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June 23, 2021 10 min

In this third episode exploring the science behind our hunger, I cover how our mindset affects our body’s ability to lose weight. Drawing from scientific studies, I demonstrate how a growth mindset and positive self-acceptance improve your likelihood of healthy behaviors and success with weight loss.


  • Discover the difference between growth mindsets and fixed trait mindsets, and see how each of these affects our abilities.
  • Learn about epigenetics and why it matters for weight loss.
  • Find out how self-acceptance or self-deprecation changes your behaviors.
  • Hear how our perceptions of ourselves and our behaviors affect our chances of success.


If you haven’t listened to the first episode in this hunger series, where I discuss the anatomy and physiology of our hungers, listen to it here.

The second episode on hunger, discussing the science behind emotional eating and what we can do to overcome it, can be found here.

To learn more about Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck and her work on mindset, view her Stanford profile or buy her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.


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Adrienne’s new book Hungry For More: Stories and Science to Inspire Weight Loss From The Inside Out is now available! If you’d like a hardcover, personalized, autographed copy with free shipping, use the code freeship at

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