Old Habits Die Hard

Old habits die hard—something you’ll discover when it comes to dieting.  That’s why it’s called “die”ting.  You must kill those old thought patterns which got you into size XXXXL in the first place.  

“One little piece won’t hurt” or “I’ll exercise later” are bad habits.  Once you cheat on your diet, it becomes easier to continue cheating.  And soon you aren’t dieting anymore because it’s just too hard to deny your appetite.

Habits are like relationships, and most people at one time or another have been in a bad relationship.  Friends, boy/girlfriends, fiancés, spouses, business associates, authority figures—we were connected to someone who wasn’t good for us and we needed to break it off like a bad habit.  Whether the person sucked the life out of you or was abusive or simply not edifying, damage was done.  Like a bad relationship with a person, our relationship with food can suck the life out of us and be unedifying.  We abuse ourselves with food.

Insanity has been defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.  Is that any less true than with eating habits?  Yes, food may look and smell good and you can’t wait to taste it and you know how satisfying it will be, but that doesn’t mean it is good for you, body, mind or soul.

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