For so many people, losing weight means fighting against themselves: against their shape, against their weaker self, against their own body.
After all, it seems to be common sense that everything is just a question of discipline, following the principle of “no pain, no gain”. When thinking this way, we forget that our bodies are not machines. All the stress we put on ourselves causes our bodies to stop functioning properly.
The solution? The right mindset!
In this article, you’ll learn why your mindset plays such an important role in losing weight. And also how intermittent fasting can help you develop a more positive attitude.
How your mind affects your weight loss success
Have you ever failed with your weight loss goals? Did you have to deal with stupid comments about your weight? That’s exactly what affects your mindset in a negative way. Sure, you want to do everything right, finally make it. So you put yourself under extreme pressure.
This stress is the biggest success killer when it comes to losing weight.
Studies show that too much stress can stop fat burning. This is mainly due to the stress hormones that are released, e.g. cortisol blocks your fat metabolism.
But you can change what is happening in your mind! You can influence and alter it – if you wish!
Switch your mindset now
This may take some practice, but it is so valuable to remembering these things:
1. Invite your body.
2. Stop fighting against it.
3. Learn to listen to your body’s needs. Be patient.
4. Accept its limits, don’t push too hard if you don’t feel like it.
You will see: Once you stop thinking of your body as the enemy, everything changes! When you work WITH it instead of against it, many things will become easier immediately.
How intermittent fasting helps you develop a more positive attitude
Intermittent fasting can help you build a more positive mindset. Intermittent fasting improves your relationship with food (and with yourself).
- You learn to listen to your needs again.
- You take yourself out of the stream of constant consumption, become more aware and independent.
- You give your body the time and rest to recover and regenerate while fasting.
Losing weight does not have to be a fight
The right mindset, the right attitude is the key to your success. Do you think this is all much easier said than done? It is! Still, it’s so worth it.
Remember one thing: Changing your mindset takes time. Don’t be desperate if you sometimes fall back into old patterns. Stay positive and just keep going – also with intermittent fasting! You will recognize that it will happen less often after some time. Every step brings you closer to your goal! You can do it!
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