Social media can be sabotaging your weight loss!
I'm trying to find the link but I heard this on the John Tesh radio show.
There is an actual term that I cannot remember.
The study basically says, facebook and places you make big announcements, set big goals (can be for anything) and announce them.on social media; you more than likely will not even come close to your goal.
When you make an announcement like, "Diet starts tomorrow! 50lbs down by (xxxx date)", on FB, you end up recieving a ton of likes, super positive encouragement, etc.
Why is this bad?
It tricks your brain into thinking that you have already achieved your goal because all of the virtual pats on the backs and high fives.
If your brain already thinks it has achieved the goal, subconsciously, you will fall into your same routine and behaviors and maybe give a half hearted attempt.
That really got me thinking!!! I've always did that big announcenent and thinking back....it's absolutely correct, for me!
Could this be your issue, too?