Himanshu Priyam

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Fixing your environment to lose weight!

Dieting Psychology
Your environment plays a huge role when it comes to the fat-loss journey. Before you get confused, I am not talking about mother nature here.

I am talking about the food environment. What is this food environment? All the food items that you are surrounded with for most of your day is your food environment. The things you keep at home like chips, biscuits, fruits, cold drinks, etc is your environment. How can it impact your fat-loss? Well, let’s say chips are your weakness, and you just can’t stop binging because of the taste, or whenever you are stressed you grab an ice-cream cup you kept in the fridge. One fine day, you decide to get fit and start following a quantified calorie deficit diet. All is going well until you see that packet of chips in the kitchen. What will happen? No matter how motivated you are or how strong your willpower is, there is a high chance that you will start craving for it and end up eating it. Sounds familiar? Obviously, you are at fault here, but your environment did play a small role here to attract you. Now imagine a different situation: You have started the diet, everything is going well. You get stressed out and go to the fridge to take that ice-cream cup, but you don’t find it there. What will you do? You can plan go to the shop, or order online. Well, by the time you walk to the nearby store or add the food items to your cart, there is a good chance that realization will hit you even before you do that and you will try to distract your mind by doing something else instead, like listening to music, drinking cold water, washing your face etc it could be anything. Result? You will not deviate, and at the same time, you will also fix your triggers. It’s a win-win situation for you! Obviously, it’s all on you here, but your environment did play a huge role to distract you. If you are starting the diet, the first thing you should do is: fix your environment as much as possible! Haven’t done yet? Do it now! Cheers to your health! References: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24809866/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21531177/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27135542/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK278977/

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