We’ve noticed that most of our players have a common statement that they always make when it comes to weight loss – “I don’t think I will lose weight no matter how hard I try because I don’t have the willpower”. Well, if you’re aware that you lack the willpower, all you need to do is set your mind on it and work towards building more willpower. It’s much easier than you think!
Barriers To Weight Loss
Weight loss is a decision you make in your mind first. You can lose weight if you decide you want to. The biggest barrier you face is actually being self-disciplined and having the willpower to follow through the habits set by your coach. Compliance and determination are needed to follow through but instead, we tend to fall into this vicious cycle that begins with eating a poor diet full of carbs, fats, and processed foods. This, in turn, makes one lethargic and tired all the time. You don`t feel like exercising. What follows next? It’s a huge loss of willpower and you end up feeling extremely miserable and hopeless. But, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Only You Can Make The Change!
Certainly, there is a ray of hope for all. You can make the change. If you truly want to lose weight, you first have to build the power to make it happen! Willpower is a like a skill – it has to be mastered and nurtured through practice. For example, if your most favorite sweet is passed on to you and you say no for the first time, it is much easier to say no the second time too. But, the question arises – How do you say NO?
Whether it is a good habit or a bad one, the brain has the capability to ‘format’ the data and ‘add’ a new habit. When you repeat a behavior a number of times, it becomes a part of you. So if you give into the craving of eating a sweet for the first time, it develops a weak pathway for the brain, where a chain of neurons works to translate your thoughts into actions with the same action time and again. It then becomes a strong pathway and thus, a habit is formed. Instead of dwelling on or focusing on bad habits, make the change and shift your attention to the ones which are good for you.
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