For a lot of people, their fitness goals revolve around improving body composition. I’ve been thinking about this a lot as I’ve been sitting on my couch overeating and watching bad television. However, its not all bad.
After binging on a few episodes of “Hoarders”, I was inspired by my next TV binge of “My 600 lb Life”. The struggles to commit to life-changing, and often life-saving behavior serves as a good metaphor for the rest of us who are trying to make drastic changes whether its diet, physical ability, or getting over an addiction.
- It gets them to a healthier weight for surgery.
- It serves as a test as to whether or not they are actually committed to the lifestyle changes they need to make.
- The patient starts following the diet with the support of their family and manages to stick it out.
- The patient talks about how they are kind of following the diet, but aren’t really paying attention to portion sizes and may still be drinking soda and eating junk.
- The patient justifies not following the diet because of stress and an inability to cope.
- The patient’s enablers continue to offer and feed them junk because it makes the enabler feel better.