Most women think that if they just had more willpower, they would stop overeating. Or if they could just stick to a diet, they would get their eating under control. But willpower and diets are NOT the solution. We already know this based on what research tells us, and more importantly, from our own experience. We know that willpower is a finite resource that we can’t depend on long term. We know that 95% of diets fail. Why?
First, diets tell you what and when you “should” be eating. This alone is problematic. Every person is unique and responds differently to food. But even more to our point is that diets don’t address WHY you are overeating in the first place.
Sure, you can follow a food plan, you can do everything “right”, but you will be relying on willpower and it won’t be a permanent solution. If you just change your behavior without changing your mindset, if you just follow food rules without looking at why you feel compelled to overeat, you will eventually revert to your old patterns.
I believe that if you can understand and change your habits around food, you will never need another diet again. The solution lies in understanding why you are eating when you don’t want to be eating and learning how to change those patterns.