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Saying no to bad habits

It might seem like a simple matter of self-control. But it turns out that people with high self-control may not necessarily be better at resisting temptation. They might just experience it less often in the first place.

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Off limits foods

Off limits foods

Successful dieters usually declare certain foods to be completely out of bounds, or allowed only during occasional designated cheat meals, rather than expecting themselves to eat everything in moderation.

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"Have to" and "Want to" goals

"Have to" and "Want to" goals

  • Have to” goals are set externally  ( e.g.: a doctor tells you that you should lose weight) and may be more effortful to reach;
  • “Want to” goals are the ones you feel internally motivated to accomplish  (you do your workout because you love how it makes you feel) and usually don't need...

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Sticking to a healthy lifestyle

Sticking to a healthy lifestyle

Staying in shape is mostly about program compliance.

It’s not about having the best fitness program, but about having one that’s good enough, eating less junk food and making sure you actually stick to it. 

And most people have trouble doing that.

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The Instagram Effect and food porn

The Instagram Effect and food porn

Counterintuitively, you’d be better off viewing photos of junk food, instead of healthy food, because viewing the photos induces satiety, decreasing the desire for and enjoyment of foods of the type shown in the photos.

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Know your reasons for breaking bad habits

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5. Avoidance of Risk

5. Avoidance of Risk

Risk-taking is often necessary for growth and success, but smart people with low self-esteem tend to avoid it at all costs.

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