Disgust About Their Own Bodies.
With these distilled information given; yes, the bell has now truly rung. The excitement had begun with these five killers reasons.
Then, let’s jump over to the first and foremost reason number one. Why wait?
KILLER REASON NO. 1. FEELS OUT OF CONTROL AROUND FOOD, SUBMERGED BY EITHER DIETING OR GORGING
Let us cut the fat and get to the bone. Mind you, this is not about bone-picking but about being honest to the bone. Ground breaking research has proven that self-control is the ability to control one’s emotions, behavior, and desires in the face of external demands in order to function in society. In psychology it is sometimes called self-regulation. Self-control is essential in behavior to achieve weight loss goals. And to avoid impulses and/or emotions that could prove to be negative. In behavior analysis self-control represents the locus of two conflicting contingencies of reinforcement, which then make a controlling response reinforcing when it causes.
BELIEVE ME, KNOWING THE PROBLEM IS HALF SOLVING IT. Accept this and do adjust your life style to control your emotions, behavior, and desires in the face of external demands. Trust me, you don’t need a Ph.D. to understand and apply this! Agree or not?
Next, before you delve deep into Killer Reason Number Two, everyone should now put on your thinking cap first. Okay? Thanks!
KILLER REASON NO.2. SPENDING A GOOD DEAL OF THEIR TIME THINKING AND WORRYING ABOUT FOOD AND FATNESS
Such a powerful reason is so easy to skip over; I make no apology for repeating it. However, do hear what Writer Steve Maraboli, author of the book entitled, ‘Life, the Truth, and Being Free’. He says, “How would your life be different if you stopped worrying about things you can’t control and started focusing on the things you can? Let today be the day! Do free yourself from fruitless worry, seize the day and take effective action on things you can change.” Is this not a convincing argument for you? If it is, then there is no point of me to repeat it. Get my drift?
Having touched base with reason number two, which reminds me it’s time for you and me to talk about why desperate dieters go on a long way to dig for the latest diet for so called ‘useful’ information!
KILLER REASON NO.3. SCOURGING THE LATEST DIET FOR VITAL INFORMATION.
If there is one hot button word in dieting, I think we can agree on this Reason Number Three. Latest diet or better known as fab diet may be promising but not reliable. Even the web site, familydoctor.org, a publication of the American Academy of Family Physicians, for example, proclaims that fad diets “typically don’t result in long-term weight loss and they are usually not very healthy.
IN FACT, SOME OF THESE DIETS can actually be dangerous to your health.” They then offer a long list that includes low-carbohydrate diets in general and Atkins, the Zone diet and others tagged by many fancy names. All in all it will never be good to search for such diets. It’s better to restrict calories intake and exercise more. Experience and time will certainly reveal the truth. Trust me!
HELLO! I HAVE ONLY PEELED back the first few layer of this tiny report, but if you really want to get the truth, we are going to get a little more personal with this killer reason Number Four. Okay with you?
KILLER REASON NO. 4. SENSE OF GUILT ABOUT THEMSELVES AS SOMEONE WHO IS OUT OF CONTROL
Let me be real clear, very clear on this killer reason number four. Believe me, normally more often than not; this lack of guilt is confined only to people with psychopathy. Not you and I. It’s only individuals high in psychopathy lack any true sense of guilt or remorse for harm they may have caused others. Instead, they rationalize their behavior, blame someone else, or deny it outright.
A person with psychopathy has a tendency to be harmful to himself or herself and to others. They have little ability to plan ahead for the future. An individual with psychopathy will never find themselves at fault because; they will do whatever it takes to benefit themselves without reservation.
A PERSON THAT DOES NOT FEEL GUILT or remorse would have no reason to find themselves at fault for something that they did with the intention of hurting another person or themselves. To a person high in psychopathy, their actions can always be rationalized to be the fault of another person. Since you and I are not in this category then there is no reason to be fearful. Just banish this fear without remorse whatsoever. Get the picture?
ONE MOMENT PLEASE, do read the following sentences slowly and then read it again carefully because killer reason number five is vitally important. If I may say so myself!
KILLER REASON NO. 5. BEING DISGUSTED ABOUT THEIR BODIES.
In all honesty, Reason Number Five, it’s really no surprise. Of course you have heard about the anorexia nervosa disease. Sufferers of such eating disorder have an inordinate disgust about their bodies. In truth, anorexia nervosa is harmful eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction, inappropriate eating habits or rituals.
THIS INCLUDE OBSESSION WITH HAVING A THIN FIGURE and an irrational fear of weight gain, as well as a distorted body self-perception. It typically involves excessive weight loss and is diagnosed approximately nine times more often in females than in males. Due to their fear of gaining weight, individuals with this disorder restrict the amount of food they consume. Can anybody quarrel with this ‘gospel’ truth? Nobody can I suppose!
In a nutshell, this bulletin can be summarized as follows. Firstly, these obese individuals sometimes feel out of control around food, submerged by either dieting or gorging. Also by the same token they needlessly spend a good deal of time thinking and worrying about food and fatness. Similarly they scourge the latest diet for vital information. Moreover, such people feel awful about themselves as someone who is out of control. Lastly they unnecessary feel being disgusted about their bodies. Easy to understand and practice. It’s as easy a taking candy from a baby so to speak!
The one and only deduction on this bulletin that I can best offer now is just this. Nothing more, nothing less. My sincere personal advice is to STOP LISTENING to the notion that fat is ugly which women are doomed always to talk. If a friend continues to bad mouth exercise or to talk about dieting and her thighs all the time, warn her that you can’t handle negative verbs anymore. Maybe give her two more chances, and then move on a healthier friendship. Avoid such negative people.
INSTEAD DO JOIN or start a discussion group made up of women only. Talk about things you do or the habits you seem to overcome with your best exercise and diet intentions. You will soon realize that you are not alone in your feelings; you are “O.K.” Need I say more at this juncture? My heart to heart answer is a big ‘No’. Period.
End of article.