Hank Williams, Jr. was awesome in his hit record, Old Habits Like You Are Hard to Break. But is Hank right? If you’ve never heard him sing this song, you can hear it here.
Several years ago, Chester, myself and another gentleman by the name of Dan occasionally hit the night clubs, mainly just to look at the beautiful women. Every time the three of us went night clubbing, we listened to Hank sing this song. I can’t imagine Hank ever having a weight problem. But this song sure hits home for anyone wanting to lose weight.
Whether you know it or not, you have some old weight loss habits. If you haven’t been able to lose weight, they don’t work. It’s time now to adjust, modify these old habits and turn them into new weight loss habits.
Turning OLD Weight Loss Habits into NEW Habits
I’ve had very good success with weight loss. Losing weight has everything to do with habits.
What’s the first thing most people do when they’re hungry late at night? They get up, go the the refrigerator, and eat anything that’s in there. If they see half of a left-over pizza, they get rid of it fast. If they’re still hungry, they grab a few cookies or a few slices of bread. They don’t even think about what they’re doing. They just do it.
Do people really eat like this, late at night, because they’re hungry? I don’t think so. Most people do this because they just feel like eating. I’m not going to say they don’t care what they eat. I will say, they don’t think about what they eat. They feel the need to eat, so they just eat the first thing they see.
Do you see where I’m going with this? Eating in nothing but a habit.
I’m not suggesting that you stop doing this altogether. If you really have to eat late at night, that’s fine. But there are so many better ways you can do this.
Eat a pizza, cookies, bread or other fattening foods late at night, go straight to bed, and you can forget about losing weight. There’s no way you can digest this the proper way. It all goes to fat.
Consider an alternative. When you feel you have to eat late at night, all you want is something to put in your stomach, and satisfy the appetite you may or may not have. Would a glass of water not do this? If you drink a couple of glasses of water, you probably won’t be hungry any more.
If you still believe you’re hungry, consider another alternative. Grab an apple, orange, banana or other piece of fruit. Fruit tastes good, it’s low in calories and it doesn’t go to fat.
Do you realize what you’ve just done?
You’ve not eliminated old habits. You’ve just adjusted them and changed them into new habits. Your adjusted old habits, which are now your new habits are not going to make you gain weight like they once did.
This is the cornerstone of weight loss – replacing old habits with new habits. Then, your new habits will quickly become old habits.
Hank, you’re great, but I must disagree with you.