Only two months into 2002 and we’ve already seen so many ads for weight loss products. Everyone has a theory: Eat bread; don’t dare eat any bread. Don’t eat fat; eat all the steak and eggs you want! What is a dieter to believe?
In spite of the theories, there are only two things that we know for sure. One, burn up more calories than you take in and you’ll lose weight. It may be slow but it will happen.
Second, we know that weight loss begins in the mind. Donuts, sweets and potato chips are not the enemy. It’s our attitude about food that determines our success. If we tell ourselves that we “must” eat the donut, we will eat it. But if we see ourselves as being free to choose what we eat, we can make rational decisions. We’re no longer victims. We’re in control.
The good news is that an “in control” attitude can be learned. If you don’t have it, a coach can help. For more information about coaching, visit www.drhibbs.com.