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3 Hacks to Rewire Your Brain into Weight Loss Success

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How many times have you tried to release weight? How many times have you told yourself that this time it’s really going to work?

And how many times have you found yourself back where you started, or even weighing more?

young woman gain weight fail brain weight lossHowever, many times it's been, you’re not alone. Most people who try to lose weight fail.

They blame the meal plan, or stress, or not having enough time to go to the gym. In reality, the problem could be all of those and none of them at the same time.

If you want to lose weight, you need to stop focusing on the food or the workout, and instead put your emphasis on changing your brain.

Studies have shown that one of the biggest obstacles to losing weight is tied to willpower.

You may think you have a lot of willpower, but scientists say that our brain has only a finite amount of energy to spend on it within a given period of time.

No matter how much you want to devote it to your weight loss goal, it also gets tapped by other stressors in your life – work, family, the world around you. That means you need to find a better way.

So, what’s the better way?

Take away the need to make a choice. Willpower is a matter of choosing the right thing in the moment, and that’s where we get into trouble.

Giving yourself too many choices when you are tired or stressed and you’re going to pick what is fastest, easiest, and gives you the most comfort.

The same part of your brain that tells you to tie your shoelaces can be trained to value healthy eating. How do you do that?

3 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Help You Lose Weight

1. Plan Your Meals Ahead of Time

 businesswoman write meal plan notebook brain weight loss hackThe less you give yourself a choice – or a reason to make a choice – the more successful you will be. Write down your meals for the week on Sunday and do the food shopping for it to make sure you have everything on hand.

Make your breakfast the night before and pack your lunches for the week. The more systematic you make your meals, the easier it will be to stick to your plan. And the easier and less stressed your life will be too.

2. Make Eating Healthy Food the Focus of your Goals

As great and important as exercise is, it can hurt your ability to succeed if you give it too much emphasis.

How many times have you worked out and then told yourself you could eat something unhealthy after? Exercise will not compensate for bad food habits.  It can also take time away from meal prep.

Focus on exercise as a means of self-care and stress relief rather than as a way to lose weight. You can even use getting a glowing complexion or a sharper mind as a good motivator to workout.

3. Give Yourself Some Love

middle aged woman in bed drinking juice reading magazine brain weight lossMeditation and things that make you feel good, or good about yourself, are important to your self-esteem and can go a long way towards retraining your brain. I recommend something as simple as creating a morning ritual for yourself. Your sanity is worth a few extra minutes in the morning, isn't it?

Yours in health and happiness,

Danette

P.S. I encourage you to share this helpful info with your friends and I always love to read your comments below. Have you found little hacks that help you stay on track?

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