The psychology of diet preparation
We are determined to lose weight due to a number of reasons: not how we see ourselves, our clothes do not match, our health is in danger, our partner is wandering, our job is at risk, or our children are embarrassed. We tend to think of weight loss as something that affects our body, surely no one has decided to lose weight because of a brain mind-fat or bloated.
However, "decided" is a function mental. When and why are we such a decision depends on our mind, not our body. We decide when we're five pounds heavier than we wanted, or after passing the mark of two hundred pounds and obesity medical input truth. The actual size of the body does not turn the decision to lose weight, as an option in the brain.
From the beginning (and continuing) of a diet program is a mental process, it seems worthwhile to explore the factors that could cause such a decision.
Each of us has a double image: the face we turn to the world and our internal idea of how they appear. Although the dress and us in an effort to be seen as attractive by others, we are much less influenced by others than by our satisfaction or dissatisfaction with ourselves.
Explore this concept by observing you and others during the week. You will notice that often receives praise for the clothes you wear for you do not feel "quite good. "Using a favorite outfit that fits perfectly, you think the air circulation and feels especially fire – and nobody notices! The same phenomenon occurs with a haircut. One morning, rushed for time, you can not get your hair to do something to pull back in anger, with videos and hope that nobody sees you looking a large, so terrible. Voila! Three people commented that they like what you did with your hair.
It's the same disconnect when it comes to our weight. Be well the eyes of our mind, we do not fat, even if friends and coworkers whispering by the constant weight. However, if we consider an overweight, no amount of comfort to those around us will make us feel less fat. Push the end, this mental image of our body size can lead to eating disorder anorexia nervosa in which individuals are dangerously thin terribly restricting their calories because they are always seen as too heavy.
We decided to go on a diet, therefore, response to our internal self-image. Some of the benefits they expect will be slim and fit take into account other: I will be more attractive for sex opposite, I've noticed at work when it's time for a promotion, my family and friends will be jealous and reassess it I like a stronger person than I had thought. But the real reward for the format is what you do for us personally. It is the desire to feel good about ourselves that leads us through the pain and monotony of diet and exercise. It is the vision of ourselves in our spirit that leads us towards our goal. The loss of vision or the conclusion that I feel much better ourselves, are the reasons for surrender and fall into the relative comfort of the solution a little "ok".
2. Body against the spirit of domination.
All salary of an internal battle going on between our body and mind. Each one is dominant at different stages of development. As children, we are a little more a collection of sensations. We explore the exciting new world around us through every aspect to it, everything we put in our mouths tasting, observing movements all around us, and hear all the sounds we hear until we learn to imitate.
As we begin our first years of school, began to focus on our minds. We voraciously devour huge amounts of information. We learn to read and our world is expanding its borders by a hundred thousand. Learn use the Internet and a boundless universe is within our reach.
Then we went into puberty and, in the light, our appearance becomes the dominant factor our daily lives. Navigate the perils and pleasures of adolescence, where the popularity and being cool, is more essential than simply learning or mental development. We therefore time in our bodies. Try new clothes, new hairstyles and makeup again. We have piercings and suffer the pain of a tattoo, because it will highlight. We primp and groom, and compels us in the style of our colleagues have argued that "in"
As we mature, we seek a balance between our physical self and mental health. Although our body persist in the environment to attract a mate – we must exercise our minds to advance our careers and develop deep relationships go beyond mere attraction physics.
It is when we sit down and begin to build the good life that we want our efforts and energy to turn things outside of us: children, parents, friends, family and work activities. We have so many things happening around them both for us and we lose touch with our bodies and our minds. We slipped on our own comfort zone where both of our needs are met through the diet. Relieves anxiety, relieves common frustrations and makes periodic crises blues bearable. It is our oil social interactions. It becomes an essential element in the way of showing our affection to our loved ones. We continue to see ourselves as we have always been ignored and love handles and the fat pockets that bind the parts of our body, resolutely ignored. Our bodies and our internal image of our body, the more discordant.
3. Our sense of self-efficacy.
Self-efficacy is a term used in psychology to describe an individual's belief that any action taken will affect the result. It is not the confidence or belief that one is responsible for something, but can also have both. It reflects our inner confidence which is what we practice the results we want.
