I read a crazy study the other day that uncovered something pretty incredible about how our bodies work.
Take a look at this…
Scientists gave a group of people a shake to drink.
- Half of the group was told the shake was LOW in calories and nutrients…
- While the other half was told it was HIGH in calories and nutrients.
As you might have guessed, everyone was given the exact same shake.
Now here’s where it gets interesting.
Those in the group who thought they got the low-calorie shake were the first to get hungry because they assumed they wouldn’t be full and thus, their hormones responded as if they were hungry.
As for the group who ate the “high calorie” shake…they didn’t feel as hungry or have the same hormonal response.
Pretty crazy, right?
The Takeaway: how we think about what we eat – i.e., “healthy” or “diet” or “low cal” “small portion” or “large portion” – can actually play a role in how hungry we get.
Have you ever cut down on your portions at lunch or dinner … but before you even ate it, you thought: “There’s no way I’m going to be full after this. I’m going to be hungry again in an hour?”
Now you know it’s time to think twice before you start saying those kinds of things to yourself!
It’s true…how you talk to yourself and think about your goals can impact:
- your motivation and drive
- how hungry you are
- how hard your workouts feel
- and just about everything else!
So let me ask you…
Do you need a reframe when it comes to how you think about exercise and nutrition?
I’ll give some examples in the next Tuesday / Tip about how I do this on the workout floor when things get tough.
In the meantime, pay attention to your thoughts and how your body acts in response. Then consider what you can do instead to change any negative responses into positive ones.
You’ve got this!
Committed to your success,
Jessica & Team Valeo
Expectation Effect by David Robson
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