We are always excited about our weight loss goals when we set them. You realize that no matter how long your journey may be, you have made a better life choice. And you know that if you can stick with it, you will come out the other side as a healthier, fitter you. But, for many of us, these same goals quickly become a burden. If you are one of those people who gives up on your goals almost as quickly as you set them, a new study has some good news for you!
The study, published in the journal Self & Identity, found that just telling yourself you are a healthy eater will make you a healthier eater. In this case, lying to yourself can be a good thing!
In this study, the researchers gave 124 women information on food portion sizes and requested that they keep a food diary for six weeks. The women were then divided into three groups: group 1 was given standard educational information on nutrition, group 2 was given no information and group 3 was asked to write statements that tied good nutrition to their identity like, “I am a healthy eater” and “I am a fruit eater.”
The researchers found that those who made the statements, group 3, ate more healthy foods than the other groups one month into the study. These same women also maintained their healthy eating habits for the duration of the study whereas groups 1 and 2 tended to give up before the end. Additionally, group 3, the group making the statements, also ate an extra portion of healthy food a day compared to the other two groups.
We have all heard that our Minds are Power, but this study clearly illustrates the power of the mind and that the language you use matters. This is a painless effort to a greater goal and can expand beyond weight loss. Keep a journal and write self proclaiming statements daily and read them to yourself. This cost you $0 and little time but could make a dramatic difference in your life. Pair this mindset with our Total Life Changes weight loss supplements and you are a sure to make strides!
Do you think telling yourself you are a healthy eater can make you a healthy eater?
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Khyrunnessa Rabbani -Interested in health and fitness, lacking the bod and six pack to match. Perfectly imperfect! Love your body the way it is and focus on better choices that keep the inside working smoothly.