Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Relapse

We all dread it ... the EVIL RELAPSE!

It happens to the best of us and while I am back on the wagon and feeling great, I am a realist and know that these things can happen, even when you are focused and have your eye on the prize.

After reading this article, I got a little scared:

6-Step Plan for Preventing Diet Relapses

When researchers looked at the successful weight losers in the National Weight Control Registry, and compared them to some who’d regained back some of their weight after one or two years, they found that even a small weight gain was hard to reverse: those who’d regained the most weight were the least likely to be able to take it off again.But I kept reading and got to the good parts:

If you can’t seem to face the scale and have stopped weighing yourself, it’s time to do something. First get on the scale and confront the reality. Start weighing yourself every day, at the same time. A growing body of research supports daily weigh-ins as a method to avoid weight gain or regain

Now have some new perspective on the situation and am armed with some tools to keep relapsing at bay in the future.

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