I would like to address two different mindsets when it comes to weight loss and how they affect success.

The first mindset focuses on burning calories through increased activity levels while also managing or reducing caloric intake. People with this mindset tend to be more successful in their weight loss journey. They prioritize exercise and healthy eating habits, viewing physical activity as a means to improve their health rather than a way to “earn” more calories to indulge in unhealthy foods.

On the other hand, the second mindset involves viewing exercise as a means to “earn” calories, leading to a cycle of overeating and struggling to lose weight. People with this mindset may reward themselves with unhealthy foods after exercising, negating the calorie-burning benefits of their workouts.

Ultimately, the key to success in weight management lies in prioritizing regular physical activity, maintaining a balanced diet, and viewing healthy behaviors as their own reward rather than using exercise as a justification for indulgent eating.