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The Pros and Cons of Weight Loss

Sometimes we sit on the fence when it comes to losing weight. Take a few minutes to think about the benefits and drawbacks to this decision.

Benefits of Not Losing Weight
Benefits of Losing Weight

You can continue to eat the way you do now, without having to lose weight.

You can eat whatever you want, however much you want, and you will be free from worry about health problems whenever you want associated with a
high-fat diet.

You can continue to use high-fat foods to meet psycho-social emotional needs (managing stress, negative emotions, socializing, pleasurable/comfortable habits).

You can eat out at almost any restaurant and have a large variety of foods to choose from, including ones that taste really great and ones that are cheap and convenient.

You will be able to lose weight.

You will be free from worry about health problems associated with a hight-fat diet.

Your cholesterol will go down.

Drawbacks of Not Losing Weight
Drawbacks of Losing Weight

You may have difficulty maintaining your weight or losing weight

Your cholesterol may be high

Increased risk for health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, some cancers and diabetes

If you do have diabetes, you may have more difficulty controlling your blood sugars

You will need to learn some basic facts about food, so you will know how to reduce your fat intake

You may need to eat less of certain favorite foods

You may encounter difficulties with family and relationships around changing what you eat

You may have to learn different ways to deal with emotional situations besides eating high-fat food

Take another minute and rate each answer on a scale of 1-5

1= Not important
2= Somewhat important
3= Important
4= Very important
5= Extremely important

After doing this exercise, could you see yourself trying to lose weight even if you still have mixed feelings?







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