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How To Keep Your Weight Loss Motivation

Weight loss is a difficult job, so many of us may lose motivation sooner or later. This is how we fall back into temptation and start eating those forbidden foods again, thus wasting a lot of work and effort. If you recognize yourself in these words, this article is for you. We are going to provide you our best tips to stay motivated to lose weight.

1. Set reasonable goals. This is the first thing you should do when joining a weight loss program or when starting a diet. By setting goals that are achievable, you’ll be able to see how you get closer to them with every week that passes, so you are more prone to stay motivated. If your goals are too high, you’ll eventually get depressed because you won’t see any encouraging progress along the way.

2. Get yourself an accountability partner. Working as a team is always easier than struggling by yourself. If your partner also needs to lose weight, it’s a great opportunity to join a program together, help and support each other, share your feelings and celebrate your victories together. If you don’t have a partner willing to support you in preserving your weight loss motivation or if he doesn’t need to lose weight, you could consider joining a group or hiring a personal trainer.

3. Be nice to yourself. Allow yourself to get spoiled every now and then by skipping a day or workouts or by enjoying some forbidden foods. If you’re too strict, soon you won’t find the power to stay on track, so you may end up just quitting and returning to your old habits that may have been unhealthy but so comforting at the same time!

4. Rest. Getting the required amount of sleep every night is essential to keep you motivated and healthy. Humans do need sleep and if you skip one night or two, you can’t think you’d make up by sleeping in the next weekend. It doesn’t work like this. We need our seven-eight hours of good night sleep, or we may fall into depression. This could happen even to healthy and fit individuals, so you can imagine what harm it might do to somebody who is already trying hard to cope with the challenge of losing weight.

5. Exercise. Scientific research has shown that individuals who exercise every day are healthier than those who don’t. Besides, when we exercise, our body reacts by secreting more of a protein that helps neural connections to form, therefore making us sharper. Moreover, those who exercise in their 40s or 50s will benefit from a better health when they will get to the old age, so you can see how important this is for all of us.

6. Avoid bad influences. If you have friends to regularly tempt you into breaking your newly acquired, healthy habits, it’s best to see less of them, if you want to maintain your weight loss motivation. Surround yourself with people who support your current goals.

Most of all, document your progress by keeping a diary. If you want to make it public, you may consider starting a weight loss blog which could help other people like you keep their weight loss motivation.

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    • David
    • November 28, 2013
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    What Are Some Basic Tips To Give To Kids About Staying Healthy? I’m trying to teach my 6 year old nephew how to stay healthy. I need tips from eating right, to being active and maintaining hygiene. Any health tips you expect a 6 yr old kid to understand.

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      You should tell them to eat lots of smaller meals and to eat slowly so that their bodies are more able to recognize when they are full. Also its important to drink lots of water and fruit juice rather than soda. Try and encourage him to stay away from junk food and eat fruit or something healthy when he wants a snack. Also teach him to be active, that playing sports and running around is good for you as well as fun. Also teach him the basics of hygiene like showering daily and brushing his teeth 3 times a day. Try and make it all fun for him though, as kids respond more to things that they find enjoyable.

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    I’m Trying To Loose Weight, What Are Some Health Tips? I’m making a modeling portfolio, and I know I need to be slimmer. What are some health tips, such as eating veggies, and colors to dress in the make you look slimmer? What is skinny for height 5’8″? I am Indian (India) & German and I have blue eyes.

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      Unfortunately there are no easy ways to permanently lose weight and most people who lose weight regain it all.

      A vegetarian or vegan diet for the rest of your life might perhaps be a good option as very few vegetarians or vegans are overweight.

      If you want a life changing permanent weight loss you need to follow a maintenance diet for the rest of your life after you reach your target weight with one of the many diets you can choose from.

      You can see further details in a web search for “how to lose weight and keep it off”.

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