The Psychology of Dieting


>Diet, weight-loss, fad diets, old habits,
back and forth. What’s the psychology behind all this?> Right so the psychology
behind dieting is usually a negative word right dieting is seen as something
negative but the reality is that we are all on a diet, therefore we have to come
to accept that we just need to learn the healthier ways to eat but so much is
based off of what we eat as far as our weight management we can say is based
off of what we eat and exercise but there’s definitely that psychology
behind it so here we have this graphic and at the top left you see like the
start of a diet where a lot of people you know may turn to there’s so many
different types of diets will call them fad diets for the purpose of this
segment and then what you may see immediately is some weight loss but it
may not necessarily be fat loss so remember when we have to lose weight and
when we talked about BMI previously it’s a measurement or estimate of our fat
mass and we’re interested in more of the fat loss versus water or muscle loss.
Psychologically this may lead to deprivation as the video indicated that
when you cut so many foods at once your body psychologically just is geared
towards feeling deprived, you may get loss of motivation, you may start craving,
what we call giving in, then Jing and then weight gain. What the graphic didn’t
cover is one other important concept that when you all of a sudden restrict
yourself very drastically in a diet is the impact it has on your metabolism. So
as you start losing some weight with a fad diet that was really really
restrictive on calories your metabolism actually goes down and that’s something
we don’t want to see in dieting or the negative type of dieting because that’s
why you’re more susceptible to weight gain when you get off of that diet the
weight not only comes back it may come back even more and it’s because you may
have impacted your metabolism negatively.

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