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Why Willpower Alone Can’t Help You Lose Weight


Ever hear that losing weight is all about willpower?

It’s a common belief.

But it’s simply not true.

The idea that willpower alone can help us lose weight sets us up for failure.

Here’s the truth: Willpower is like a battery that drains over time.

When we rely only on willpower, we get tired and give up.

Instead, let’s focus on habits and systems.

Start with small, manageable changes that don’t drain your willpower.

For example, swap sugary drinks with water.

This simple change can make a big difference without feeling like a huge effort.

Another tip: Prepare your meals ahead of time.

When healthy meals are ready to go, you’re less likely to grab unhealthy options.

Remember to treat yourself too.

Small rewards can keep you motivated and make the journey enjoyable.

And treating yourself doesn’t mean sugary food or beverages. 

Think shopping spree or a relaxing massage.

Even a mani/pedi.

Weight loss isn’t about being perfect.

It’s about making smarter choices and building habits that last.

So, don’t blame yourself for a lack of willpower.

Instead, set yourself up for success with simple, sustainable habits.

You’ve got this!

***If you want some guidance on your transformation, then let’s have a conversation and see if Best of You is right for you. 


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Suzan Galluzzo

Suzan Galluzzo

I’m Suzan Galluzzo, Personal Trainer, Group Trainer and Nutrition Specialist, and a mom, too. And I’m here to tell you that you can have it all (without losing your cool). I know what it’s like to be that mother, wife, and caregiver who spends most of her nights awake only to have a full-time, relentless job waiting in the morning. Without her, the household doesn’t run. I get it. Read More >


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