. . . to change “quitting smoking” in this quote to “dieting”?
“Quitting smoking is the easiest thing I ever did. I ought to know. I’ve done it a thousand times.”
– Mark Twain
For so many people in our diet-driven culture, losing weight is a serial activity. When approached with a more long-reaching outlook – and a good dose of patience – great improvements are possible. Real changes simply take time.
I like to ask clients this question: Where would you like to be in 6 months, at the same weight or higher (after losing the same 5-10 pounds 3 or more times and gaining them back), or 15-25 pounds lighter with some genuinely different habits? The answer is obvious, so why do so many people behave as if they prefer to yo-yo back and forth?