Weight Loss Mindset
Weight Loss Mindset
Psychology of Weight Loss & the Trouble With Dieting

Psychology of Weight Loss & the Trouble With Dieting

You must understand the psychological rules of your mind and how that makes dieting almost impossible. 

Sure, pure will power can help you achieve weight loss success. 

But can you really trust that during those stressful moments?

Losing weight isn't just about changing how much you eat or what you eat. If only it was that simple. To lose weight you have to change the way you think regarding food.

I'm guessing you'd love to change your health and take off your weight without putting it all back on a short time later, right?

It's too bad that we humans are totally motivated the most by our emotions. That means stress, anxiety, depression, and other feelings really determine our food choices. Rationality just goes out the window and we make excuses for why we must eat a certain way. Like a tub of ice cream after a break-up.

See, it's not rational. After all that break-up ice cream you'll stack on weight instead of moving on and finding another.

The Mind Is A Master At Making Excuses

Your brain is not always governed by reason. That's why it's important to create a habit of stopping before you eat something and asking yourself questions like "Is what I'm about to eat a healthy choice for me? Will it help me reach my ideal weight? etc."

The World is Loaded With Triggers Enticing Us To Eat

When you feel hungry, your body releases hormones. These hormones make you notice food a lot more than usual. Let's thank evolution for this response that keeps us alive. In those past times, it was very important. But, today the world has an amazing abundance of food choices. You can't ignore them.

Depriving Yourself Makes Food More Tempting

As soon as you decide certain foods (like carbs) are off-limits, your mind becomes automatically fixed on them. You'll crave them like a maniac. Far more than if you just enjoyed them in moderation.

Why Do We Think It's Just All or Nothing? 

When we make these strict, rigid rules they're challenging to follow all the time. We make a simple mistake or wander off plan for a moment, then we're ready to throw in the towel instead rather of just getting back on track with the plan.

Getting to understand how your mind works and the psychological rules that control your thinking are extremely helpful in overcoming these hidden forces. It'll ensure your success in changing your eating habits.

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Weight Loss Mindset
Weight Loss Mindset
Weight loss is 99% psychology. Without changing your mindset in the right way, your results won't be sustainable and you could even put on more weight. If you're like me, you've tried many programs to help lose weight and failed miserably. It doesn't mean the program is bad, it just means you must get your mind right first before they'll be effective. Subscribe to the Weight Loss Mindset podcast and discover new ways to lose weight and keep it off!