Psychology for Weight Loss

This page is about psychology for weight loss. Let's use the word 'psychology' in its classic sense as the study of mental life (rather than as the science of behavior).

Using it for weight loss will help you to reach your goals. We want to put all the odds in your favor. Moreover, let's use the tools for weight loss that will last.

Body and mind are inseparably linked. This immediately suggests why so many people fail to achieve permanent fat loss: they try training their bodies without training their minds.

As you have probably discovered for yourself, that is not the way to lose weight and keep it off.

It is possible to lose fat temporarily without training the mind; however, it is not possible to achieve permanent fat loss voluntarily without training the mind.

The weight loss aids

Psychology for weight loss is a wonderful aid that can enable you to reach your weight loss goal. So, if you are serious about achieving permanent fat loss, why not put all the odds in your favor by making good use of it? What is needed is training (disciplining, nourishing, purifying) the mind-- not just studying the mind.

In this section of our website we have the following pages: * Emotional Eating: How to Cure It, * Meditation for Weight Loss, * Meditation Techniques, * Releasing a Psychological Trap, * How to Build Self-Esteem, * Overcoming Obstacles, * Breathing Exercises for Relaxation, * Visualization for Weight Loss, * Behavioral Weight Loss Tips, * Commitment and Weight Loss, * Goal Setting, * Learning for Weight Loss, * Positive Attitude, * How to Sleep Better, and * Stress Making You Fat.

The mental exercises

Your thoughts are not accidental. Your thoughts have causes. The thoughts that you are aware of are the result of a complex, causal process that nobody fully understands. However, it is well understood how certain kinds of mental exercises can improve your thoughts (assuming, as we do here, that your brain is healthy).

The only way to develop genuine confidence in these exercises is to master them yourself. Yes, it's difficult to change habits, but the beneficial results can include much more than just lasting fat loss. If you have never before used such exercises to improve some area of your life, you may well be amazed at the benefits of doing so.

We have broken the exercises from studying psychology for weight loss into several pages. You will greatly improve your odds of achieving lasting natural weight loss if you use at least some of the exercises that we suggest on those pages.

However, there is no reason not to use them all. If you are not using these tools and begin to use them all regularly, we predict that you will soon be very pleased with the beneficial results.

Why use these tools?

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "A man becomes what he thinks about most of the time." Napoleon Hill wrote: "We become what we think about." Brian Tracy said, "The quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life." The Buddha said, "Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think." James Allen wrote, "Act is the blossom of thought. . ."

Since these people are correct and there is no serious downside to finding that out for yourself, you'll probably wonder why you haven't been using these psychological tools for years.

The same may be said for meditation, which is the greatest tool of all, but it is covered in a separate page of our website. Instead of replacing thoughts with better ones, meditation is about achieving freedom from all thoughts.

You may not need meditation for weight loss or you may not be ready for it. If so, just use the other relevant pages.

How to use the psychology for weight loss tools

The best way to use the tools we recommend is to train your mind during a morning ritual.

Without using them, learning about these tools is useless. Please develop the habit of giving yourself the gift of time first thing each morning.

After all, if you don't make time to love yourself well for thirty or sixty minutes, how will you be able to love anyone else well?

You will see that the pages in this section are useful for more than just weight loss. Using the tools to develop for yourself an effective morning ritual will give you an effective blueprint for improving your life in many ways.


Web pages to help you further

In this section of our website we have the following pages to help you further:

  • 1. Psychology for Weight Loss (this page)
  • 2. Emotional Eating : How to Cure It
  • 3. Meditation for Weight Loss and Tranquility
  • 4. Meditation Techniques
  • 5. Releasing a Psychological Trap
  • 6. How to Build Self-Esteem
  • 7. Overcoming Obstacles to Weight Loss
  • 8. Breathing Exercises
  • 9. Mind Visualization
  • 10. Behavioral Weight Loss Tips
  • 11. Commitment and Weight Loss
  • 12. Realistic Goal Setting
  • 13. Learning for Weight Loss
  • 14. Positive Attitude and Achievement
  • 15. Stress Making You Fat
  • 16. How to Sleep Better

You will find all the direct links to those pages on our site map/index, which is at the bottom of the navigation buttons to the left of your screen.

Meanwhile, to get you started, learn how to apply psychology to emotional eating, and meditation for weight loss, and self-esteem.

Emotional Eating



See our video on the psychology of living well in the present moment

Our recommended book list for this page

The books are available at some good bookstores, especially and usually in Kindle and paperback form, sometimes as hardbacks. If you found this page informative, these books are excellent further reading.

  • Bradford, Personal Transformation: 5 Ways to Diminish Failure Almost Instantly
  • Matthews, Follow Your Heart
  • The Buddha, The Dhammapada, Wallis, tr.

On most pages of our website, we aim to recommend the very best books available according to the topic of each page. We endeavor to make the best suggestions based on experience and our many years of work and research in the fields of health and fitness. We suggest only books that

Psychology for Weight Loss -- Motivation

A link to the above external video, for those who might want to save it.

The page is now complete. We do hope you found the psychology for weight loss page useful and that it will help on your journey to health and weight loss.

Psychology for Weight Loss