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Deprivation...

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Just read this article today from Lifescript and it really helps define how I am approaching weightloss this time around...

Never Say 'Can't'
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By Jennifer Gruenemay, ACE-Certified, LifeScript Staff Writer
Saturday, February 9, 2008

The worst thing you can do to your diet is deny yourself what you really want. “I can’t have that” is a negative, pessimistic point of view and will only make you want something more. You feel like you’re missing out on something, which just makes you feel empty and tempts you to fill that void even more. “I can’t” is a lifestyle that you can’t live with for very long. With an attitude of deprivation, you won’t be able to stick to your diet long enough to see a positive return on your sacrifices. So instead of deciding your diet is depriving you of what you want, turn your thoughts around. Choose a healthier path you will be happier with in the long run. Say “I do not want any” instead of “I can’t have any.” Tell yourself that you are choosing health over gluttony. Remind yourself you are choosing a thinner you over a fat, unhappy you. You are choosing to finally overcome your weight problems. By changing the way you think about the choices you make, you’re gaining control of your diet. Turn “I can’t” into “I don’t want,” and you’ll turn your weight-loss dreams into reality.
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  • TRICOTINE
    Well said! Thanks for sharing this! :-)
    4628 days ago
  • BRUIN2
    I like the sentiment of this article. I try to think of things in terms of "I can have it if I want it" - after thinking about "it", I often decide to choose a healthier option. But I don't think I'd be making the same decision if I had outright banned "it". Thanks for posting this!
    4635 days ago
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