Let's try to define what we mean by weight control "practice."
Firstly, like any practice, it begins with a desire to improve something, an intention to change, a goal. In other words, we begin by considering the quality of motivation.
Progress comes from turning motivation into action....keeping up a consistent practice.
The more effort that's put into improving eating and exercise, the better the weight control outcome. That's true on both a short- and long-term basis.
In our view regular practice leads to "internalized" change, meaning that the new habits become automatic, natural and desirable, and this leads to better long-term weight loss results.
So practice, practice, practice !!!
Stephen Stotland, Ph.D.
This blog presents some of our ideas about the key issues involved in achieving successful long-term weight control.