Here's a statement I frequently hear from people who are dieting.
"I'm trying super hard to not get discouraged,
but I'm not seeing enough results
even though I'm sticking to my diet."
Even though we are "responsible-adults" in almost every way, when it comes to dieting and weight-loss most of us are like spoiled children, expecting to receive something we simply have not yet earned.
Each of us lives inside an individual body, and bodies differ as to how fast they lose weight ... even when they eat exactly the same amount of the same foods.
Our ONLY real CONTROL over the size of our bodies is the food we put into our mouths ... AND, we have the ability ... although it is difficult... to control our behavior with food.
Eating less is the CAUSE of weight-loss.
Weight-loss is the RESULT of our eating BEHAVIOR.
We DO NOT have any control over the speed of our weight-loss, and until we understand and accept this, we are not going to have the PATIENCE, and the PERSISTENCE, that it takes to continually, day-after-day engage in the kind of eating behavior that CAUSES weight-loss.
There is really no WAY that any one individual body can lose weight faster than it can when strictly following a diet that allows only a tiny bit of food intake, ... for example one such as the 5-bite diet. Even a total water fast would BARELY increase one's weight-loss speed. So, if you feel that a very-low-calorie-diet such as the 5-bite diet is a good choice for you, personally, I say do everything you can to stick with it, no matter whether your weight-loss results are fast or slow.
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