100 lb. Club - 50 deadliest Dieting Mistakes

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01-26-2004, 11:37 AM
I am guilty of all 50..... :s:

50 Deadliest Dieting Mistakes

1. Having a negative defeatist attitude.

2. Going on any diet that is NOT a manner of eating that you can adhere to for the rest of your life.

3. Believing that you can eat cabbage soup -- or any other low-cal, but monotonous fare -- every day for the rest of your life.

4. Obsessing over counting calories.

5. Weighing in too frequently.

6. Not drinking enough water.

7. Drinking sugar-laden drinks.

8. Eating more bread, pasta and potatoes than proteins, lean meats, fruits and vegetables.

9. Consuming processed foods more often than fresh foods.

10. Taking the benefits away from vegetables by overcooking them

11. Not having a plan.

12. Blaming others for your shortcomings.

13. Being quick to judge.

14. Not being aware of the nutritional benefits or detriments of what you consume.

15. Finishing every last bite of a meal, even after you are full.

16. Going back for seconds at meals.

17. Eating at "all-you-can-eat buffets" and consuming large amounts "to get your money's worth."

18. Skipping breakfast.

19. Starving all day.

20. Bingeing after "falling off the wagon" and then waiting until "tomorrow" to get back on track.

21. Thinking you are genetically destined to be fat.

22. Not believing that you have the courage to change.

23. Confusing "fat" as a personality trait.

24. Thinking you are unattractive.

25. Not living each day to the fullest... thinking that will come when you are thinner.

26. Wasting time.

27. Not finishing tasks you begin.

28. Postponing tasks that need attention.

29. Rationalizing.

30. Thinking pills, powders or potions are more powerful than they really are in achieving weight loss.

31. Thinking of exercise as a chore, instead of a way to improve your health and your life.

32. Not scheduling exercise as a vital part of your day and week.

33. Indulging excessively in alcohol.

34. Watching sports rather than participating in sports.

35. Watching too much television.

36. Not giving enough time to personal hygiene and appearance.

37. Refusing to read self-improvement materials on a regular basis.

38. Giving up and resigning yourself to being "fat."

39. Finishing the food off of your family's plates while you are doing the dishes.

40. Tasting and nibbling on food while you are cooking it.

41. Baking cookies, pies and cakes more often than for holidays or very special occasions.

42. Always having candy in dishes, supposedly for guests, but eating more of it yourself.

43. Buying unhealthy snack items "for the kids," but eating some yourself.

44. Not having vegetables and/or fruit with each meal.

45. Serving more carbohydrates than any other food group for meals.

46. Thinking that "dieting" sprees -- and not total lifestyle change -- will garner lasting weight loss results.

47. Not visualizing yourself actually living and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.

48. Not taking vitamins and proper supplements.

49. Consuming fast foods on a regular basis

50. Waiting for tomorrow to "get started" rather than RIGHT NOW!

01-26-2004, 12:37 PM
oh my gina!!! this is FABULOUS!!!!! where did you find it???

01-26-2004, 12:56 PM
Wow! You are a fount of wisdom! These were great ~ thanks! ;)

01-26-2004, 01:46 PM
I love that you post such great stuff! Keep it up & thank you so much for sharing it! :cheers:

01-26-2004, 01:46 PM
Very Good!!

#20 - My biggest hurdle!!!!

01-26-2004, 03:30 PM
I ashamed to say how many of those I do :yikes: :)

01-26-2004, 04:02 PM
I am glad that everyone is enjoying these things that I "pick" up off the internet!!! I actually found this one on a South Beach message boards that I belong too!!!! I just loved it, because it is soooooo true. SOmetimes you just need a kick in the boody!!!

terrific pig
01-26-2004, 09:07 PM
Sandi, # 20 is my biggest problem, too. In the last few days I've been trying to look at each setback (for example, eating something extra that I don't need, but want) as just that, a setback. It doesn't mean I have to continue eating until I'm disgusted w/myself. This is a first for me!

01-26-2004, 09:58 PM
You guys have been having trouble too? I thought I was the only one... I had a REALLY bad weekend, and the "best" part is, there wasn't even a "reason" for it... I just started eating and didn't stop until this morning. At least it was only two days and I said "NO." instead of the usual week or two, right? Right.

Thanks for the GREAT POST! :D

01-30-2004, 09:20 AM
Wow, I've never seen it *all* outlined in one format like that. Awesome post, Gina and yes, inquiring minds want to know - what is the source?


01-30-2004, 02:39 PM
Thank you for that Gina! WOW! Really makes one think, and in my case feel ashamed.