The weight loss journey is difficult. Once weight loss is achieved, maintaining the loss continues to rely on self-discipline and healthy behaviors. Even maintaining a healthy weight, especially as we age and life’s challenges are more and the responsibilities of adulthood grow, we must be consistently mindful of our stress, stress reactions, bad habits, and negative coping strategies. There is a significant amount of psychology related to weight loss and healthy lifestyle.
My hope for you is to begin to see that weight loss can be accomplished with enjoyment in the midst. When we change our habits, and pay positive attention to the process, we feel so much better on a daily basis, regardless of the number on the scale. Weight loss will be the most successful when you take your time, gain self-understanding, find the middle ground, allow leniency with your plan, and make true and consistent changes within yourself and in your daily life. Such changes simplify the process, allow for focus on other important elements of life, reduce the obsession with weight, and lead to lasting change over time naturally. I personally believe, until we change our psychology around weight loss, and our lifestyles in general, we will struggle to lose the weight – or struggle to keep it off long term.*
Please come back frequently for a variety of information, tips, inspiration, and motivation related to the psychology behind healthy living. I will also provide a glimpse into my life and how I stay successful. I hope my knowledge and experience can help you find a strategy that works! Follow FitPsychology to get regular blog updates straight to your inbox.
*Weight loss results are not guaranteed for everyone and will vary based on a variety of factors. See more detailed disclaimer here.