What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.
This quote perfectly sums up a behavioural approach to weight loss (though you may be stunned to know that the speaker was not referring to weight loss when he said it)
It also reminds me of another famous quote:
Just Do it.
A behavioural approach is about, above all else, doing.
Someone can give us the perfect eating or exercise plan, but unless we can apply it in a way that it becomes a habit, then either we will not apply the changes at all, or if we do so they will be short-lived.
A behavioural approach is about how to apply those changes in a way that sticks; in a way that creates a new habit.
How do you change a habit?
You make it as easy as possible to repeat the new behaviour over and over again until it becomes automatic.
That should always be your aim: making new behaviours into a habit. Once it’s a habit it’s yours for the long term.
Dr. Khandee Ahnaimugan (Dr. K) is a medical doctor, weight loss expert and author of the best-selling book, “Slim and Healthy without Dieting”. He provides individual consulting programmes for people wanting to lose weight without dieting. Try his 7 Day “How to Lose Weight without Dieting” Email Course for FREE at www.doctorkweightloss.comGoogle+