The Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Blog: Clearheaded Choices
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 10:47am - 0 Comments »
Do you believe that the choices you make are influenced by your relative level of “alertness” and “being on guard”? I think that the answer is “yes” for most people. When we let our guard down, we are more apt to allow things to happen that we do not necessarily want to happen. So let me provide an example of this I observed last night. I went to dinner with two wonderful colleagues and after dinner, I dropped them off at a Wine Bar, as their friends were waiting for them. i stopped in for awhile and it was a beautiful place with lots of fun people. There was music and lots of positive energy. And of course, lots of people drinking wine ( duh, Posner, it wasn’t a Diet Coke Bar). At the front part of the place there was a woman with a table of her chocolate concoctions. Multiple types of chocolates and she was providing samples. Now, with most people having their share of wine, feeling good, loosening up, relaxing etc, how many people would walk by this chocolate table and NOT accept some of the samples? The point here is that if this was in the middle of the day, people not drinking alcohol, no music etc, the chances would be lots higher that the people with weight control issues would walk by the chocolate table and say “no thanks”. ”Under the influence” however, decision making is not as sharp and the thought process may be a bit more on the side of ” a little can’t hurt and I will work out more tomorrow”, and in goes the chocolate and then will be washed down with more wine. Enjoy the music, enjoy the people, but if you are trying to lose weight, try to not set yourself up for failure by loosening your decision making. Be sharp , resolute and remember that there will no chocolate (or wine) that will taste better than what weight loss will make you feel.