One of the studies was about a topic most of us hate to hear about and that’s weight rebound after losing… ug. Researcher McGuire and company looked at weight, behaviour and psychological information of study subjects from the NWCR. Risk factors for weight regain included a more recent weight loss, larger losses, higher levels of depression, dietary disinhibition (a tendency to overeat in the presence of palatable food or when stressed) and binge eating.
I got to thinking about all of this more deeply, hmmmmm. Embarking on a weight loss regimen is a grand commitment and should never be taken lightly. In our personal hierarchy of needs we should not try to add insult to injury thinking that “when I’m slim my problems will melt away with the pounds”, in fact you can create more stress if you’re not ready. Challenges happen to all of us no matter our jean size.
What stands out for me on this is the importance of facing eating and stress issues, binge eating and depression from the outset. Those factors are surely the elephant in the room, not food or your weight. I reveal my own journey details in my e-book Skinny on Slim that you might just relate with.