Originally Posted by Dreamliner
It is only a mental problem in that 'willpower' is not sufficient to override the very powerfu,l unconscious biological drives that kick in to recoup lost weight.
It's not meant too.
Attributing weight regain to lack of willpower is like saying that all you need is more willpower to keep yourself in a starved state. Hell, if that's what people want to do, they can go for as far as I'm concerned.
I'll sit back and watch.
Sorry, but I disagree.
A co-worker brought in Cake pops yesterday. (literally mini cake balls 1 inch in diameter on a stick, frosting and sprinkles on top). I kid you not, I had about 12 of them throughout the day. This is on top of my breakfast (Honey Nut Cheerios), lunch (Pork Tenderloin and Kale leftovers), and my dinner (WAY Too much spaghetti and Meatballs).
I guarantee, right here, that there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in the cake pops that I actually need. My life would continue with no issues what so ever had I never eaten those.
I craved them all day. After the first one, I could taste it all day. I wanted more. I did not need more. The fact that I ate more, 11 different times was me CAVING to the WANT to experience the taste again. Nothing more. The fact that I had them is the temporary return on the experience was GREATER than the known penalty, and I simply didn't care.
This all repeated at dinner time too. Made a bunch of spaghetti and meatballs. Put enough for 2 servings on my plate. I had every intention of only eating half and then putting half up for lunch today. Coincidentally, I was too lazy to go and get the leftover dish at the moment I was making my plate, so 100% of the food was put there... and 100% was eaten.
I even thought to myself half way through... that's enough, save the rest for tomorrow. Then said... just half a meat ball more. Well, now the other half, with some pasta and sauce... Next thing, plate is near empty.
No way did I need the other half. MENTAL FAILURE. I was simply not strong enough to sit there with the food in front of me and not experience it.