4 Ways Your Mind Is Keeping You Fat

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Do you want to lose weight, but feel like you self-sabotage?

Maybe you do.

Maybe your mind gets the better of you, despite your good intentions.

Here are 4 ways your thinking may be sabotaging your weight-loss goal.

1. Your Motivation Is Fake

If your reasons for losing weight don’t excite and inspire you, then it’s no wonder they’re easily displaced by the sight of a piece of pie.

Weight loss is hard. You need to work out and eat wisely, at least part of the time. If deep down you only half-care, then your efforts will be half-hearted, and your results will be disappointing.

If reasons like I want to be healthier or My doctor/spouse/mother says I should aren’t cutting it for you, then find reasons that do.

Keep digging till you feel a thrill of excitement. That’s what will power you all the way to success.

If deep down you only half-care, then your efforts will be half-hearted, and your results will be disappointing.

52 Weight Loss Missions customers read more: Unlock Your True Weight-Loss Motivation.

 2. You Eat Mindlessly

How often have you got to the end of a meal, giant bucket of popcorn, or double-layered box of chocolates and wondered where the hell it went?

Mindless eating makes it easy to eat when we’re not hungry, and to overeat beyond satiety when we are.

To avoid feeling deprived and short-circuiting our motivation, we should allow ourselves treats, and enjoy them when we do.

The trouble with mindless eating is that we spend the calories, but we don’t get to enjoy the pleasure. It’s a giant rip-off.

To stop mindless eating, we need to focus on the cues that lead us to eat, so we can avoid eating when we’re not hungry.

And we need to manage our portion sizes so we don’t inadvertently overeat, just because it’s there.

That way, when we do choose to spend our calories on something yummy, we enjoy every bite.

The trouble with mindless eating is that we spend the calories, but we don’t get to enjoy the pleasure. It’s a giant rip-off.

52 Weight Loss Missions customers read more: Stop Overeating and Address Emotional Eating I and Address Emotional Eating II.

3. You’re In Denial

If your weight-loss results are elusive, you might need to audit your beliefs.

Think you can lose weight by exercising on the ocassional days you ‘can fit it in’? By choosing diet soda with your cheese-stuffed-crust pepperoni pizza?

Losing weight and keeping it off takes attention, education, energy, time, persistence, and a willingness to take action, among other things.

If you believe you can do it without making these commitments, you’re kidding yourself.

And staying fat.

Losing weight and keeping it off takes attention, education, energy, time, persistence, and a willingness to take action, among other things.

52 Weight Loss Missions customers read more: Take A Weight-Loss Reality-Check.

4. You Think, All-Or-Nothing

How many times have you given in to a binge, or skipped an exercise session, and let it send you off the rails?

You figure, Well, I’ve already eaten this donut, might as well eat those other eleven too. Or, I skipped the gym today, might as well write off the rest of the week. Dude, it’s Tuesday.

The thing is, no regular person has ever stuck perfectly to a diet or exercise program.

Yet many regular people succeed at losing weight. (I did.)

That means people lose weight without being perfect. (I’m not.)

So instead of letting lapses get the better of you, a better approach is to focus on doing well most of the time, and being prepared for occasional failures as part of the process.

Because losing weight doesn’t depend on avoiding lapses, which are inevitable. It depends on how you deal with them

No regular person has ever stuck perfectly to a diet or exercise program. Yet many regular people succeed at losing weight. That means people lose weight without being perfect.

52 Weight Loss Missions customers read more: Kick The Perfectionism Habit

Need To Tweak Your Mind?

Do any of these strike a chord for you?

Do you need to adjust your thinking?

What will you do differently?

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