If I hear another trainer talk about having “better willpower” or giving advice on “how to improve your willpower” I’m going to barf.
Do you need willpower to be successful in changing health habits?
Well, my willpower sucks, yet I effortlessly maintain a 60 pound weight loss year after year. What’s that tell you?
The concept of willpower is DOA in my book because it clashes with the goal of developing a healthy relationship with food.
Willpower: training and control of oneself and one’s conduct, usually for personal improvement.
The idea of needing or wanting willpower means you’re going to try to win by force of your will. On the surface, that sounds pretty logical. Noble, even. The problem is that strategy pisses off your Inner Rebel. As it should, it’s an antagonistic strategy.
When you do the work to heal your relationship with food, as I discuss in this episode of Rebooted Body TV, there’s no need for willpower.
You’ll definitely want to watch because I give a crystal clear, real-world example that will help you truly get it.
Willpower is a short term answer. And it’s is always a struggle.
Addressing the underlying issues gives you freedom from ever needing willpower ever again. Imagine what life would be like if you could succeed without the force of your will?
If you want to work with us on addressing the underlying challenges, healing your relationship with food, and winning for the rest of your life without willpower, you’ll want to check out our Decode Your Cravings online program.
Kevin Geary is the founder of RebootedBody.com and a respected expert on cravings, eating psychology, and long-term habit change. He’s worked with thousands of men and women in over 35 countries around the world through his online academy and programs like Shut Down Your Sugar Cravings.