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Limited VS Growth Mindset: Weight Loss Edition

Spoiler alter…

The biggest barrier between your weight loss goals and where you are now is not your time constraints, food preferences, prior history of dieting, genetics or exercise routine

… It’s your mindset.

There are two mindsets: fixed and growth.

A fixed mindset sees qualities as unchangeable, while a growth mindset believes in cultivating qualities through effort and experience.

In a fixed mindset, the focus is solely on outcomes, leading to discouragement with any setback.

Conversely, a growth mindset values the process, daily choices, and progress towards becoming a better version of oneself.

Before diving into diet specifics, understanding and cultivating a growth mindset is crucial. It drives behaviours such as food choices, exercise, sleep, and rest.

Your mindset shapes who you want to be and determines whether you achieve what you value.

So, what can you take from this as someone looking to lose weight?

Well, without actively shifting your perspective, old thinking patterns and habits will likely resurface when given new dieting principles.

So ultimately, it doesn’t matter how great the diet plan is you are given, if your mindset isn’t in the right place, you are not only going to make the weight loss process far less enjoyable, but also significantly harder.

And for those who have found themselves with a fixed mindset towards weight loss in the past, the good news is that even a fixed mindset can be changed through practice, just like changing lifestyle habits.

You just have to be willing and want to do it. Only you can decide that you are ready to change how you do things.


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