Why Fear Dieting?
Saturday, July 13, 2019
My weight is heading in the right direction, 198.6 today. I had a slight increase with my new medication resulting in water retention, but I am in onederland again. Today I posted a good weigh-in for the 5% Challenge. Now to work on my Tuesday TOPS weigh-in.
I am thinking about years of being unable to successfully diet. The first obstacle was not wanting to change the foods I eat and the quantity. Was I afraid I wouldn't have enough to eat? Would I be hungry all the time? Would I not like 'diet' foods? Lack of confidence that I can be successful on a diet? Fear of failure?
Recently I have done better with my food choices, cooking style, and quantities. Overall I am making better choices and learning to offset upticks on the scale. I have some objectivity now, but I really can't understand how dieters like myself have this fear of dieting in the first place?
I have never considered weight-loss counseling but would if my weight loss stalls or I have a relapse. I think knowing why I never wanted to diet in the first place would also be the reason I would stop dieting.
Do you have a fear of dieting? Why is that you didn't want to start a diet?