Self-Control Psychology and Weight Loss
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- Apply effective strategies to resist temptations and stick your long-term goals.
Make healthier choices by making high-calorie foods less alluring.
Understand the key psychological ingredients that are related to effective self-control.
- You should know what your health goals already are. I'll show you how to stick to those goals, but your specific goals are up to you!
If you're struggling to lose weight or stick to a healthier diet, it's not that you don't know what you should do--it's that sticking to your goals and resisting temptation can be more difficult than you thought! This course will show you how to stick to those goals and resist tempting, diet-busting foods and activities through proven mental strategies.
Using Psychological Science to its Full Potential
Everything in this course is rooted in tested mental strategies. I'm not just making things up like a lot of health and fitness "gurus." You'll learn practical tips taken from rigorous research in psychological science, and you'll discover how you can easily and effectively implement these techniques.
This course covers three general steps you can take to self-control mastery:
- How to effectively plan for opportunities to take actions that help meet your goals
- How to rethink temptation in ways that make it less alluring
- How to build your willpower and use your self-control strength to resist temptation
By the end of this course, you'll be able to use simple tricks and techniques to make self-control easier. If you actually apply these strategies and make a deliberate effort to understand their effects, you'll have a huge advantage when it comes to sticking to your diet, meeting your fitness goals, and leading a healthier lifestyle. Best of all, this course will always be there for you, and you can review the material anytime you need renewed motivation to stay strong.
And You Can Trust Your Teacher!
I'm a trained social psychologist. Not only do I have more than 7,000 students on Udemy, but I also teach classes in social psychology at the university level. Moreover, I conduct my own psychological research, so I know a thing or two about how research in psychological science works and what it can tell us.
Don't miss out on the chance to dive straight into the secrets of self-control success that have until now remained locked in dense academic journals. So enroll now--you'll be glad you did.
- If you're trying to lose weight but are having trouble sticking to your diet and resisting tempting diet-busters, this is the course you need!
- Students of psychology will also get a lot out of this course by understanding the key thoughts that are related to goal conflict.
Hello and welcome to this exciting source on self-control psychology! It's great to have you, and I hope you learn a lot of usable information as we move forward.
To really get a sense of how to improve self-control, we should take a second to look closely at what goes wrong when we experience a "self-control failure."
In the previous lecture, you learned about the power of thinking abstractly, but I conveniently left that advice really abstract! In this lecture, I'll show you two common ways psychologists have used to get people thinking in a more "abstract" or "concrete" mindset.
In this section, we'll see how "willpower" is a key ingredient to self-control. You'll learn how willpower is like a muscle--it can get tired, it can benefit from exercise, and it can be overcome through sheer motivation and commitment to a goal.
If we think of self-control as a muscle, then it makes sense that self-control gets more difficult when you're tired. In fact, lots of research has shown how it's possible for a single instance of self-control to reduce your ability to keep controlling your impulses.
People often act as though willpower is limited and once you’re depleted, you don’t have the strength anymore. New research shows that this belief is a myth and if you can actually teach people that you don’t actually lose willpower, they are more able to resist new temptations.
As always, it's important for me to be open about where this advice is coming from. All of the strategies I've outlined in this course come from research in psychology that has been published in peer-reviewed journals. Although I don't always mention the primary sources throughout the course, you can use this document as a resource to dive deeper into self-control psychology!