“What’s a human being’s strongest, most basic instinct?”
I just asked a roomful of very intelligent and important people that question. They all looked at me wondering where I was going on this one.
“Survival” Somebody called out.
“Survival. Good guess, but no. Any other ideas?”
Dead silence. Now they all sat there with that glazed over furtive teacher PLEASE don’t call on me look.
Now you’re reading this article because you want to lose weight. You’re thinking what does this have to do with weight loss?
Once you hear the answer you’ll absolutely understand.
But the question is really why is dieting so hard. The answer is your emotions. If you had no emotions then dieting would be easy.
Almost all of dieting is an emotional task. Food has so many emotional anchors or triggers associated with it.
Back when I was battling my weight issues I had managed to get myself to 340 lbs of morbidly obese. How did I manage that?
I had lost control over my emotions. I was literally ruled by my emotions. I happy one moment then depressed the next. Food was my drug. It ruled me by stifling my emotions. I just wanted some stability. My mistake was believing that burying my emotions in sheer mountains of calories would help. It never does.
Most people never experience the sheer terror of being that overweight and I pray you never do. If you have ever been overweight I feel for you.
I remember reaching for box of donuts as if that could somehow get me under control.
You see, in our society food is linked or anchored in your mind to good emotional experiences. We eat food to sustain us, comfort us, entertain us, create a bond with others, feel loved, show love and deal with sadness, stress and boredom.
That is a minivan full of emotional triggers.
So back to that audience.
“The number one instinct of a human being is not survival as most people believe. If that were true, there would be no suicide which would be a fantastic idea. In fact, a human beings strongest instinct, most basic animal need, is to look at something familiar. That’s why its so hard to change a habit, behavior or your current situation. This instinct is why women stay in abusive relationships even when their life is being threatened. Its familiar.”
And that is why its so hard to diet. Because it is unfamiliar. Food is control. If you deprive yourself of food, you are giving up stability.
We all need stability and we’ll find it somewhere.
Human beings are rarely if ever logical. We make decisions based on emotions then rationalize the decision after the fact.
The only way to successfully stick to a diet is use your emotions to help you stick to the diet.
You have to visualize the new you and make yourself want that new body. By visualizing that new body you make the new thin healthy you familiar. You’ve seen her, you’ve experienced in your minds eye what it will feel like in your new body, you hear other comment about how calm and happy you are.
Without using this instinct to steer your emotions towards successful weight loss, dieting will continue to be a struggle.
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