Diet Rage - noun: The frustration that builds on the road to weight loss.
Do you have Diet Rage? I know I certainly have in the past and it's no fun. The smart folks over at SparkPeople have compared Diet Rage to Road Rage and it turns out that there is much to be learned from traffic jams when it comes to dieting.
Here are a few highlights:
- Pay less attention to how much further you have to travel. Stop asking yourself "are we there yet?" You’ll get there when you get there. Instead, look at the scenery, think about life, carry on a conversation, sing along with the radio, or simply be thankful for how far you’ve come.
- The journey is always more fun with a passenger. Have you asked anyone along for the ride?
- There will always be periods of stopping and starting. It’s something that you should just anticipate and allow for. No use getting upset or stressed about not making progress. It’s a normal part of the journey.
- Shortcuts never work.
- Driving too fast is dangerous. That’s why they call it "crash" dieting. Slow down, take what life gives you, and make sure you arrive at your destination in good health.
Pretty interesting, huh? I would like to add that drinking and driving don't mix, and in most cases neither do drinking and dieting.