How to Motivate Yourself to Lose Weight?

Failed diets, gyms which you do not attend regularly, extra pounds that you cannot lose. Do you need a little motivation? The advice below is just right for you. Be honest with yourself:

Why do you want to lose weight?

Do you want a bikini body for the summer, or do you want to improve your health.

Give yourself time: If you want to lose extra pounds quickly but you gained the weight over a long period of time, think again. Your body will show resistance in the beginning because you have given up healthy eating habits. Set yourself realistic goals during this period so that you can actually follow them.

Don’t follow super-skinny models: Stop comparing your own body with the supermodels you see on Instagram. Instead, follow people who have lost weight and are peaceful with their bodies.

Realize the truth behind your eating behaviors: If you are using eating to soothe or suppress a particular emotion, no diet will work. You must first make peace with that emotion. In this situation, dieting may even harm your self-confidence, causing you to be angry with yourself and eat again to handle this anger. Your goal should not be short-term weight loss but instead to develop and maintain healthy eating habits. Before starting any diet, try to address the deeper problems that cause you to search comfort in food.

Visualize the new you: What does your dream body look like? What is your ideal weight? Visualize this body often, and even start to behave like you would in your ideal body. You will never really own things that you think about as existing only in future tense.

Consult the experts: When considering weight loss you should definitely get advice from experts. Do not refrain from consulting a dietitian for your diet, a sports trainer for your exercise, and a psychologist for emotional support.

Accept and love yourself: You yourself are the most important source of motivation on the journey of weight loss. Even if you cannot motivate yourself, stop criticizing. Research shows that the biggest obstacle to losing weight is mental resistance. Feeling anger and guilt over your extra pounds will cause your subconscious to insistently keep the extra weight. Don’t forget that the first decision for maintaining a healthy lifestyle is to accept yourself the way you are.

The decision to live healthy is the first step to achieving a higher quality of life. Think of your weight loss process as the beginning of your new life. The advice above will help you on your journey.

Wishing you love and good health.

She got her license degree in Psychological Counseling at Marmara University. She worked in Turkish Navy for 7 years. After that, she went beyond the ocean due to her travel passion. She lived in San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon for a while. She accepted the Holistic approach because she believed that mind and body connection. She received ICF Professional Coaching and Emotional Freedom Techniques certifications, founded “Mind & Soul Academy” in 2017 and still working here.

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