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Weight loss is hard, even if you have found the right diet that works for you. You can educate and motivate yourself through diet books, blog posts, videos and online communities.

But you might still fail. Because it all comes down to one crucial factor – your impulse control. Can you ignore your sugar cravings? Or your desire to have a treat – right now? Or your temptation to give up for today, and restart your diet again tomorrow – or on Monday?

I really struggle with this – despite being a low-carb evangelist. I have written hundreds of blog posts about dieting. I know all the theory, all the best tips, all the right methods. And yet I still manage to mess it up – more frequently than you’d think.

I have recently discovered a simple mind hack for better self-control. The trick is to think of myself as two selves – a “parent self” and a “child self”.

This is just a metaphor to simplify and understand our complex behaviours. Inner-child work is often used in therapy. But you can apply it to dieting or any other personal challenge.

My parent self – let’s call her Margaret – is grown-up, sensible and practical. She wants to be slim, healthy and confident. She is focused on her long-term goals. Margaret knows what she is supposed to do in order to lose weight.

My child self – let’s call her Daisy – is probably about 4 years old (I think!). Daisy always wants to eat more. Daisy always needs a treat. Otherwise, she wails loudly and kicks up a fuss. Long-terms goals don’t exist for Daisy. She wants what she wants – right here, right now.

Margaret manages to stay in control most of the time. But sometimes Daisy also gets her way.

Margaret knows sweeteners can push her out of ketosis. But Daisy demands half a pack of low-carb ice cream. “It is low-carb, so why can’t I eat it!”

Margaret knows she should weigh her veggies and count the carbs. But Daisy is hungry. “I want to eat right now!”

Margaret knows her diet is a long-term challenge. But Daisy keeps demanding rewards for being good. Otherwise, “it’s not fair!”.

So Margaret gives in – against her better judgement…

How can Margaret manage Daisy? Read more here:
https://low-carb-support.com/diet-mind-hack/#how

#weightloss #diet #selfcontrol
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Can supplements make your weight loss easier and healthier? Or perhaps it’s all just hype, designed to make you spend megabucks on useless products. There is no single definitive answer. Supplements might work for you - or they might not. We are all different. Just because a certain supplement worked for others, there is no guarantee that it will also work for you.

Check out this in-depth guide to help you decide whether supplements can help with your #lowcarb diet:
https://low-carb-support.com/supplements-on-low-carb-diet/
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Are you worried about low-carb food prices? Does a low-carb diet mean spending a lot more money on groceries? Few of us can afford to suddenly double or triple our groceries spend. The good news is – we don’t have to. You can get affordable low-carb food. In fact, the most expensive stuff is not always the best.
https://low-carb-support.com/save-money-low-carb-diet/ #lowcarb #keto #lchf #atkins
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Did you know that yellow bell peppers contain more vitamin C than oranges? #Lowcarb foods that are high in vitamin C: https://low-carb-support.com/low-carb-diet-vitamin-c/
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