Weight Loss: When Being Selfish is a Good Thing

Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
~ Dr. Seuss

Although weight loss doesn’t have to be a painful process, there are usually what I like to call “emotional start up costs” as you find your feet. It’s expected. We embrace it. Hooray for positive change!

Unfortunately, these costs are often accompanied by something far more damaging and insidious. Surprisingly, the source of this negativity is your friends and family – the people who are supposed to love you, house you, feed you, cuddle you when you have nightmares, hold back your hair when you’ve had one too many tequilas, drive the getaway car if you should decide to rob a bank, and so on.

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How To Break Bad Habits

Whether you’re old, young, short, tall, rich or poor, you’ll have to break a bad habit at some point in your life.

I’ve been trying to stop biting my nails pretty much since I started – probably when I cut my first tooth – and now at the ripe old age of 23, I alternate between having beautifully manicured nails and bitten off stubs; all depending on how stressed I am at any given moment.

Ah well, we can’t have it all.

However, I’m sure that the majority of us have made some healthier substitutions to our diets and methods of cooking at some point in our lives, because we’ve realized that “the way Mom always did it” may not be the best way for our waistlines.

Picking up habits from our parents or other relatives means that we often don’t see the cooking methods or eating habits that we perceive as totally ‘average’ or ‘normal’ could actually be doing us more harm than good.

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