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9 psychological ways to help you lose weight

9 psychological ways to help you lose weight

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Energy balance is the first key to achieving one's ideal body. It's a way of saying calories in versus calories out. Your body needs a certain amount of calories to maintain its current body weight.

Once you understand energy balance, you might feel less tempted to eat more ...

Don't eat out of food containers, boxes, and bags that aren't clear.

Our brains are highly visual. We take visual cues as to how much food we’ve eaten to help us know when we should stop. When you can't see how much food you’ve had, you never get that visual feedback and...

Dieting limits one's mind-set.

Once you're off your d...

Choose vegetables such as carrots and celery over sugary treats when you're having a snack craving.

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Exercising can be fun

Finding an exercise that's fun matters most, because you'll be more likely to incorporate it into your weekly routine.

More cases of obesity are reportedly caused by lifestyle decisions rather than genetic factors.

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Ask challenging questions

Consider tapping into your competitive side by turning weight loss into a ch...

Be kind to yourself

See yourself in a positive light. Envision your future self, six months to a year and consider how great you'll look and feel.

When we are sleep-deprived, high-fat and sugary foods seem much more attract...

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