Diatonic12 wrote: »
That emotional hit of happiness that hits you when eat without delay. What tools have you used to slow things down and keep your head engaged?
Diatonic12 wrote: »
You two. @Beautyofdreams @janvcooper
This is something I have been working on for 5 years. I am convinced now more than ever that immediate gratification hinders long term weight stability. I do know a few who come by delayed gratification naturally. I observe them like the elusive creatures they are. I am fascinated with their thought processes. I want what they're having - moderation. They instinctively know how to moderate themselves with all foods.
They don't fuss and fight over food. It doesn't consume their thoughts, ever. They simply live, move and enjoy all of their being without giving their food portions a second thought. They have food skill sets and subsets and natural abilities and I'm simply amazed. Finding permanent weight stability can be that elusive butterfly for those who've been fighting this battle for a long time.
It's doable. There will be days when you just have to sit with your portions and desire to take more than your share. It's the same way in the animal kingdom. The squeaky wheel always gets the grease and takes the lion's share. I am working on delayed gratification. I have some mentors and they fan the flames of my desire to maintain permanent weight stability.
Ahhhh, there are those in high places and with whopping boatloads of money who can't find it either. Immediate gratification knows no boundaries. It takes and takes and takes until one day you draw your line in the sand and you rail against it. You choose by act of your will to fight against it taking another bite out of you. Come hail or high water you make your stand. You draw your line, make your mark and let nothing deter you. You get back UP on your feet and
These people are what cookie Rosenblum calls ‘natural eaters’ in her podcast called ‘weight loss made real’ Natural eaters have never had a weight problem. They eat when they’re a bit hungry and stop when they’re a bit full. They eat foods that treat them well.
They aren’t scared of hunger. They can say no (delay gratification) when they aren’t hungry.
It’s a brain based approach to weight loss and weight maintenance.
I’ve taken quite a lot from it. It may not appeal to mfp users because it shys away from counting calories (although I don’t see why you couldn’t incorporate the principles and count calories.) I think she’s worth a listen.
AnnPT77 wrote: »
At goal, I felt kind of stupid for not doing it sooner, especially given the big payoff. Reading that I have to be "in a peak state of performance" and have "an extreme delay of gratification" and that it will "require considerable effort" . . . that would make me feel tired before I even start. Stack that on top of all the blog-fog about how 80% of people regain (or whatever that big percent is), how calorie counting can't work, the importance of superfoods, the need for HIIT or other arcane intense exercise, the carb restrictions and fasting that are necessary, the hormones that will make my body try to defeat me, . . . and on and on and on? Sounds impossible. Why try?
PAV8888 wrote: »
@Diatonic12 .... I love your new kitty!!!
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