People who have never been overweight and have not had significant issues with their weight eat, think, and behave differently from chronic dieters. If you're a chronic dieter, do you have a tendency to:
These characteristics are generally not shared by "normal" eaters and they can make it difficult to lose weight-or to keep it off. You may be able to curb these tendencies for a period of time, especially if you're highly motivated. But chances are you will revert to these behaviors at some point and regain weight-unless you learn a different way of thinking and eating that allows you to make permanent changes in your behavior.