How to Have Willpower to Lose Weight

willpower to lose weight

Most people usually blame their lack of weight loss success to motivation and willpower to lose weight. But the truth about willpower is that everyone has some.

Studies have shown that we have a limited amount of willpower in a day and this willpower gets depleted quickly as the day goes on.

The more willpower you use in your daily life, the faster it runs out.

So, what’s the answer here? How can you gather the willpower to lose weight successfully?

The answer is to save your willpower for when you really need it.

Or, a simpler way is for you to do what you have to do first thing in the morning, when your willpower is still at a hundred percent capacity.

For example, you can apply your weight loss efforts in these two simple ways:

  • Make a list of the foods you will need at the beginning of each week, for the whole week, write it down and ONLY shop from this list. Don’t add any other thing to it.
  • If you are going to do any physical exercise as one of your weight loss routines, do it in the morning when you still have enough willpower left.

These steps when taken, can make you use your willpower very well for your weight loss success.

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Plus, don’t skip any meal

Studies have shown that your willpower is weaker when your blood sugar is low. Eat healthy foods regularly and use your willpower to avoid temptations.

You can also improve your willpower by playing some computer games that have been designed for that purpose.

Furthermore, distracting yourself with a favorite pastime can help you a lot when facing the temptation to ditch your weight loss routine. You can do a jigsaw puzzle, play Sudoku or chess.

I personally prefer playing chess because it requires my focus and I don’t get to think about any other thing.

Exert willpower to whatever you do, especially when it comes to you losing wight. It can bring you the kind of pleasure that you associate with eating, according to experts.

What if you don’t like playing chess, Sudoku or jigsaw puzzles?

If you don’t like playing any of these games, the best thing for you to do, as already mentioned above, is to pass the time with one of your favorite pastimes. You can binge watch one of your favorite TV Shows (I prefer F.R.I.E.N.D.S).

The main thing is for you to distract yourself with something pleasurable to you.

One last thing;

Using willpower will first of all bring one inevitable thing to you, PAIN/DISCOMFORT, before you start to see the results of your weight loss journey.

But that’s okay because, if you accept the pain, its influence on your behavior will be reduced drastically. But if you try to fight the pain, you will not succeed in your weight loss diet.

Over to You

Did this post help you in any way? Do you now know what you have to do to summon the weight loss willpower to lose weight?

If this post has helped you, don’t hesitate to let me know in the comment section below.

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