published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that keeping a food diary may double your weight loss efforts.
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Isn't it obvious that those who use food as an escape are hiding their emotions from something else they don't want to face? Of course you must then face whatever that is to successfully lose weight & keep it off. I suspect most of those with 50 lbs or more to lose could benefit from counseling.
We all need to be realistic.
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I have certainly found this to be true. Living a healthier life means addressing the reasons for my weight gain, and realizing that losing weight without working on the rest of me (mental, emotional, spiritual) does not mean I will automatically feel happy and comfortable in my body.
Thanks for the great article! :)
This won't solve all your problems but it certainly can help with some of them. Thanks for a good article.
There is so much emotional work that goes along w/lifestyle changes. That's the key. Working on those issues, whatever they are.
This was a very helpful article! Thank you!
I gave up magical thinking years ago.
Losing the weight just solves part of the equation.
All valid points. Losing weight just gets you thinner, it does not solve underlying problems.
Great article! Thanks!
Good article. I like that the author addressed the mipreception that once one reaches goal weight or sheds unwanted lbs, that life will be better. Unfortunately, that is not my experience. Shedding the weight is multidimensional, and all aspects need to be addressed for the weight to stay off permanently, at least that is how I see it. The article reminded me that this is a journey that is going to take time, love, and compassion toward self.
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