Why you should stop relying on willpower to lose weight

People who desire to lose weight often rely valiantly on willpower to achieve an ideal body. Self-control is great but I’d like to encourage people to stop relying solely on willpower to lose weight. Here is why Regardless of willpower, a person who finds a bowl of ice cream in front them seven days a week […]

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Struggles + Perseverance + Time = Growth

In mid-September I was sitting in my room feeling desperately alone and lost. My ass had just been dumped and I was going through a perceived career crisis. I facetimed my Mom but couldn’t even make sentences. I could only cry. It sucked and I thought things couldn’t get much worse. But, it wasn’t the […]

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How to Strengthen Your Healthy Intentions

Originally posted on dr.spencer.com Having appropriate knowledge of healthy behaviors is only a small predictor of actual behavior. We can all think of people who know smoking is bad for them but do not intend to quit. Individuals dealing with obesity likely know that eating fast food several times per week will not help them […]

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Breaking unhealthy habits with this simple strategy

Originally posted on dr.spencer.com A large amount of our daily food choices are automatic, meaning they happen with little conscious planning. This automatic decision making is a key feature of habit. A habit is created when behaviors repeatedly occur in a stable context. Habits are also very easily accessible in your mind. For example, imagine […]

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