Twelve Month Transformation
Psychology of Eating
Change in Dieting Mindset
TMT participants’ dieting mentality reduced by
(40% in 2017 | 56% in 2018)
A lower dieting mindset leads to less obsession with food, binge eating, disordered eating, and yo-yo dieting. 2018 Participants’ dieting mindset began higher than the average person but ended up lower.
Change in Intuitive Eating
TMT participants’ intuitive eating “normalized”
(23% improvement in 2017 | 31% improvement in 2018)
Intuitive eaters eat well without effort. Higher scores are linked with listening to hunger and fullness, less over-eating when not hungry, lower weight, and improved long-term weight management outcomes.
Changes in Difficulty Controlling Overeating
TMT participants started finding it more difficult to control overeating than the average person
but ended up finding it less difficult.
(13% improvement in 2017 | 23% improvement in 2018)
Change in Exercise Confidence
TMT participants’ exercise confidence increased.
49% in 2017 | 26% in 2018
This was the only result where 2017 participants’ results exceeded 2018 results, and will be a significant area of improvement in 2019!6 Nevertheless, both years’ participants went from being on-and-off exercisers to regular exercisers.
Changes in Body Image
TMT 2018 participants became more body-positive in every way we measured.
(2017 participants became more body-positive in all measures apart from two)
2018 TMT participants’ levels of stressed, depressed and anxious moods reduced, and their self-esteem increased.
Change in Weight
TMT participants lost weight
While almost everyone joining the TMT wants to lose weight, this is NOT the focus of the program. We have had success stories who have lost over 50 kilograms, many who lose a small to moderate amount of weight, and even people who’s weight remains stable that we consider successes. Both years’ TMT participants lost weight, with TMT 2018 participants losing approximately twice the weight of 2017 participants. However, as weight loss approaches tend to be ineffective (and potentially harmful) in the long-term, the focus of the Twelve Month Transformation is, and always will be, improving your relationship with food, movement, and your body.