Think Yourself Thin: How to Train Your Brain to Burn Off More Fat

Negative Fantasizing

Did you know that fantasizing failure could actually train the brain to perform better? The same concept applies to thinking yourself thin. In a clinical test, two groups of obese women on a weight loss plan were tracked according to their negative and positive thinking.

Surprisingly, the group wherein members fantasized about losing a lot of weight and achieving their weight loss goals lost  24 pounds fewer than the other group wherein members thought about failing their respective weight loss program. The results of the study were published in the Cognitive Therapy and Research journal.

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