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What is your mental weight

At Motivation, we have developed a unique concept called ‘mental weight’. The idea behind the Mental Weight concept is to treat the root cause of being overweight or obese because we believe that dieting alone deals only with the symptoms.

Your mental weight ‘score’ is a reflection of how healthy or unhealthy your habits and attitudes are. Using your MW score, we focus on those habits and attitudes that are at the root of your overeating / overweight condition.


The more we do something the more it becomes the norm and eventually we do it automatically. This is what we call a habit.

  • Emotional eating
  • Reward eating
  • Alcohol intake
  • Exercise
  • Blood sugar control
  • Water intake
  • Special occasions
  • Meal duration (ie. speed of eating)
  • Fat intake
  • Sugar intake
  • Temptation
  • Meal and TV (ie. do you eat in front of the tv?)
  • Leftover food (ie. do you leave food on your plate?)
  • Caffeine intake
  • Food at night
  • Number of meals
  • Tastes (ie. for unhealthy foods)
  • Smoking


As well as habits, our attitudes are also crucial in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Negative attitudes will only serve to thwart our good efforts and intentions, whilst cultivating positive attitudes will bring us closer to our weight loss goals

  • Positive and negative motivation
  • Self-image
  • Self-confidence
  • Assertiveness
  • Trust in others
  • Passivity
  • Aggression
  • Stress
  • Perfectionism
  • Guilt
  • Boredom
  • Loneliness
  • Depression

Your mental weight is worked out by answering a set of questions. The report that is produced from conducting a mental weight questionnaire helps you to become aware of where you are going in relation to the behaviours and perspectives that underpin your daily choices. The good news is that these scores can change dramatically, even over the course of just a few weeks. So, a ‘poor score’ (in other words, a high mental weight) can be lowered significantly over time.

If you would like to learn more about your Mental Weight and how Motivation can help you with your weight management efforts, please click here to download our short eBook, ‘Mental Weight – Your Key To Permanent Weight Loss.’

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