I run a private practice for people who want to lose weight and get slim and it still amazes me that I get around five call a day asking if I supply `slimming pills`. I`ve now stopped trying to educate callers as to why they`re wasting their time and money with these pills, because they just don’t want to know.
The funny thing is, since I`ve studied psychology, I`m now looking at the reason behind this. We all know that popping pills to suppress our appetite and make us whiz round like crazy little ants, is never going to keep the weight off long term, as we`re not changing anything about our lifestyle or attitude towards food. The minute we come off the pills, we start to put the weight back on.
So why do people still insist on taking this route, knowing that it`s doomed to fail?
Or continuously embark on diet after diet, when every previous attempt has failed.
Harsh as it sounds, the reason is because they`re not that serious about losing weight.
I`ve had many clients scowl with rage when I`ve dared to suggest that they`re not really bothered about being slim. Yes they come to the sessions because it`s what they feel they should be doing, perhaps because of pressure from a friend or a loved one. But when they don’t lose weight, they can rush home and tell their family that they “can`t lose weight no matter what they do.” Then they get the sympathy and the pressure is off because at least they`ve tried.
I mean getting slim is seriously hard work and it takes a lot of commitment, but most folk are just too lazy to follow it through. The first time they feel like an extra portion of fries …Continue Reading