“I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed. I eat whatever I want. I just don’t overeat.”
Let me start this article with an astonishing statistic which will surprise beyond your wildest imagination. Believe, whatever the situation, you undoubtedly know that the most difficult part of managing your weight isn’t losing the excess pounds. It’s keeping them off. The naked truth is that millions of rich Asian and American obese individual manage to diet away tens of millions of pound every year- and 95 percent of them gain that weight back with interest. But fear not! Help is at hand. Just continue reading this. OK?
It’s a great idea for us to dip our toes to test the water or size-up this article with a short overall glance. Briefly the payoff habits for most obese people is that they are:-
- Seeking pleasure,
- Pursuing physiological calmness,
- Striving for emotional relief,
- Achieving irrational rewards and
- Looking for acceptance.
Does this prelude somehow prick your curiosity. Agreed?
Then, without further ado, let’s now examined closely the payoff habits one by one! Shall we?
Payoff Habits No. 1. Pleasure
You may overeat simply because of the sheer pleasurable you get from ingesting food. It tastes good, pure and simple. For you the sensory gratification or eating food outweighs the satisfaction being at your ideal body weight. Without doubt, it is true that people by nature are hedonist that is, we seek pleasure and avoid pain -you must get real about fact that your pleasure-seeking behavior could be destroying your health and your life. If you are not willing to acknowledge the problem and what is wrong with this behavior, then you will neither lose weight nor effect .any genuine change.
Payoff Habits No. 2. Physiological Calm
When you eat, your body chemistry is altered temporarily. To assist in the process of digestion, for example, your heart pumps blood to your internal organs, and this gives you a warm, relaxed feeling. What’s more, food helps your brain manufacture natural chemicals that have a soothing effect on your nervous system. There is a true physiological “high” that comes from ingesting food, and that high” is a payoff you derive from eating.
Having said and done, let jump to habit number three. Agreed?
Payoff habits no. 3. Emotional relief
As we have seen, food can serve a variety of purposes, far beyond simple nourishment: celebration, companionship, entertainment, or avoidance of emotional resolution. Any sort of emotional high or low becomes a trigger for eating , a way of coping with shifting mood, or covering up for stress problem your don’t want to face or resolve. The downside of eating for emotional relief is that it ultimately make you feel worse because it causes weight gain, brings on feeling of guilt can erode your self esteem.
Payoff Habits No. 4. Irrational Rewards
Far too often, we rationalize irrational behavior, and eating behavior is no exception. For example, if you have a stressful day and treat you to a double fudge sundae after work as a way to unwind
Because you “deserve it,” then you’re deluding yourself. That is sweet poison. This sort of payoff system, in which you reward your yourself with food or overeating, is irrational, counterproductive and cannot be a plus in any sense of the word. It undoes any good you’ve done to yourself and shifts into reverse any progress you’ve made towards your weight-loss goals. Stop justifying your behavior in this manner.
The last but not the least is just as important with the rest!
Payoff Habits No. 5. Acceptance
Maybe your payoff from overeating has done with acceptance or belonging. And no wonder. The number one emotional need of people everywhere is the desire for acceptance: the emotional satisfaction that you are a part of a couple, family, organization, peer group, or social circle. And so you eat to be sociable and fit in. The real problem with this is that you’re making choices out of concern for what other people might think, and the hope that by complying with what you think they want you to do, you will win their acceptance.
The entire article on the payoff habits that perpetuate weigh gain behavior of obese individuals can be distilled in one neat capsule. Firstly it’s because of physical pleasure. The second could be to gain physiological calm Thirdly to get emotional relief. Fourthly to enjoy irrational rewards. And lastly to get social acceptance. Easy to remember and practice? You bet!
My only conclusion is just this! Pause a moment and think about the question carefully. Why is that the Car’s WINDSHIELD is so large & the Rear view Mirror is so small? The answer? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on. Period.