Some people think it is easy to overcome a binge eating disorder and lose weight. Their advice is to become thin by simply using a bit of willpower. This is a dieting myth that many people believe, even those who struggle with their weight. To begin dispelling this myth, we must first take a look at what willpower is and why you think it will help you lose weight. We can also begin to gain a sense of control over our negative thoughts by learning that willpower does not affect our weight. You can actually begin to lose weight naturally when you start believing that dieting and willpower are not the answers.

Let's talk a little bit about the definition of willpower. Many people believe that willpower is the ability to control your actions. In regards to dieting and losing weight, many people believe that you should will yourself to get up from the television and workout. If you do not have willpower, then you will not lose weight. This myth is not true for anyone who is attempting to lose weight, especially individuals who have binge eating disorder. If you have a tendency to overeat, the willpower myth may have been developed through years of dieting, losing weight, binging and regaining the weight. You may have told yourself that you will have more willpower next time, just to overeat again.

You have willpower. Look at all that you have achieved through the use of willpower. However, your weight was not put on simply by willing yourself to eat. Your weight was put on due to emotional events which caused you to develop an unhealthy relationship with food. When there is an emotional tie to eating and losing weight, it is not a simple matter of willing yourself to lose weight. In these cases, you need to repair the relationship between food and yourself. Weight loss becomes more about improving yourself from the inside out in order to lose weight.

Dieting cannot be done through willpower if your eating is based on emotions. Has every diet you tried ended in failure? Has that led you to believe that you have failed? This emotional cycle will continue until you decide to repair the relationship you have with food. This can be done by using a non-diet approach to weight loss. This approach can help you lose weight in a natural and healthy way. It is great for people with binge eating disorder as it focuses on a healthy relationship with food.

Author's Bio: 

The above article is based on the book, "Winning Overeating" by Ofira Shaul. Ofira is a Naturopathy doctor. This experiential, self-development leader has devoted her life to finding the best natural way to obtain permanent weight loss while improving the total quality of your life. Her all-natural program does not require you to use any pills, count calories, or starve yourself.

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