‘Willpower’ Needed For Weight Loss? HA!

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ August 18, 2006

Anytime somebody is successful at losing weight, the first thing out of people’s mouths is about how great that person’s “willpower” is. What’s that all about?!

When I lost 180 pounds on the low-carb lifestyle in 2004, I got many variations on that statement quite a bit and still get it today from people when I refuse to eat any sugary, high-carb foods offered to me.

bq. If I had this great willpower over food, then how did I ever get to the point where I weighed over 400 pounds? If willpower was the only way to resist temptation and prevent weight gain, then I’d still be that morbidly obese man I was a little more than 2 1/2 years ago very likely tipping the scales at over 500 pounds by now. Thankfully, I found the ability to say “no” to those things that I know I shouldn’t have as part of my healthy lifestyle anymore. This isn’t something to bemoan, but instead should makes your wanna jump for joy because it is a lesson the vast majority of people are unwilling to implement in their own life.

Click here to learn more about what people who want to lose weight need to have other than “willpower” to shed the pounds for good.

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