These days the biggest challenge that millions of people from all over the globe face is trying to lose weight. You need to exercise, control your diet and ultimate change your entire lifestyle to bring a significant amount of change in your physical demeanor. However bringing out this much change in your life is a huge thing. Not everyone is able to continue with it successfully. You need lots of weight loss motivation to keep on the right track.
The motivation to lose weight need to be found, to continue the new lifestyle, because weight loss is not for a short period of time. In order to lose weight in a healthy manner you need to continue the healthy life style for a long period of time. And once you have lost weight, maintaining it is also one huge task. In this article we list weight loss motivation techniques. It does not list the methods that you can use to lose weight, but it tells what techniques to use to keep yourself motivated, to keep on your weight loss regime.
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Weight loss motivation techniques
Make realistic weight loss goals
If you are bent on losing fifteen kgs in three days, you are surely going to get disappointed. This is not realistic no matter what do read on internet. There will be a number of diets claiming they can help you in losing weight in three days or five days but that is mostly rubbish. In order to lose weight properly you need to make careful calculation. Usually if you are on a medium strict weight loss regime, you will lose 3 Kgs in a month. After that the weight loss becomes even slower as body begins to adapt to the new regime and stops responding to it in that manner.
There are many online guides that tell you how much weight you should ideally lose according to your own body structure and form. Read them and understand what amount of weight loss is suitable for you and then divide it over six months of period of time at least, more if you need to lose more than eight Kgs. However remember the bodies of different people work differently. Some people will lose weight quicker and easily, for others it might be hard but the bottom line is it is possible and you can do it.
Join a weight loss group
Just like working together in a group makes the daunting tasks look easier, working with people who have similar goals will help you in achieving your goals easily. In this way when you are feeling down, your friends can motivate you to keep on going. However it is important here to choose the right group of people who are determined to fulfil their goals. Otherwise there can be a negative effect too on your weight loss motivation level of you join a group of slackers. So although we do recommend joining a weight loss group, make sure you are joining the group that will benefit you.
Keep away from the unhealthy stuff
Why should you tempt yourself? The best way is to keep the unhealthy things as far away from reach as possible. When you do grocery shopping, write on the top of your grocery list, no junk food. Or of you have some weaknesses like chocolates, Oreos, cookies, write them down in the list and cut them or make a don’t buy list separately. This is because once you are doing your monthly grocery you will unconsciously put your favorite things in the trolley. Make sure you do not do any such thing and keep reminding yourself that you do not need any unhealthy things.
If you have kids, then you would need to buy some snacks for them, and when cravings struck you, you just won’t see whether something is for kids or for you, you will just eat. So the better thing is to keep them away far that is a hassle to reach to. If they are lying in your regular pantry, you will not be able to get away from them. Even if you think you will have self-control, there is always a chance that you might not be able to resist and then feel dejected. So why tempt yourself in the first place.
Make the weight loss lifestyle easier for yourself
Make changes in your life that help and assist in your new lifestyle. Choose a gym that is close to your house and easy to reach. Do not do too exhausting work outs that would tire you easily or make you dread going to the gym. If you are on a diet, always make sure your refrigerator is full of healthy snacks like carrots, cucumbers, dry fruits etc. Whenever your family is having food together, make sure there is something tasty and healthy for you because when you are with people you love, you tend to eat more. So do not think I will skip the lunch when everyone is eating and will only join to talk, instead choose the better alternative and eat and talk, just eat healthy.
Do not be upset by failures
There will be times when you would eat some birthday cake, have a bite of fries or eat a cookie as a mid-night craving. There is no need to feel desperate about it. Everyone stumbles every now and then. Although do not make it a habit. If you lose control twice a month that is fine but if you lose control four days out of a week, then definitely either you are not serious or not willing to lose weight.
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These are some of the tricks that can help you in weight loss motivation. How do you motivate yourself to lose weight or remain consistent to your diet? Let us know commenting below and giving us your feed back.