You don’t trust yourself to be in charge of your own eating plan.
You convince yourself that by making a few small changes or by trying harder next time, you’ll be successful.
You have false hope that there is an easy way to lose weight.
For a short period during your last diet, you felt in control and optimistic, and might have even lost weight.
You think that losing weight will make dieting and depriving yourself worthwhile.Source: Polivy, J. & Herman, CP. (2002). If at first you don’t succeed: False hopes of self-change. American Psychologist. Vol 57(9), 677-689.
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