Finding the Motivation to Lose Weight

Sarah ScottApr 27, 2010 | edited Apr 27, 2010 - by @SarahScott

The diet and exercise plan for your weight loss is not the hardest obstacle you have to overcome, but to find the motivation to do it and staying strong is. Here are a couple of things you can do to keep focused and motivated to reach your weight loss goal.

Steer Clear of Temptation – Being smart is part of staying motivated to lose weight. Get your weaknesses out of the house, for example if your weakness is candy, throw them away. If you find yourself in the kitchen and the thought of your weakness comes into your mind, then you have already lost. You are more likely to reach your goals if your most favorite snack in the world isn't a foot away from you.

Set Realistic Goals – Make goals possible to achieve. Having goals that are not impossible to reach can be your motivation for weight loss. A slow and gradual weight loss is a lot healthier because losing weight too fast isn't healthy.

Reward Yourself – Try to reward yourself once in awhile when you've stuck to your weight loss program. Treating yourself will help reinforce positive feelings that you are doing a great job and it's a good boost during your difficult times.Reward yourself with your favorite dish or something you wouldn't have normally. Go Easy on Yourself -Don't take it too personally if you didn't meet your weight loss goal for the month or week. Your not going to lose weight feeling down that you didn't meet you goals. Use that time as a chance to reflect and see what can be change to help you weight loss plan.

Stay One Step Ahead of Hunger – If your hungry all the time, you will be more likely to fail on your diet. To keep you motivated you and a step ahead of hunger need to eat several small meals a day instead of the usual 3. This can help you feel less hungry between meals because the amount of calories taken in are spread out through the day. Drinking water is not only healthy for you but it help fills your stomach up so you don't feel as hungry.

Find an Activity that You Enjoy – If you want to really lose weight try to make weight loss fun, it can be very motivating. If soccer is a passion you should join a soccer team. If you would rather swim go to your local community pool and swim away. Doing activities you love are a great way to lose weight because they're more enjoyable then the treadmill or going for a run.

I hope this article has give you several ideas on how to stay motivated and stick to you weight loss plan. By staying motivated and persistent weight doesn't have to be that difficult. Follow these healthy tips to really lose weight fast.

If you found this article helpful and you'd like to discover more ways to keep yourself on-track and motivated losing weight, check out Motivation to Lose Weight and Real Fast Weight Loss.

suzanne dansereau Author May 02, 2010

Inspiration to lose weight comes from inside; however, comments to pursue the journey motivates because you know you are not alone.

edited May 02, 2010 - by @suzannedansereau29196
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