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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