In psychology we use a term called “locus of control.” If you have an internal locus of control, you believe that your actions largely determine what happens to you. You might say, "Hey, I'm overweight because I eat too much."
You need to develop a belief system to help you take action with your weight loss plans.
Believe that you can lose weight, and you're halfway there. Believe that you can give up bread and butter. You can be satisfied with two slices of pizza instead of six. You can find the time to exercise 20 minutes a day.
If you operate from an external locus of control, you think other forces determine your fate. For example, you might say, "Everybody in my family is overweight."
Individuals are most likely to reach their weight loss goal if they believe they can.
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