Episode 83: New Year’s Resolutions to Lose Weight: Why So Hard To Keep?

Why is it so hard to keep our new year’s resolutions to lose weight? I explore this question in this episode in which I also take a tour through the various schools of psychology and show how each one would explain why you have trouble keeping your promise to yourself to lose weight (or stay out of debt, or stop smoking).

  • Concept Map – In t his video I refer to the concept mapping program as “MeadMap”. Well, the company “CoMapping” purchased MeadMap. However, the program still looks and runs the same. You’ll see the map below, but you can see it full size by clicking here: Losing Weight and the Schools of Psychology. In addition, feel free to contact me (click on the Contact Michael page to the left) if you would like me to send you a copy of the map which you can import into a MeadMap account and alter it any way you wish.

If you’re old, don’t try to change yourself, change your environment – B.F. Skinner

If you can’t change something, then change the way you think about it – Maya Angelou’s mother

9 thoughts on “Episode 83: New Year’s Resolutions to Lose Weight: Why So Hard To Keep?

  1. Hi Michael, thanks again for your work. I was able to use many of your episodes/podcasts last year. And, now I too LOVE CONCEPT MAPPING. Could I get a copy of the link to the “Schools of Psychology” for my AP students in Pennsylvania? Thank you thank you thank you!

  2. Maria: glad you’re as big a fan of concept mapping as I am. It’s such a good way to help students organize ideas and now with all the online concept mapping tools out there there are even more cool ways to work with them. I’m happy to share the map with you. Just send me an email and I’ll send the file to you. – Michael

  3. I would also like a copy of the map if I can . thank you very much for your information it was very helpful to me.

  4. Ammiegail: I tried to send you the map but your email keeps bouncing back to me. Please email me and I’ll send you the map back to you.

  5. Dear Michael

    Please could you email me your co-mapping regarding weight lose. I found the presentation both clear and concise and useful Keep up the great work. B

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