A common weight loss misconception is that a change in your diet is the sole key to a healthier life. While it is true that proper dieting is an important part to losing weight or maintaining a healthy life, this isn’t the only thing you should be focused on. A major part of living a healthier life is changing your mindset. Without having the right mindset, most of your health goals will be significantly harder to achieve.
But what is the difference between just dieting and changing your mindset? Dieting is only creating changes to what you eat. Mindset changes, however, are a change in how you view your situation and how you develop new and beneficial habits to achieve your goals. For example, when you’re only focused on dieting, you may only see the calories you are consuming. But with incorporating mindset, you may be better able to understand other factors in your eating behaviors, such as work out regime, relationships, and the time at which you’re eating. Incorporating a healthy mindset when trying to achieve your weight loss goals will allow you to better see the bigger picture of your health.
Additionally, people who tend to only focus on diet when looking to lose weight may not be successful long term. It can be easy to follow a diet until results begin to show, but what comes after? Following a strict diet for the rest of your life is an extremely difficult task. This is where the mindset comes in. If you understand the multiple factors of health in your life, you’ll be equipped to maintain a healthy lifestyle much longer. This may include continuing to monitor food intake even if it isn’t exactly what your diet previously called for, maintaining proper exercise, and still following through with healthy habits you have formed.
We hope that you take this post to heart, and seriously consider working on your mindset when tackling your next goal. It can make a world of a difference and maybe the major reason as to why you’re successful in your endeavors or not.
Renee, J. (2018, November 28). Diet Vs. Lifestyle Change. Retrieved from SFGate Healthy Eating : https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/diet-vs-lifestyle-change-11130.html