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my apologies for not being clear. The path refers to ones journey; road travelled; life route. 

Oh. That's a different metaphor, for advice on an unrelated topic. "path of least resistance" is about making choices and behaviors that are easy, rather than those which lead to the best longer-term outcomes (or are virtuous, if you're more deontologist than consequentialist). "life route" (I think) is just about noticing that they ARE choices, and observing/enjoying the ride, wherever it leads. Or maybe they're the same metaphor, and "the path" is the recommendation to avoid the easy path and take the virtuous one. I don't hang out with people who use the term enough to really understand the meaning without much more context.

I'm no dietician, but I do know that the pattern of intake makes a difference. If at a given time, you eat everyday, your body will become regulated. For example, if you eat at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm, your body becomes accustomed, in turn, burning the calories off faster because it's preparing itself for the next meal as expected. When patterns aren't in place, you body stores the calories in fear of not knowing when the next meal will occur. 


You don't have to leave your meals hungry if you control your portions and use food for fuel instead of

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Would you say the same of "the path" in emotions and relationships?

I am not sure what that is. It still takes effort to travel along a path. And there are many paths to choose from.

I understand your point. I asked a fellow commentator who shares your basis if "the path" could be applied rightfully to emotions and relationships. In life, we need and require changes, growth and challenges. Are there exemptions for this resistance that would align with taking the least resisted path?

I agree that it doesn't alway lead to the desired destination. Would you same of "the path" as it pertains to emotions and relationships? Are those things that should be challenging or flowing?

I don't know what "the path" means, sorry.

There is a theory of "the path of least resistance" that implies the one should go with the flow. With that in mind, how do you continue to nurture the growth resulting from challenges? Does the rationale of the path of least resistance conflict with the challenges of life that are required for change?

Does the rationale of the path of least resistance conflict with the challenges of life that are required for change? No: "Life provides enough problems without us making more." Yes: * If you're up to your neck in water, (maybe) it's time to stop walking, and start swimming. * If you don't have enough challenges you can make what you're doing more difficult - or go find something better (harder) to do. * Imagine you are at the beach. If you swim out far enough, you can surf back in. If you get caught in a rip tide/rip current, the current may be too strong to fight.* * Metaphorically, just because you're going in the direction of the current doesn't mean you have to just stay afloat** - you can swim. * - swim perpendicular to the beach, then go back in. ** This behavior also seems characteristic of something having gone wrong. (If this is the case, identifying and addressing the problem may be as important as trying to change tack - which is not a 1d move in the literal world.)
Yes. Therefore you should not do that. "Least resistance" and "going with the flow" are for those who want to remain asleep, to do nothing, to be nothing.

to see younger people disregard the elderly. I witnessed once a 20-something year old and an (older than) 80- year old in a situation. The elder was pulling out of a garage on a hill and his car rolled back and tapped the younger persons car. She was so irate without giving regard to the fact that she could have given him him a fateful fright.

Ever since then, it's stood out to me whenever it happens.

My relation to the article was in reference to implementation (of a habit) and to address the 0.1% in changes that advocate for a better outcome for a solution to change. I play tennis and I must also sharpen this skill with complementary solutions (ballet) to ensure I win my matches. Again, it's about the small solution changes that add to a whole.

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This answer says nothing about what you tried. "Create a habit" also mostly isn't a one-shot solution in the way the OP uses the term.

I would use the bathroom freely like a guy and go in the bushes or by a tree.