The Psychology of Weight Loss: Part 5 – Perspectives toward food!

Written by Greg Ryan Fitness Expert

Any dietary plan onrepparttar market has some portion of it that works, butrepparttar 150835 basic principle of any good eating program, no matter how sugarcoated, centers around calories IN— calories OUT.

The eating “only one type of food diets” will not be effective, and such a restricted diet defeats you mentally. Most diets are just too unrealistic for a person’s lifestyle. Plus they don’t supply enough basic nutritional needs for people to stay with them. Balance isrepparttar 150836 key! Attitude isrepparttar 150837 key to keeping balance!! Here are what I callrepparttar 150838 5 P’s of eating andrepparttar 150839 attitude one must take to keep food in check!

Perspectives toward food

Ask yourself, “Why do I eat?” Most will say, “I eat because I have to.” Well, think about it. Do you? If you eat just because you have to, then your choices will be more for taste. If you ate withrepparttar 150840 attitude that food was fuel, then how would you eat? You may be more likely to make a quality choice. Your attitude toward food is very important!

Pattern of eating

Do you driverepparttar 150841 same way to work every day? Do you go torepparttar 150842 same grocery store? Do you hang out withrepparttar 150843 same people most ofrepparttar 150844 time? The same thing is true with your food.

Chances are you eat atrepparttar 150845 same time, gobble uprepparttar 150846 same food types and in most cases, you take in roughlyrepparttar 150847 same amount of food on a weekly basis? Your body gets used to eatingrepparttar 150848 same types and same amounts. As in exercise, it is really important to incorporate a variety of foods in our daily eating to keep it off guard, so to speak.

Pushing your buttons

Why do you think advertisements are so powerful? They spark something inside of you and immediately you find yourself on autopilot going torepparttar 150849 refrigerator orrepparttar 150850 next fast food joint to get something you don’t need. Recognize this so you can make better choices.

Portion Control

Being aware of how much you eat at one time is very important. Take spaghetti for example—fifteen years agorepparttar 150851 doctors came out and endorsed pasta as a healthy food. While this is true, physicians didn’t explain portion control. Even though pasta may be a good food type, an extra hundred or two calories a few times a week adds up. Learn to pushrepparttar 150852 plate away.

The Psychology of Weight Loss: Part 6 – It’s not about Numbers!

Written by Greg Ryan Fitness Expert


The health clubs are always racking their brains trying to figure out why they have such a hard time keeping members coming back. Most owners would argue that cash flow and profit margins arerepparttar most important reason to retain membership. Yes, but what drives customers to these health clubs?

These owners have lost touch with what matters most,repparttar 150834 customer! Giverepparttar 150835 customer more than they expect and they will continue to do business with you. Selling a product or service is about people more so than numbers on a spreadsheet.


I want you to think of this principle in your workout. You know it is very easy to get burdened down with allrepparttar 150836 details of an exercise and diet program. While guidelines are necessary, at times focusing too much onrepparttar 150837 numbers can and will set you up for failure.

You may start to think all this counting calories, reps, and keeping track of heart rates are too much to accomplish. Unexpectedly, you start to lose sight of your goals and it becomes more of a job than a hobby or stress release. You may even quit exercising. This can be an immediate sinkhole for you.

It would be unrealistic to think you are not going to have some tough days. It’s hard getting in shape. It takes determination and discipline. More importantly, it takes looking over those down days torepparttar 150838 end goal. Do not get too worked up about hitting allrepparttar 150839 numbers onrepparttar 150840 charts allrepparttar 150841 time.

The bigger challenge lies inrepparttar 150842 follow through. In order to follow through, you have to have a certain amount of PERSONAL FITNESS ACCOUNTABLITY!

IT’S BEING SOLD OUT! The only way you will follow through on an exercise program is to be sold out. The military calls them “lifers.” These are people who are committed to something forrepparttar 150843 long haul. Are you a lifer? Could you be a lifer?

A lifer has a sold out mindset. He or she realizes that there will be potholes to go through; there may even be a sinkhole up ahead, but they get through it or they go aroundrepparttar 150844 situation. It may take support from others, but it gets done. You may not be a lifer today, but you could be if you don’t make changes now! Why do you think New Year’s Resolutions don’t work? Waiting to start a good exercise program begsrepparttar 150845 question, “Are you serious enough about it to begin now instead of putting it off till a certain time?” Now isrepparttar 150846 time to start. BEING SOLD OUT IS AN ATTITUDE OF THE HEART! IT’S THE BIG PICTURE Each of you is different. You will put into exercise a certain amount of effort and everyone will get something different from it. You cannot just package good intentions and say, “If you do this or if you buy that, you will receive this in return.” It just doesn’t work that way.

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