Is "Cognitive Dissonance" Keeping You From Reaching Your Healthy Weight?

Updated: Feb 29

What is it?

Cognitive dissonance

The mental conflict that occurs when beliefs or assumptions are contradicted by new information. The unease or tension that the conflict arouses in people is relieved by one of several defensive maneuvers: they reject, explain away, or avoid the new information

Hmmmm... So people tend to hold on to old ideas, even when they're exposed to new ideas that are supported by facts and the conflict they feel, "cognitive dissonance" causes them to reject or explain away new ideas. It's easier for the brain to accept. That explains a lot!

I've noticed that even though most people I talk to seem to know that "low fat" isn't a good way to eat anymore, and that they really should eat more "healthy fat" for both weight loss and energy, they fail to do so on a daily basis because of cognitive dissonance and the old school belief that......

Fat makes you fat!

Also because they've tried so often to eat "healthy" by restricting calories and fats (two of the biggest no-nos in my book) , their bodies have become unaccustomed to eating the fats they need for weight loss and energy.

I, for one, would love to challenge the assumption the "fat makes you fat" I think that the reason fat exists is to provide us with energy and to make us feel full so we don't eat more than we need to. You can clearly see what I mean when you look at my before and after pics here.

Now I'd like to challenge you to learn more about my low carb and keto friendly lifestyle and maybe even give it a try. My plan is free for now and you can get yours and start reading right away when you click here and join our community

Nanci J Bradley is an early childhood and family educator, author and all-around fun-loving person who believes in the power of sleep, lifelong learning, SELF-care and more than anything else, PLAY!