The Food Lover’s Guide to Weight Loss: Part 4

How to Master Your Food Psychology with Conscious Dieting

Alykhan Gulamali
Atomic Improvement

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So far, you’ve learned why a calorie deficit is a requirement for weight loss, how to set it up systematically, and how eating less frequently can make room for larger meals.

The final piece of the puzzle is mastering your psychology around eating less so that you can maintain the consistency required to stick to your plan.

In this final part of the Food Lover’s Guide to Weight Loss, you’ll learn how to diet without feeling like you’re dieting.

Conscious Spending:

Ramit Sethi is one of my favorite personal finance authors because he doesn’t chastise people for spending money lavishly on things like lattes and vacations if they have their finances in order.

Ramit’s philosophy of conscious spending is to take care of your “big wins” (the few key things everyone should do with their money to get them set for life). Then, spend freely on the things you love and cut out everything else.

With food, I follow a similar approach which I call conscious dieting.

Conscious dieting means once I take care of my “big wins” like managing my calories…

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Alykhan Gulamali
Atomic Improvement

Author of Calorie Counting Made Easy and The Effort Matrix. Over 4M views in health, finance, and productivity. Trying not to suck at life.