Self-control is something we all want more of but the reality is it is hard to attain. With constant temptations lurking at every corner, for those of us who love food, it's challenging not only to retrain your mind but make a commitment to improving your health and sticking with it.
If and when you make a decision to start a diet to enhance your health, it'll be for the better. However, there are still some techniques to apply that the Body Reboot book tells us about. These tips will help you succeed on a diet, more specifically, the keto diet.
The nice thing about the keto diet is that once your body gets used to eating fat and protein as opposed to carbs, you will naturally have more self-control and a desire to make better food selections. Experiencing the positive results of this low carb diet will encourage you to maintain self-control.
In addition to going on a diet that'll lead to fewer cravings, below are some secrets on how to attain self-control. These secrets will make self-control for weight loss more attainable!
Self control is not some high end philosophical principle which should be dictating your mannerisms but it is a complex technique that can be applied to even something like your overeating habit.
Self control does not mean abstinence, it means taking a sound decision in order to improve your future.
Earlier techniques to change eating behaviour were focussed on changing environmental cues that influenced eating behaviour and rewarding and punishing the change in behaviour. Now they focus on simultaneously improving self control so that individuals are self reliant.
How much ever you may ask an individual to change eating habits or buy healthy food, eventually there will be a point where they will stand in front of the fridge debating whether to eat that item or no. That’s when self control will help them in decision making.
Self control is a powerful, deliberate and conscious control of intense desires. Mostly under the influence of emotions, we tend to take decisions that we regret.
Being committed to your goals
Defining your goal is a vital step. The more specific it would be, the better chance you would have to achieve it. Breaking up one big goal to smaller subgoals proves to be beneficial.
Also, focussing on one goal at a time results in better outcomes. Disengaging from goals that deliver slow results or almost impossible to achieve keeps you mentally.
Resurrect and sustain the willpower
Willpower is perhaps the most important ingredient for effective self control. It is the psychological energy that helps you resist temptations in order to achieve one’s goal.
For example sticking to a diet is an example of urge to lose weight but sticking to the eating habits set by a diet throughout your life is your willpower that urges to stay fit.
Boosting your Motivation
Motivation fuels your journey towards every achievement. The more you want to achieve your goal the more willing you would be to sacrifice and take efforts for it.
Fighting Emotion with Emotion
You can fight a negative emotion with an even more strong but positive emotion based on reason. For this you may need to train yourself to care less about certain desires or make them seem repulsive by attaching negative emotions with it.
There's no doubt about it, achieving self-control is tricky business, but it is attainable. Keep in mind that the first couple of weeks on the keto diet may be challenging. However, as soon as you're over the hump of maintaining self-control and eating more fat and protein as opposed to carbs, hopefully, in time making the right decisions will become second nature to you.
There are several more tips on how to stick to your diet on Authority Weight.
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