EP. #175: How to Reach Your Goals with Baby Steps
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How many times have you heard this saying?
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
That’s how I think about dieting. Even if you try different diets, you’re still restricting what foods you eat, not listening to your body, and trying to lose weight by doing something unsustainable.
Diets are designed to be temporary, so even if you lose some weight on one, you ultimately go off it. Because you haven’t changed your eating habits, you’ve got at least a 95% chance of gaining it back.
So many people have difficulty reaching their weight goals (and any other goal for that matter) because they’re caught in a pattern of doing the same thing or a not-so-different version of it, that doesn’t work, over and over again.
Maybe you snack after dinner while watching TV every night.
Maybe you eat at your desk at work and don’t really pay attention to how much you’re eating or whether you’re hungry.
Maybe you try to skip meals and then end up overeating.
These are all habits that move you away from your goal of being a healthier, more comfortable weight.
The thing is that every time you repeat a habit that moves you in the opposite direction from your goals, you’re reinforcing that pattern in your brain, and making it a little harder to break the habit.
But you can turn that around.
Stay tuned to learn a pretty simple technique to break those patterns and establish better habits that move you TOWARDS your weight and health goals.