7 Psychological Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight
Finding it difficult to lose those extra kilos?
No matter what you try, they just won’t go. You’re losing hope and you don’t know what to do.
That mentality might be exactly why you’re not losing weight.
You’re concentrating on the physical aspect of it, but you’re not considering your attitude and behavior. Losing weight is more about your mentality rather than just a physical challenge.
Here are 7 psychological barriers that might be stopping you from losing weight:
#1. Your desire is not strong enough
Why do you want to lose weight? Dig deep and figure out what it would truly mean to you if you lost weight. Would it mean not feeling self-conscious every time you go to the beach? Maybe you’ll feel comfortable thinking about the future, instead of feeling worried about your health.
Find out what it really means to you.
#2. You’re a slave to procrastination
It’s easy to say “I’ll do it next week” or “after the holidays”.
But if you keep delaying it, nothing will happen. Before you can see results, you need to develop your discipline and self-control.
#3. You have low self-esteem
Do you believe you can do it?
If you lack confidence and have convinced yourself that nothing will change…
But this is just an illusion. Something your mind has created as a safety measure to protect itself from the feeling of disappointment.
You. Can. Do it!
#4. You surrender to genetics
Just because your mum or uncle is overweight, doesn’t automatically mean you should be.
Although genes do play a role in your overall body…
How you take care of your own body is the number 1 factor.
#5. You convince yourself it’s okay to be overweight
This again is an illusion your mind has created as an excuse to take the easy way out. Don’t fall into this trap. If you don’t feel good about your weight, you should do something about it.
#6. You have a high level of stress and anxiety
Being in stressful situations limit your conscious control over the choices you make.
Do you find yourself grabbing a tub of ice cream when you’re stressed? Or reaching for your favourite comfort food?
If you are feeling stressed or depressed, chances are you won’t be able to stick to whatever diet or workout routine you committed to.
#7. You don’t want to change your habits
We are creatures of habit. Once we’ve established our own set of routines, we resist any changes or introduction of new ones.
If you’re not open to change, how do you expect to change your body?