We commonly go out to eat to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, etc. We entertain with elaborate dinners at home or in restaurants. At church functions often involve potluck meals. Almost all cultures prepare and serve foods to comfort those who have experienced loss, to celebrate joy, or to show friendship and love. You name it and somehow it revolves around food. Food is obviously very important in our lives, not merely as a source of fuel.
The Hunger – Fullness Continuum
It’s obvious that you don’t have to be “hungry” to eat. We eat for all sorts of reasons, such as the time of day, the availability of food, seeing other people eating, as a distraction, reward, or coping mechanism, or “just because” we feel like it.
Is there an easy way to succeed in weight control?
You have probably read many articles that began with some variation on the proposition: “weight control is confusing, and this article will clear up the confusion for you,” and yet after reading them you just felt more confused. So, if we were to say that this article aims to “once and for all” clear up the confusion, we would hope that your completely rational response would be to stop reading immediately. Therefore, we shall make no promises of that sort!
When is the “right time” to start working on better weight control?
For some people the idea of starting to work on better weight control a few days before a holiday or a vacation sounds impossible, and they will instead resolve to leap into action as soon as the event is over. Their attitude is, “have fun now, pay later,” like those who run up big credit card bills buying gifts they can’t really afford.
The Stages of Weight Control Mastery
There are 7 stages of weight control which include the unmotivated stage, the concerned but disengaged stage, the contemplation stage, as well as the novice, intermediate, mastery and expert stages.
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