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Why You Should Use Psychology to Lose Weight

Posted Jan 27 2013 5:00am

Why is it important to use psychology to lose weight?

That’s because dieting and exercise alone don’t work.

Think about it. What’s involved most in the process of weight loss? It’s not dieting, and it’s not exercise. It’s you. You are the one who is most involved in losing your unwanted weight.

It’s your motivation, your thinking, your— “getting yourself to do”—what’s called for. Well, that all has to do with your psychology. Whenever you set about changing yourself, your psychology is involved.

Psychology can involve something as deep-seated as your use of food to protect yourself from your family’s hurtful comments while you were growing up to something as ordinary and on the surface as your everyday eating habits, both of which you might have to change if you want to lose excess weight.

So when you’re trying to lose some weight, be realistic. Make it a lot easier on yourself. Remember personal change always—that’s always—requires psychology, your psychology. And weight loss, if it’s nothing else, it’s one big, personal change.

If you need help with the psychology of weight loss, please go to The Reading Room and the White Paper, both of which are in the left-hand column of this blog at Or, if you want to have an actual book or an e-book to read through and refer to, check out the weight-loss books for women section on the right-hand side of this blog.

If you need more specific help, email us at and we’ll point you in the right direction.


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