Getting to grips with our thoughts, beliefs and unconscious habits is key to losing weight. Our actions of overeating are often driven by the thoughts, emotions and habits that we have done so many times they’ve become engrained and unconscious to us.
The remedy for this? Making a plan with the part of your brain responsible for decisions and internal goals: the prefrontal cortex. Rather than being led by the primitive brain which can have us seeking pleasure, avoiding pain and conserving energy (therefore overeating!), we can decide in advance what we want to do that will help us create success, and track what we actually did.
The more awareness we have around these thoughts, habits and actions the more we can understand why we overeat and how we can change this permanently.
In this episode we discuss:
- The problem with lack of awareness: unconscious habits, thoughts and emotional overeating
- The power of planning and the primitive brain vs the prefrontal cortex
- The benefits of tracking (you’ll be twice as successful according to one study!)
- How to plan and track every day to bring more awareness
What do you think?
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