Weight Loss Motivation Tips

Introduction:Many of you are looking for some weight loss motivation. For those of you who have not heard by now, it is worth repeating one more time. Obesity in the United States of America is the number one health problem. The risks for many chronic conditions and diseases increase when you are over-weight. Here are some ways to help you stay motivated on your quest for the ideal weight.

  • 01

    Keep a Journal

    Weight loss motivation can be encouraged by keeping a journal of your experiences on your journey. Record your goals and calorie limits. When you write down everything you eat each day, including every little nibble, you will be amazed at how fast those calories add up. If you know you are going to have to account for each bite, you will be a little more conscious of what and how much you eat.

  • 02

    Stay Active

    We all know that exercise is important in order to maintain and lose weight. Sometimes we forget that activity throughout the day is good for that, too. Everything that you do burns calories. Increase the steps you take each day. Park further away from the store entrance or use the stairs instead of an elevator. Find excuses to get up and walk around instead of sitting all day. If you have to be seated for a length of time, move your legs or arms whenever possible.

  • 03

    Strong Support

    Have others help you with weight loss motivation. Having a buddy or a supportive group to work with is not only helpful, it makes it more fun. There will be times when temptations take over and you will want to beat yourself up for falling off of the wagon. When there is someone else there to lift you back up and keep you on the road to success, it is much easier not to give up. You could even be the one that encourages someone else to remain strong.

  • 04

    Recipe Search

    Use that support team for healthy recipes. All of you can be on the lookout for delicious low fat recipes. Share the ones that have worked for you. Invite others over to lunch or dinner and enjoy the low calorie cuisine. Keep that weight loss motivation going by making up your own recipes for the fun of it. Some people enjoy creating meals that taste great but have fewer calories. It can be a rewarding a challenge.

  • 05

    Stay Positive

    It is easy to get discouraged when the scale stays the same or goes up a pound or two when you are searching for weight loss motivation. When we start out, we are all enthusiastic. If the pounds do not shed easily, it gets discouraging. The focus should be on having good health rather than weighing less. Forget about how fast you need to lose the weight, but how healthy you will be in the long run. That way, healthy habit patterns will be easier to maintain. Keep going in the right direction, even if you give in to temptation once in a while.







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