OK, so you’ve set a goal to lose a specific amount of weight. You keep dreaming about your scale hitting that goal number.
Two recent research studies each say that you shouldn’t focus too much on your goal of losing weight.
Instead, you should stay focused on your day-to-day process.
As a recovered over-eater (aka: emotional eater) and founder of my bestselling video course “Stop Emotional Eating” , I’m passionate about reading studies on weight loss success. When I first heard about these research studies I was shocked. But then I thought about it, and it made perfect sense.
A 2013 study in Applied Psychology measured the weight loss of 126 dieting women.
The first group of dieters focused solely on the desired outcome of losing a specific amount of weight. They wound up losing less weight.
The second group of dieters simply focused on what they could control: improving their daily eating habits. They lost more weight.
The University of Chicago monitored over 100 students at a gym. Prior to their workouts, one group was asked what their goals were for working out. The other group was asked to describe their process of exercising.
Students from the goal-oriented group said they planned to run farther than the process-oriented group. But in the end they wound up exercising ten minutes less than the process-oriented group.
When you’re focused on the process of exercise, then you wind up doing a better job at the process of exercise – because that’s your top priority.
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