Albert Einstein said that anyone who does the same thing over and over again, yet expects a different result, is insane. We’ve seen it before – people get stuck in the same type of relationships over and over only to get hurt in the end. Or the person who can’t stand their job, but they go in day after day performing the same mundane tasks with the hope that things will eventually get better.
It’s the same for perpetual dieters who buy into every new diet fad that hits the market. They see something advertised on TV, in a magazine, or a new book at the bookstore and think that they have found the Holy Grail to losing weight. You’ve probably heard the term “yoyo dieters.” These are people who kick off a new diet with total excitement that this is finally going to be the one that works. They may lose some weight – maybe even lose a lot of weight, only to gain it all back (and more) several months later. What did they do wrong? (more…)