Hi, I have recently lost all motivation to diet or exercise. Is it possible I have a hormonal problem like low-testosterone? How do I become motivated again?
A! From advisory board member Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma
Maintaining weight loss requires re-building your relationship with food and your body. One has to change mindsets about the way you eat and what you eat in order to build healthy behaviours around food. How much of your battle with low mood is about your difficult relationship with your sense of self, which includes your body? Food is not a reward or punishment towards how you feel about your body. To release yourself from this viscous cycle, get to know what the link between your mindsets around food and body and your consequent behaviours is. Work on changing the unhealthy patterns, both in your mind and through your habits.