The Psychology Of Weight Loss: Part 1 – The Inside Out Mindset
If you want to change attitudes and habits toward exercise and eating for the long haul, you are going to have to dig deep into WHY you feel the way you do about them.
What does being fit really mean?
The inside-OUT approach to fitness differs from that of conventional wisdom. Most programs work on diet and exercise alone. They give suggestions on what foods to eat through recipes, calorie-counting books, and exercise tips. While this way may work in the short run, eventually your motivation and desire to get in better shape disappears. In order to change your attitude and these unwanted behaviors, there are three things to learn about yourself:
How and what motivates you?
What are the reasons behind your unwanted behaviors?
What kind of support system is good for you?
The inside-OUT approach is an on-going process. In theory, it is a simple common sense idea. In practice, it will take some hope, a little faith in yourself, and patience.
The goal is for you to develop a lifestyle that reflects this way of thinking.
You cannot sustain motivation to be active without pure motives.
You cannot change unwanted behaviors without knowing the reasons behind them.
You cannot stay focused without outside support.
You cannot eat smarter without a proper attitude toward food.
You cannot continue to be active without deep desires.
In a Nut Shell:
The “inside-OUT concept takes a look at your exercise and eating behaviors through a cognitive awareness approach. It deals with your motives, desires, and beliefs toward exercise and food. If you want to change attitudes and habits toward exercise and eating for the long haul, you are going to have to dig deep into WHY you feel the way you do about them. This will not be easy and it will take hard work.
I commend you for reading this; however, the reason you are is because you are not happy with who you are right now and how you feel. Twenty years ago I did not either. However, after changing from the inside OUT, I today feel better than anytime in my life. And thousands of others have changed to by applying this approach. You are not alone. Let me help!