Have you ever played the lottery? It’s safe to say that most of us have at least daydreamed about what we’d do if we suddenly had 10 million bucks in the bank overnight. It sure is exciting to think about. The possibilities seem endless.
So, what does the lottery have to do with weight loss? If you’ve been trying to lose weight for a while, you’ve probably looked into the "weight loss lottery." You know, all those ways of losing weight extremely quickly with almost no effort. You know how hard it can be to see real progress toward your weight-loss goals. It’s easy to go searching for all the ways that promise "easy" and "fast." And trust me, there are plenty of these out there.
We are constantly being sold weight-loss lottery tickets. There will always be a new "trick" that will make the fat "fall off," a new pill that lets you eat whatever you want and still lose weight, or a new weight-loss plan that "requires no exercise" and gives you incredible results.
Because that stuff is constantly in front of you, you can easily fall into patterns of thought that keep you from seeing the change you really want. That said, here are three mental "lottery" traps that keep you from real, sustained weight loss.