Your attitude is the difference between diet success and failure. Exercise and proper diet may be required to get that slim waist you’ve always wanted, but your attitude about getting there plays a big role too.
Follow these 7 weight loss motivation tips to help keep you motivated on your journey.
1) Write Down Your Reasons for Wanting to Lose Weight
What goals are helping you stay motivated to lose weightt? Why do you REALLY want to lose weight? What are your motivations for wanting to improve yourself? Is it because you want to reduce your risk of health problems later in life? Do you want to be able to play with your kids without getting tired? Write down why you want to lose weight and revisit these goals and motivations every week.
2) Set Goals Beyond the Scale
Staying motivated on a diet involves you setting other goals that go beyond, “I want to lose 10 pounds.”
Set goals to work out 3 times a week, or to eat more fruits and vegetables. Our health goals don’t all need to be based on what we see on the scale. It’s easy to get distracted by the number of pounds you’ve lost, but there are so many other benefits to being healthy that we don’t see on the scale.
3) Use Your SmartphoneThere are so many diet plans and programs available right at your fingertips to help keep you motivated. Use any of them to stay motivated to lose weight.
I also recently developed a diet program with tons of tips and diet hacks for you to stay on track on your diet.
Included with my done for you diet program “The 17 Day Diet Body Breakthrough” is an app that you can use on the go to help track your eating habits, exercise habits and much more.
4) Surround Yourself With Health
Keep your refrigerator stocked with healthy foods. Keep them all around you. Keep a bowl of fruit on your counter. Don’t let your clothes pile up on your workout equipment. Keep your running shoes right at the door.
5) Don’t Be a Perfectionist
Nobody is perfect. Sometimes we eat more than we wanted. We might eat a slice of pie at dinner or a bowl of ice cream. It’s ok. Whatever we choose to indulge in, don’t be too hard on yourself.
This can ruin your motivation. Think about what it was that caused you to lose focus, next time you can fix it.
Our diets are all about learning and becoming healthier in the long run.
6) Be Patient
Everyone is nervous about that dreaded “weight loss plateau.” There may be some days when the pounds don’t come off as fast as you want it can be hurt your motivations to keep going. Be patient. Things are definitely happening in your body that might not show up on a scale.
If you do hit a plateau, change things up. Trick your metabolism into getting back into action. The 17 Day Diet uses a fast day of drinking some great smoothies that you can use, but there are tons of ways you can get it done.
7) Recommit Yourself Every New Week
Each new week, renew your commitment to yourself and your new incredible body. Do this, and you’ll control your eating week by week, with a strategy that’ll guarantee success.
How are you staying motivated to lose weight? Leave a comment below.
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