Adapted from The 5 Skinny Habit
If you've ever struggled with making permanent healthy lifestyle changes you know that, nope, it ain't always that easy. The truth is that if it were oh-so simple to change our negative behaviors, we'd all look like Gisele and Tom (or at least, their slightly-less-in-shape cousins).
The missing factor in many people's slim-down strategies? Mind games, says health and fitness pro David Zulberg in his book The 5 Skinny Habits. Yep, research shows that our minds can play a powerful role in altering our behavior patterns, and that when it comes to permanent weight loss, training your brain can be just as crucial as kale and burpees.