Weight management is all about curbing your impulses to eat things that are not so good for you. It’s about changing the way you think about food. Being willing to change your lifestyle to include healthier daily habits and paying attention to the daily triggers that can lead to unhealthy decisions.

Many of the characteristics that promote weight gain are hard-wired into our brains.  An example, if you’ve ever broken up with someone and you’ve eaten that entire pint of Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream. You’ve eaten the ice cream to cope with the feelings of sadness and loneliness.  Now your brain has been programmed to think that whenever you are having those type of feelings to trigger a craving for Cherry Garcia ice cream. The brain thinks of sugar as it’s coping mechanism, that by eating the ice cream the feelings of loneliness and sadness will subside. The reality is that you’ll still feel sad and your jeans will start to get a little tighter from eating more ice cream.

We all have the ability to improve and make these daily healthy lifestyle decisions easier. Weight management really is as simple as mind over matter.  It means that when that Cherry Garcia ice cream craving hits to think twice about what you are about to put into your mouth to eat. You know that the trigger is the feeling of sadness but now what can you do to change how you feed the trigger? Here are a few articles to help you conquer this question:

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doTERRA Science blog articles are based on a variety of scientific sources. Many of the referenced studies are preliminary and further research is needed to gain greater understanding of the findings. Some articles offer multiple views on general health topics and are not the official position of doTERRA. Consult your healthcare provider before making changes to diet or exercise.