At certain times during a long-term weight control journey there will be challenging environments, such as theme parks. Perhaps a goal is to limit the damage that is being done but there are ways to keep the positive results occurring.
When I hear the word, “passive”, what comes to my mind immediately is “laid back”, “easy” and “non-stressful”. “Aggressive” on the other hand, invokes images of “intensity”, “action-oriented” and very “focused” in meeting a certain end result.
The gaining of weight and/or maintenance of an obese/overweight status is quite passive in nature. The gaining of weight requires no specific thought, intent, focus or defined activities. However, losing weight and maintaining that weight loss are anything but “passive” in nature. The affected person must constantly maintain vigilance, give up to a large extent the types of foods/drinks we enjoy, find exercise time and pretty much “aggressively” follow the steps necessary to control the weight.
I suppose that the classic “yo-yo” dieter is, to some extent, displaying passive-aggressive patterns of behavior. That person is quite “passive” during the weight gaining stages and very “aggressive” during the weight losing times.
If you find yourself falling into this “passive” phase as this relates to weight control, try as best as possible to swing back to the “aggressive” side. This will set you up for long term weight control success.
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