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8 Mental Barriers That Are Keeping You From Losing Weight

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Are you finding it difficult to lose weight? Here are 8 psychological barriers that may be keeping you from reaching your weight loss goals.


Deciding to lose weight is an important first step in your personal weight loss journey. Whether you’re doing it for a special event, or to improve your health, you must always make sure that you approach weight loss in a safe and healthy way.

Some of the most common unsafe methods of weight loss you MUST avoid include:

  • Skipping meals. Not giving your body the nutrients it needs can be dangerous to your health and well-being.

  • Fad diets. While fad diets can help you lose weight quickly, it is more difficult to keep that weight off and sustain a healthy relationship with food after the program is over.

  • Weight loss pills. There is no quick fix to losing weight and weight loss pills that promise to help you shed pounds can be dangerous and detrimental to your health.

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8 Psychological Barriers That Are Holding You Back From Weight Loss

Are you constantly struggling with weight loss? The problem might not be with your metabolism or exercise routine - you may be facing some psychological barriers that are making it hard for you to lose weight.

Here are 8 of the most common psychological barriers and how to overcome them:

  1. You have an all or nothing mentality. When you are trying to lose weight, you must accept normal setbacks such as skipping a workout or overeating are normal, and you shouldn't let this deter your weight goals. If you binge over the weekend or don’t make it to a workout, don’t fret! Just jump right back into it the next day.

  2. Not reaching a weight goal. There is nothing wrong with setting big goals, but when it comes to weight loss, it’s important to set realistic and attainable goals, otherwise, you might become overwhelmed and give up. Aiming to lose a huge amount of weight in a short time will lead to frustration and weight regain, so aim to lose approximately 1-2 pounds a week.

  3. You have a poor body image. Did you know that individuals who have a poor body image are more likely to give up on their weight loss than those with a positive body image? Changing the way you look at your body is difficult, but important work for your mental and overall health.

  4. You’re an emotional eater. An emotional eater is someone who eats when they are happy, sad or stressed. This type of impulsive behaviour can cause weight gain, so if you are an emotional eater, it’s best to seek out the help of a nutrition coach.

  5. Poor dietary restraint. You cannot eat whatever you want and still lose weight, even if you are working out regularly. You must avoid foods that make you binge or overeat as this can just trigger weight gain.

  6. You’re a self punisher. Do you over-exercise every time you binge eat? Do you starve yourself if you can’t fit into your jeans anymore? Using such extreme tactics are not only harmful to your mental health, but they ultimately lead to binging and weight gain.

  7. You panic. Do you panic every time you gain a pound or don’t make it to the gym? This can be damaging to your motivation and lead to a return to your old eating habits. If you backslide or notice you’re gaining weight, working with a personal trainer can help you identify the problem and build a plan to maintain long-term weight loss.

  8. You compare yourself to others. In most cases, comparing yourself to others can be disastrous and lead to feelings of failure and low self-worth. Instead, focus on your goals and stick to your own plan. Instead of looking for comparisons, appreciate things about others and look at them as a model for your own behaviour.

 

We Can Help You Overcome Your Weight Loss Challenges

If you have been struggling with weight loss, whatever the reasons, the team of personal trainers and nutrition coaches at Jensen Fitness can help you find a program that works perfectly for your lifestyle, ensuring long-term and sustainable weight loss. To find out more, visit our Calgary gym at 133 10555-48 ST SE.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 403-200-0199 or fill in our online contact form.

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Shayne Jensen

Shayne has been entrenched in Health and Fitness for the better part of life. In his youth, Shayne played Soccer and Tennis. He also played multiple seasons of Hockey, Football, Baseball and competitive Squash. Being raised so close to the Rocky Mountains he developed a passion for Hiking, Mountain Biking and Snowboarding. A fierce competitor to all sports, at the young age of thirteen, Shayne found a new calling, he moved his athleticism from the courts to the gym.


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