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Weight loss: It's not just about food and exercise

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The psychology involved with the process of weight loss can be a more daunting task for someone who is obese versus someone who has a small amount of weight to lose. Regardless, there is a psychological event taking place that can hold many people back from achieving their goals. You may have heard the old cliche, 'Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you'll be right either way'. The human brain works in mysterious ways but one fact is true - what you focus on the most is generally what you'll see happen in your life. A person's ability to retrain the mind to a point of recognizing when you're really hungry versus eating for pleasure is a significant breakthrough for just about everyone. The ability to be in control of your brain versus it controlling you is known as mental toughness.

World renowned speaker, author, and trainer, Steve Siebold, defines mental toughness as one's ability to control emotions before, during, and after a performance. The word performance should be replaced with any emotional based life event such as home life, work, and everything else that touches your schedule on a week to week basis.

As you can see, weight loss is more than just exercising and eating the right foods. Sure you can lose weight watching the foods going in your mouth and getting sufficient exercise but can you keep it off? The fact is that most people can't lose and maintain their weight unless they change their mind. In Siebold's newest book titled 'Fat Loser', you begin to see the action steps necessary to change your mindset from one of a fat, unhealthy person to a fit, healthy person.

For example, how many times do you eat for pleasure versus eating for health. Record the number of instances of each as you eat throughout a given week. You'll be amazed at what you're consuming and why. If you find yourself eating more because it makes you feel good or it's situational, then this is the start to identifying emotional eating patterns and other habits that work against your weight loss goals.

As a free offering to my followers, you're welcome to download a free copy of the Fat Loser eBook by clicking on the following link: Free Fat Loser eBook

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