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How to Nix Zombie Eating the Easy Way

How to Nix Zombie Eating the Easy Way

WHY DON’T I EAT WHAT I PLANNED TO EAT?

Sometimes it feels like a zombie has taken over your body and eaten a bunch of food. I call it —Zombie Eating.

To nix Zombie Eating, you need to know how your brain decides what to eat. There are two types of food decisions your brain makes: supermarket choices and fridge choices.

FOOD CHOICES

1. SUPERMARKET CHOICES—the shopping choices that you make for the future—what to put in your supermarket cart for the coming days and weeks. There are lots of influences on these.

2. FRIDGE CHOICES—the food choices that you make while looking in the fridge for your current meal. Usually they’re at the mercy of your subconscious, habit brain that likes pleasure, wants to avoid pain, and likes to be lazy.

Once you understand your brain, you can hack it to eat the good things. To switch from zombie eating, put the Boss Brain back in charge of your meals. To “eat like a boss,” ask yourself one simple question before you eat:

WHO’S IN CHARGE—THE BOSS OR THE ASSISTANT?

How to Make Sense of the Thousands of Weight Loss Diets

How to Make Sense of the Thousands of Weight Loss Diets

Why isn't this diet working for me?

Why are there are so many diets?  That’s because there's a lot of marketing hype around the latest diet, so publishers can make more money.

Why does one diet seems to work for your friend but not you?   Weight loss happens because of a calorie deficit.  There are six categories of weight loss habits that can cause a net calorie deficit. 

Weight Loss Habit Categories

1. EAT LESS

2. EAT BETTER

3. MOVE MORE

4. OPTIMIZE RECOVERY

5. CHANGE YOUR MINDSET

6. NORMALIZE HORMONES/ BODY SYSTEMS

Most diets focus on just one habit category--ignoring all the others.  You need to make weight loss habits across all six categories that are personalized for your body, your lifestyle, and your preferences if you want to lose weight and keep it off long term.

Five Secret Rules of Weight Loss that You Need to Know

Five Secret Rules of Weight Loss that You Need to Know

What am I missing about weight loss?  Why is it sooo hard?

Why is it so hard to get healthy, lose weight, and keep it off?  That’s because no one actually taught you the rules to the game. To live your best healthy life, this is a game that you need to win. 

Learn the five secret rules to weight loss that no one has ever told you that will make all the difference to your weight loss success.

Weight Loss Rules

1. There's nothing wrong with you if you're overweight.

2. Diets don't work, but healthy habits do.

3. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss habits. 

4. You need to enjoy your weight loss habits because you will have them for a very long time.

5. Weight loss isn't rocket science, but it is brain science. 

 

The Surprising Reason Your Last Diet Failed

The Surprising Reason Your Last Diet Failed

Why Can't I lose weight and keep it off on my diet?

 

Have you failed at dieting? It’s not just you. Diets don’t work. 95% of people who go on a diet regain the weight. To make matters worse, 33% - 66% of people end up heavier after a diet than if they never dieted in the first place.

In order to keep weight off forever, you need to make lifestyle changes that are sustainable and enjoyable. There’s the key—you have to like them and feel like you can keep them up. No one can keep up willpower and hunger forever. 

 

Here’s how to make changes that you can keep up forever.

1. Make changes that are enjoyable.

2. Make the healthy habit easier to do than the bad choice.

3. Come up with ways to splurge on purpose. 

How to Successfully Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

How to Successfully Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

How do I Enjoy My Holidays without gaining weight when there are so many temptations?

 

To avoid gaining weight at the holidays, we need  to craft a holiday weight strategy. This personalized holiday strategy needs to take into account your life, your traditions, your preferences, and your body. No matter what country you live in or what holidays you celebrate, these tips can help you be strategic about your holiday indulgences.

There are three strategies that make up the RHH Holiday Weight Strategy: Minimizing Temptations, Dealing with Free Food, and Splurging on Purpose.

Most weight gain comes from the leftovers, temptations, and free food on the days and weeks leading up to and after the holidays, so remember that the "Holiday is a Day--not a season."

Change Your Mind about Exercise to be a Better You

Change Your Mind about Exercise to be a Better You

How do I exercise when there are too many priorities on my To-do list?

To get yourself to exercise when you have too much to do, you have to change your mindset.  Very active women see exercise as something they do to decrease stress, to have more energy, and as a way to be "better versions" of themselves. Inactive women view exercise the opposite way--as selfish, stressful, and requiring too much commitment. It all depends on your mind.

To change exercise into something that get's done, you have to change how you think about exercise.

  1. Define how exercise can help you with your important roles in life--relieves stress and gives you more energy to be a better mother, wife, friend, homemaker, or employee.
  2. Rethink how you exercise. If you make exercise too hard and unpleasant, your sub-conscious will sabotage your efforts.

Be sure to start with an activity that you enjoy in the amount of time that seems fun to you. You can always increase the duration over time.