Marshmallows

Anand soni
Anand soni

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Nutrition

"I want to lose 10 kilos in a month, I can starve but I need that badly..."

"I want to get slim by two months, no matter what..." You try your best, you did it by starving yourself. After few weeks you regained it back, which kept you wondering that you are standing at same place where you were few months back. If only you have waited and followed right things to longer time the results would've been better. Seems like your situation? There was a study in which Kids were offered a choice between one small reward immediately or two rewards if they will be able to wait for longer time. So the person offered them one marshmallow and they can eat it right away OR they can wait for some time and they can get another marshmallow if kid have waited without eating it. The studies revealed the correlation between the results of the marshmallow test and the success of the children many years later. They were found to have better life outcomes. This experiment was based on the Delayed Gratification which is the process in which you resist the temptation of an immediate reward in order to receive a larger or more enduring reward later. A person's ability to delay gratification relates to other similar skills such as patience, impulse control, self-control and willpower, all of which are involved in self-regulation. So now when we compare this with what we expect in the realm of our fitness journey then you will realize that whenever you tempt to get some quicker results, chances are that you might get that initially. But there are chances that you can miss the greater outcomes, just because you are impatient to wait to get better results. Its general tendency that whenever we want to start our fitness journey, we want quickest results possible. We want to undo our years of wrongdoings by snap of fingers. But we fail to realize the drawbacks of that quickness which often gives long frustration and ultimately you quit your journey. So rather than making hurry why not make sustained progress to get better results. Its not some best diet and workout which will get you results, its consistency and sustained approach which will give you lasting results. If you want to read about Marshmallow Experiment and Delayed Gratification you can refer below links: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_marshmallow_experiment https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_gratification

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