Today is another weigh-in day. It’s also the day we drive from a week in Hilton Head to a week in North Myrtle Beach. We also had a couple of days of arctic blast. That meant no walking on the beach. So the scale will probably not like me too much.
I read an e-book on food addiction. I already have spoken to most of the points in previous blogs, but two points jumped out at me. First, is the problem of guilt when the dieter fails. Dieters will fail, especially those with food addictions and that in my opinion, is most people with any weight issue. It’s how you handle failure that can make the difference between success and failure.
You work hard at dieting putting all your willpower to eating right and making a mental affirmation never to fail. But sooner or later, probably sooner, you fail. A cookie jumps off the plate and lands in your mouth and the whole plate follows it. Then a completely new set of emotions develop—guilt followed by depression.
This book did not have an answer to the guilt problem, except trying not to fail. That really isn’t much help. This is the problem with most diets; they don’t or can’t deal with failure.
Stay tuned for that other point that jumped out at me and my answer to the guilt problem.