According to the Boston medical center, 45 million Americans diet each year. However, going on a diet and staying on a diet are often too very difficult things and motivation is a key element in making any weight loss plan successful.
If you are determined to lose weight, there are a few tips that you can use to stay motivated during your weight loss journey:
1.Always chart your progress.
Nothing is more motivating than seeing results written down in numbers on paper while working out and dieting may not provide instant results it does indeed eventually provide results and some very satisfying results at best once a week step on the scales and write down your weight keep up with your weekly progress by doing this each week and keeping a chart of your resultsif you stick to your diet and workout
routine you should see your weight steadily decrease each week and see those decreasing numbers on paper can be incredibly motivating.
2.Don’t go at it alone.
losing weight doesn’t have to be a solitary endeavor if you find other people to join you on your weight loss journey then you will likely find it much easier to stay motivated that’s why there are so many companies that offer to bring people together to help you to lose weight find a workout partner who is willing to try and lose weight along side of you or join a class full of people attempting to get in shape seeing others work hard toward your same goals can often motivate you to work even harder yourself and you’ll be much less likely to stop working out or abandon your diet if other people are holding you accountable.
3.change up your routine.
Monotony is the enemy of motivation, if you stick with the exact same workout routine for too long, you may find that it becomes monotonous and boring and it’s much easier to stick with your goals when you’re enjoying the process of reaching them at least a little to keep your workout routine fresh and exciting and mix it up from time to time throw in some new exercises and rotate some old ones out so long as you are burning calories most any good workout routine will get the job done and it’s beneficial to switch it up from time to time.
4.workout in the morning.
Most health and fitness professionals will tell you that the morning hours are the very best time for you to workout for most people the morning hours are when motivation is at its highest after a long day of work your energy and motivation may be diminished and it will be much harder and for you to drag yourself into the gym if you workout in the morning go you can get it out of the way right off the bat plus the exercise will get your blood flowing and give you a little boost of endorphins to get you through the day.
5.kick bad eating habits.
Bad eating habits can make all of your hard work all for naught and there’s no worse motivation killer than a lack of results it’s important then to make the commitment to kick any bad eating habits before you ever start your workout routine make it a resolution to go without sugar for three weeks or make a resolution to not eat anything after 8 p.m. if you can kick bad eating habits your workouts will be much more effective and losing weight will be much easier to accomplish.
6.Develop a realistic dieting plan.
Completely overhauling your diet in one day is easier said than done yet this is the trap that many people fall into they’ll spend a couple of days eating nothing but celery sticks and water and realize by day 3 that this diet is unsustainable and give up on their weight loss plan off again. So, rather than trying to cut out everything unhealthy in your diet cold turkey adjust your diet a little bit at a time and develop a realistic diet plan that doesn’t require you to starve yourself in the process.
The best way to develop a realistic diet plan is to keep up with how many calories you consume and use a calorie counter or calculator to determine how much you can allow yourself each day. I had a friend who I had not seen for several months and he’d always been overweight when chunky and when I met him he had lost about 30 or 40 pounds and I said what earth has happened to you this is after 20 or 30 years of friendship and he said it’s very simple he said I got an app and I put into this app every single food or even liquid that I consume and the number of calories and I discipline myself to limit by number of calories each day to a specific number he said after six months it’s quite astonishing if you discipline yourself to stop when you have consumed a certain number of calories you eat differently you spread your diet across the entire day you meet more slowly and the weight just falls off so remember as long as you are burning more calories than you are consuming you are going to lose weight it’s called calories in calories out very simple formula so before we wrap up.
I’d like to leave you with a thought to share with your friends and followers:
you can accomplish virtually any goal you set for yourself, as long as the goal is clear and you persist long enough.