5 Psychological Blocks To Weight Loss And How To Overcome Them | Foodblog9ja

You may be finding it difficult reaching your weight loss goals of which one of the mental barriers listed below could be the cause. Also, take the

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You may be finding it difficult reaching your weight loss goals of which one of the mental barriers listed below could be the cause. Also, take the time to crosscheck your weight loss goals and see if they are necessary for you and if also, they are healthy and practical.

If after crosschecking, you can decide if weight loss is necessary for you, then use your strength and practice self-love to get there. Figure why there are roadblocks or “wall” to your goals and then take helpful steps to reach and maintain a healthy weight.

ALL-OR-NOTHING THINKING

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If you either follow your food plan very strictly or fall of the wagon completely, then you are experiencing a block called “All-or-nothing thinking”.

Practice mindful eating if returning to a healthy eating pattern after enjoying a small indulgence is difficult for you.

NEGATIVE BODY IMAGE

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If you’re not happy with how you look and determine your worth based your shape, you might pick the wrong and unsustainable way to lose weight. Scrutinize the messages you make available to yourself – making sure you practice positive self-talk over this block.

STRESS

Eating feels good, and in times of stress, sometimes your favorite food can be comforting. While this occasional strategy is not uncommon in general but can be a big block if you are trying to lose weight or if eating is your only way to cope with stress. Find another way to cope up with stress. Try keeping a journal, meditation or yoga.

DEPRESSION

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Symptoms related to depression like sleeplessness or fatigue can make weight loss way more difficult, with some commonly prescribed antidepressants which are capable of causing you to gain weight as well.

Seek help if you are experiencing such symptoms. If your circumstances prevent you from a specialist, consider using one of the newly developed apps.

YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE

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You might be just uncomfortable with the change. Change in your routine, food, friendships and your body. Most psychological blocks to weight loss revolve around resistance to being uncomfortable. Therefore, it’s essential to find a common ground with discomfort. Take small steps. It can also help you to avoid making too many changes at once and will give you time to adjust.

TIPS TO OVERCOME BARRIERS

·         Keep a journal

·         Make small changes

·         Practice positive

·         Learn relaxation

·         Prioritize sleep

·         Seek help

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