Think about the statement “I’m going on a diet”. When we say we’re going on a diet we’re implying that eventually we’ll come off the diet and the changes we’re making are only temporary. We might “white knuckle” it for a few weeks or months but eventually we come off the diet because the changes are too extreme.
Most of us are looking for a quick fix so we often consider an effective diet to be one that takes off a lot of weight quickly. When we gain weight back after going off a diet we don’t typically say “the diet didn’t work”, instead we blame ourselves for lacking will power. We need to redefine a successful weight management program as one that doesn’t depend on will power and instead uses realistic lifestyle change to take off weight gradually and keep it off forever.
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