Monday, November 19, 2007

Successful Dieting - Why You Can Make it Happen

By John Philips

Many people have experienced failure in their weight loss pursuits so many times in the past that they try the next new diet with the impending knowledge that they will fail in this attempt as well. Far too often dieting is undertaken with the mindset of imminent failure.

Knowing you are doomed to failure before you even began means you are just waiting to prove yourself right. Instead of continuing with this vicious cycle it would be more beneficial to stop and wonder why none of the other diets have worked for you when you know others have found success.

By not examining the causes for your failures you are sure to repeat them and without learning from your mistakes and moving forward with a positive attitude you are already planning to fail. Use every failure as a stepping stone to success and eventually progress will follow and you'll wonder why you ever failed.

You are the only person who can take control of your need to eat. You are the only one who can pay attention and notice when you are eating for emotional fulfilment and when you are eating from necessity. You and you alone can get yourself out of your chair and on your feet.

As with everything in life, there are exceptions, but ultimately only you are responsible for the situation that you find yourself in. By trying diet after diet and continuously failing then the inevitable conclusion is quite likely not the diets that aren't working, but that you are embarking on the journey with a negative attitude or the lack of any realistic goals.

There is only one person accountable for how you live your life and dieting is no different. Persist and you will realise that there is no better feeling in the world than for someone to notice and compliment you on your efforts. Once you start seeing the results yourself it will then encourage you to continue. Success leads to continued success.

Too many men and women give up simply because no one noticed and that is an incredible shame. Give your dieting practices an opportunity to work before you decide they are a failure and you just might surprise yourself with a roaring success.

The truth is far too few people hold themselves accountable to their dieting and weight loss goals. This means that far too many people are giving up without really ever bothering to give it an effort. If you have an issue holding yourself accountable to your dieting plans, perhaps you would do well to diet with a partner. This helps you not only set goals but also to meet and exceed challenges along the way. A partner can also benefit from the partnership as he or she will be challenged and feel the need to perform better than if he or she were dieting alone.

You must hold yourself accountable to your stated dieting and weight loss goals in order to achieve any lasting results. If you have not had dieting success in the past, then perhaps it is time to bring some degree of accountability into the picture and make it happen.

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