Any health, emotional or personality problems that compound the overeating tendency should be investigated and dealt with to the best of one's ability. Although some contributing factors are discussed elsewhere, the real key to success comes from being motivated. Rather than outward dietary restrictions, the key for personal success in many areas needs to come from within.
It would be nice if there was a magic pill to make our problems go away. Many people think there is, and turn to recreational and/or prescription drugs.
When someone makes a poor choice, it is easy for them to feel bad about themselves, and make additional poor choices. Failure begets failure – but this principle works both ways. Success begets success. Making a good choice, even when it is hard, makes the next good choice easier. You've heard the expressions "Nothing succeeds like success" and "It takes money to make money." Well, the journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step.
Whether or not others think you are successful, how do you feel about yourself? Do you feel that you are a success or a failure? If you are unhappy with your answer, you need to stop and seriously ask yourself whether you want to move in the direction of success. The answer to that question depends on no one else: only you can answer that question, and you can answer it whichever way you like. You CAN be successful, even if you have failed dozens of times. The only real loser is the one who quits trying. Frequently the winner just happens to be the 'last man standing', so don't give up. It may be that the key to your success just requires a little more investigation or effort.
When you are adequately motivated, the impossible becomes possible and the improbable becomes a given. For some of us, even the smallest obstacle stops us in our tracks because we are poorly motivated. A freight train doesn't care that there is a little wooden barricade across the tracks that says stop. Only the engineer (you) and massive obstacles are going to slow or stop that train. Just as the journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step, a freight train gathers speed a little bit at a time, until it is very powerful. Get a vision of how things should be or how you want them to be, not how they are. Focus on your desired goal. If you see it as reality, it can become reality.
Here are two keys to help you change the way things are and make them the way they should be. Don't quickly read these and move on. They may make the difference between your success and failure.
Here are some tips to assist in weight loss.
Gaining insights into compulsive eating is an important step in resolving this problem. Additional help can be found from books such as Eating in Freedom by Tom McGregor or Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating by Geneen Roth, both inexpensive and easy to read.
Overeating causes indigestion of food and allows fermentation.
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