If I have that belief, I'm afraid you do not put the desired goal. Bordering the feeling of helplessness that leads to thoughts defeatists:
"No matter how carefully the diet, lose weight …" "I could work all day, but I'll never get rid of thunder thighs. . . "I try to eat healthier foods, but my hips have not finished spreading …" No matter what treatment techniques, nothing is going to keep wrinkles. . .
If I have a strong sense of self-efficacy, my belief system and ways of thinking is defined as:
"All you have to do is getting motivated and I can whip my body in a small way for many weeks. . . "I just choose a date to start my diet and am on my way. . . "I forgot for a while, but much work to bring me back…
Whether or not to start a diet, decide to get fit, or start taking better care of ourselves is ultimately a personal decision that may or may not be what we expected. The difference with the expectation of success and is always easy to embark on a journey that we hope will succeed as we slide toward a goal failure is the most likely outcome.
How can we combine these concepts to work for us in our desire to lose weight, fit, attractive?
We begin by examining our own image and how others see us. Only others ask "Are you I became too heavy? only works if you have a brutally honest friend or if you have someone who hates you. Most of us culturally trained to avoid hurting the feelings of others for the answers to this question are more likely to be polite than true.
It focus on details can produce better comments. Tell everyone that you are in a study for a class you take. Distribute a one-page written questionnaire requires that each friend or colleague from the list three adjectives to describe different aspects of their physical appearance. Fill a piece of yourself. Ensure that responses are anonymous, requesting that no names will be used and that someone else filled the leaf collection.
Once you have the answers back in comparison with their own answers and see descriptions differ. You may find yourself becoming a little defensive: "My hips are not so great … My clothes do not make myself too thin. "This is not an exercise to make you feel bad about yourself, or unexpected praise You Free reviews it received. It is an organized effort to help determine where your image self-image and move-in-the-world away. These points of difference are a starting point so that the two images overlap.
Once the areas where work is needed have been identified, it is time to call the immeasurable power of our mind wonderful start taxing structure and organization that we will need to make the desired changes. Our minds can take us where we want to go, if supported by the belief in our ability to reach a successful conclusion. It's time to fire all expectations of failure. There may be many attempts failed regime and fitness in the past. Leave in the past. We are not condemned to follow somewhat unproductive behavior forever. We have this jewel of evolution, the human mind is capable of anything. If we set our mind to a task that took place, if our doubts and our fears are not in your way.
We build our positive expectations by exploring our memories of stacking a long list of past successes. There may be important benchmarks, such as for a promotion we wanted, orchestrating a fantastic event, job or ourselves in a relationship intensely satisfying. However, small personal victories are the most important, but usually are quickly forgotten or discounted as unimportant.
Study hard and get a good grade in a class difficult to clearly demonstrate their ability to get the results you want. Go to number: the day you smiled at someone a room full of smoke and ended with a brief but beautiful romance, the report put in the time that no one does, the night that I love you a ride on ice skates. Next: Making the film rig flying a basket, make your own prom dress, dying your hair a wonderful color in your own bathroom, catch a ball, find a new software on your computer, recording his first CD. The list can be endless and, as to keep the bits in the memory of the past that has long buried under more important things.
Keep this list nearby and visit regularly. It is your personal pep task self-efficacy.
Now you know where works and are developing a belief in the effectiveness of their own efforts. Now you must identify the internal rewards that successful weight loss will bring. Feeling good himself, enjoying walking on a ladder, and are easily compressed his clothing was not easy. Unconsciously, walk to the pool in a suit of memory is a strengthening dream. Make a sales presentation with confidence you looking your best is an appetizer of the image before going to sleep. Seeing someone you love to look with admiration, or visit your competition jealous colleague, "says her determination and maintain through the discomfort of the regime and the requirements of boring exercise routines.
You know where you go, you know what it takes, and you know you will succeed. Your mind is quite ready, just waiting for the day of its decision. You that the decision whenever you choose, since they are now in control.
About the Author
Dr. Bola is a psychologist and an admitted diet fanatic, specializing in therapeutic reframing and the
effects of attitudes and motivation on individual goals.
Visit her at: http://www.DietWithAnAttitude.com/index2.html