Did you ever wonder why after putting in so much effort in following a diet, you still struggle to achieve your goals? Yes, you lose weight but after some time you find yourself back to square one with the same old body hatred. You beat yourself up and promise to be more diligent and disciplined on your next round of dieting.
Have you ever asked yourself, “Is dieting really the answer? Why do I keep gaining the lost weight and then some?”
Weight Loss Mindset Defined
Weight loss is a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat, or adipose tissue or lean mass.
Weight loss can happen unintentionally due to malnutrition or from an underlying disease. It is most often done to improve an overweight or obese state. This is what most women think of when we talk about the idea of weight loss.
Our Society’s Psychology of Weight Loss
Today’s society has become obsessed with the idea of losing weight. You’ll surely notice a trend as you read the headlines on newspaper or magazines, check social media, watching TV, and even when you go to your doctor. There’s the association that overweight people are lazy, lack discipline, and willpower. Weight loss, on the other hand, is associated with success, hard work, beauty, and power.
This current psychology of weight loss is one of the main reasons why people, even those women who are of “normal” weight, feel the pressure to lose weight. They justify their obsession with weight loss as something that will make them happy, strong and confident. I used to have the same weight loss mindset, too, but I was wrong. It took me 25 years of dieting to realize it wasn’t the solution which is why I created programs to help you ditch the diet mindset to take back control of your power over food and your body.