So if you’ve gone through the first part of the series, you’ll recall that we focused on understanding what your goals, motivations, and barriers are. We’re about to revisit that idea and put it in practice.
Despite the basic role of eating, people often eat for every reason except for nourishment and survival. In a poll of 1300 psychologists, health professionals identified gaining control over emotions as a top strategy to losing weight and keeping it off. So basically we’re not eating because we’re hungry. We’re eating because we’re sad. Or angry. Or stressed. A huge part of weight maintenance comes down to a very simple concept:
Eat until you’re satisfied
The figure below is what I call the Scale of Satisfaction
It’s pretty straightforward: on one end of the spectrum, you’re famished. On the other end you’re stuffed full of food.