Mindset Change – Key to Weight Loss Success. For too long now we have ignored the power of our brain in the weight loss equation. Our brain drives our behaviours, habits, feelings and emotions.
In order for Weight Loss Success to occur you must have a Mindset Change. When we are stressed, bored etc our brain seeks pleasure, comfort and familiarity. This makes us feel safe, comfortable. It’s the power of the Brain not the power of the Will that is the key to regaining a healthy weight and maintaining it easily. We are all too aware that diets don’t work due to the restrictive nature and the internal battle that therefore ensues.
Anyone can do a 12 week program and lose weight. But what happens when its finished.
Generally, the weight will creep back on and before you know it you are back where you started and maybe even a little heavier. Not great for your self esteem and confidence is it? But what if you retrained your brain, your mindset about food whilst you undertook a program to achieve a healthy weight?
There is no good or bad food. There is just food. You know what to eat to be healthy and maintain a comfortable weight. Yet when there is the slightest hint of stress we feel this uncontrollable urge to eat those sugary, sweet comfort foods. Then we feel comfort and pleasure which is short lived and of course, you have to feed the urge again to get your hit.
When we experience pleasure, our body gets a rush of dopamine, serotonin and endorphins, the pleasure hormones.
These hormones then attach to receptors in the brain reducing the effect of stress hormones. Consumption of sugar changes the brain which in turn leads to the cycle of needing/craving more. In order to get that same experience of pleasure. So you feel hopeless and helpless, addicted to food and it all gets just so overwhelming.
Awareness of how the Amygdala brain initiates your impulses and behaviours is imperative to being able to control these triggers. Learn how to manage these impulses and have permanent mindset changes that lead to permanent weight loss that is maintained. Remember Mindset Change is Key to Weight Loss Success.
And you can do it all without dieting while controlling portion sizes and eliminating emotional eating.
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