me what you eat, and I'll tell you what you are.”
dumbfounded where you read this few words. Trust me you are not unique when you’re
confronted with barrage of negative comments. But rest assured these objections
can be answered. Remember that most people who care will gradually change,
abandoning their sabotaging stance. And assuming a more supportive position as
long as you continue with your commitment to the diet.
Believe it or not, it is not
uncommon that more than ever, a devoted weight loss dieter would not escape
such negative comments. Beside the comment below, these are more important ones
“I've heard it all before. What makes you think
this diet will is different?"
"If you eat
that much you'll gain weight!"
"It's only water weight. It won't keep
"That diet doesn't make sense. It can't be
good for you."
Having presented you with a quick
bird’s eye view, let’s discover more. OK?
Challenge Number 1: "I've
heard it all before. You've tried everything. What makes you think this diet
will is different?"
It's true, most of us have tried other ways of
losing weight. We can also see that, to
friends and family, our initial enthusiasm looks much the same as that which
they have seen in the past. Some people have found its best not to try to
defend or to explain, whereas others have been able to enlist support from
friends and family by making an explanation. It's your call but if a preliminary
attempt to explain falls on deaf ears, you may find it best to stop explaining
and devote your energy to working at your diet instead
That said, let move along to challenge
Challenge Number 2: "If you
eat that much you'll gain weight!" or "if you eat that much food you'll never lose weight!'
Given how most diets work, such
reactions are hardly surprising. But these comments reflect the old weight loss
rules, rules that have repeatedly failed you and other dieters. Be patient with these doubters they may be
trying to give you advice that they think will be helpful. Explain, if you can,
that you have a physical disorder. But at least tell them that you just want to
give the diet a chance to work.
Challenge Number 3: "It's only water weight. It
won't keep coming off."
This is a typical reaction to early
weight-loss success. People are shocked that you've lost weight while eating so
generous a meal every day. And people don't like to hear what they don't expect
and can't seem to understand. They will often try to make reality fit their
rules rather than try to understand new ones. Give it time. Don't let their
doubting get to you. They will have to accept that water weight isn't the
answer after a few weeks have passed and your weight loss has continued.
Challenge Number 4: "That
diet doesn't make sense. It can't be good for you."
You know better: you understand that
mechanism and know that you can fit virtually any dietary or health
recommendations into the parameters of the diet. Tell the skeptics that in each
day’s menu you include a well-balanced assortment of all four food groups. Remember
that losing weight and maintaining that weight loss is one of the best things
you can do for your health.
This article on how any ardent weight
loss devotees can overcome discouragements posted by well-meaning people can
best be stated by these negative statements. Here’s the first statement. “I've
heard it all before. I think this diet will be no different?" Secondly
negative declaration could be, "If you eat that much you'll gain
weight!" The third could be, "It's only water weight. It won't keep
coming off!" And lastly, it could even be, "That diet doesn't make
sense. It can't be good for you?" Easy to recall? And act upon? You bet!
What I have told you are a real eye
openers: that to change your weight, to achieve permanent weight toss, you have
to be totally, consciously in charge of yourself. And other people’s comments. It
involves everything you do, think, and your reaction of harmful comments
directed to you. And you have to use that control to create the healthy
"you" that you deserve to be and have. If you have worked through
this article sincerely, you are now ready to live this new life. And experience
the joy that will gush forth from it. True? With this I end my case! Period!