Serious but avoidable automobile accidents happen when a driver goes off the road a little and overcorrects.
The brake-slamming and swift jerk to get back onto the road, combined with the different surfaces of the shoulder and the pavement causes many drivers to lose control. The car may fly all the way across the right side of the road and directly into the path of an oncoming car on the opposite side of the road.
Drivers are taught how to ease back on the road to avoid an accident.
If they remember the steps to easing back onto the road they can continue on their way and safely reach their destination.
A summer “off” from weight management behaviors is very much the same as inattentiveness causing one to drive off the road.
It’s not surprising that over-correcting with weight loss actions has the same unwanted results – a big crash that could be fatal to further weight management efforts, or at least severely damaging.
If you have been inattentive to your weight management behaviors and want to get back on the road to goal, remember it’s best to ease back.
Take it slowly and one step at a time. You will give yourself a chance to gain control, feel positive, and then you’ll be ready to “pick up speed” with additional behaviors.
If today is the first day of gaining control, do just this one simple thing. Write down everything that you eat. Yes! That’s it; just write it down.
Don’t worry about cutting back or changing your typical food choices. Think of “just tracking what you’re eating” as “taking your foot off the gas pedal.”