- Posted September 5, 2013 by
Weight Loss ‘Multitasking’ Doesn't Work as Long-Term Strategy, New eBook Reveals
Contrary to popular belief, multitasking does not increase productivity. In fact, current psychology research shows that frequent task-switching often leads to mental overload and ultimately failure. This is the reason so many people crash in the process of dieting, according to David Meine, an expert in brain training for weight loss.
“Weight loss begins and ends in the mind,” Meine teaches. After observing the “yo-yo” pattern in thousands of dieters, he came to the conclusion that the typical dieting approach includes too many components to be adopted all at once. This causes people to get discouraged and quit.
“People think that changing five or ten behaviors at the same time will help them achieve faster results, but it backfires,” says Meine, whose company, IdealShape, promotes building a foundation for lasting weight loss. “Most popular diet programs ignore the mental component and, whether their creators know it or not, are built to fail.”
In his new e-book, Diet Chaos: Lose Weight – Not Your Mind, Meine dives deeper into what’s going on in the mind, as well as the body, when we launch a “laundry list” diet.
Mentally, diet multitasking often leads to confusion, stress and feeling overwhelmed, the book explains. This depletes the very confidence and mental clarity needed to stick with a weight loss regimen.
Physiologically, trying to revolutionize one’s diet and exercise habits can also boomerang. “If someone tries to curb calories, cut out multiple types of foods and launch a full-blown fitness regimen all at once, it’s likely to trigger a stress response in the body,” Meine says. “In turn, you get intensified cravings, disrupted sleep and even cause the body to hoard fat.”
Diet Chaos: Lose Weight – Not Your Mind gives readers practical tips for avoiding diet chaos. These include focusing on changing one behavior at a time every 28 days and starting with the most important behavior first. “This gives the mind and body time to adjust, and allows us to mentally set a new habit in stone before moving on to the next,” Meine says.
By approaching weight loss and body shaping goals with Meine’s mind-centric method, the book shows how people can avoid the “yo-yo dieting” trap and actually achieve results faster, while building healthy habits that last. The book also reveals the top 10 negative behaviors that cause weight gain and why 28 is the “magic” number of days for making a change.
For more information, visit www.dietchaos.com.
Diet Chaos: Lose Weight – Not Your Mind!
By David Meine
Approx. 40 pages
E-book price: $0.99
Available on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and iTunes
About the author
David Meine is cofounder of IdealShape, a wellness company that emphasizes the importance of the mind when it comes to weight loss. The company creates meal replacement shakes, meal replacement bars, nutritional weight loss supplementation, books, “Brain Training” CDs, webinars and exercise programs for effective weight loss. David Meine is author of the new book Think: Use Your Mind to Shrink Your Waistline, published in 2013, in which he shows readers how to adopt the 10 most important behaviors for weight loss. Meine has seven children, ten grandchildren and lives in Utah with his wife, Carla.