So, How Can I Motivate Myself To Lose Weight?
The greatest enemy for those trying to lose weight is to experience a lack of motivation. It’s the thing that always vaporises when you need it most. Motivation is the thing that’s there 99% of the time, and then suddenly, just when you need it, without warning, it disappears, just like it never existed at all. In this Blog/Post, we will share with you the importance of the role of motivation and how to retain it in order to achieve the secret of successful weight loss.
So, what is Motivation? It’s the driving force behind accomplishing almost every task. It’s the reason people choose to do something or not. Motivation can be external (a person sees something they want and has the motivation to get it) or internal (someone wants to accomplish a task they’ve set for themselves, and they let nothing get in their way). Regardless of what type of motivation, it needs to be present in order to make progress.
To ensure your level of Motivation is kept at the optimum level, it helps to set yourself a few realistic, achievable goals with a reward built in. Keep it real. I remember a client who wanted to lose 54 pounds, and she booked a short holiday with her friends in Ibiza for later in the year as her reward. She kept the booking confirmation and a bikini photo stuck to the fridge.
There are two distinct schools of thought about Motivation. Some describe it like willpower as a “Depreciating Asset”. They believe that it is like a hormone, replenished in the brain only through sleep. So, you wake up in the morning, and you have a strong level of motivation to do anything. Then, as the day progresses, it depreciates. This would fit in with the fact that people trying to stop smoking or take drugs always cave in around 8:00 p.m., never 8 a.m. Most people on a diet will report caving in during the evening, never first thing in the morning.
The second school of thought around motivation is that, once again, like willpower, it is like a muscle. The idea is that the more the ‘Motivation Muscle’ is flexed and used, the stronger it becomes. This also fits in with conversations with people trying to overcome an issue; the more they try, the further they seem to get. The more they do it, the easier it is. You may also enjoy reading our page: “Celebrity weight-loss secrets”
She told me she focused her thoughts every night, remembering the last holiday she took with her friends. She remembered being slim and feeling so confident. Her friends were often commenting about all the attention she received from boys on the beach. She wanted that feeling back so much that opening the fridge door to binge on one food item or another was just not an option. She Was Motivated…
Motivation is the driving force for change. If you don’t have enough of it, you will find it very hard, maybe even impossible, to lose weight. A lack of motivation is often the difference between success and failure. You may find that your food cravings are too strong or that you’re not really sure of what you want to achieve. Finding the right motivation will help you get started and keep going until you reach your goal.
As we have said, motivation is a key factor in weight loss. You need a plentiful supply. The unexpected phone call from friends inviting you out for a pizza and a bottle of wine will always come at the worst moment possible; that’s guaranteed. It’s when you’re tired, cold, or feeling a little down that you need motivation to pull you through. The temptation to eat, or maybe open a bottle of wine, will be relentless when you are on a diet.
The intensity and the frequency of motivation varies from person to person, but it can be elevated through specific techniques, such as committing to keeping a ‘Food Diary’. This helps people to see what they are eating and how often they’re eating without paying attention, and so makes them more aware of what they’re putting in their mouths. In addition, recording what you eat leads to better decision-making when choosing meals because you’ll have a visual reminder of past failures or successes.
When weight-loss clients visit us, one of the first sets of Forensic weight-loss questions we ask include; ‘Do you ever eat when you are stressed, tired, bored, sad, lonely, depressed, or maybe just to please somebody else? This, of course, is emotional eating. Motivation is very important in overcoming and changing these traits. Read our page on Fasting for a little more assistance.
The best way to overcome bad habits is to be highly motivated. What this means is that you should find reasons, reasons you want to change and real reasons that are important to you. You can then use these reasons to keep you going to pull you through your day literally. Read our page around Saying No To Diet Bars or Shakes
In one of the sessions in the My Weigh Less course, we tell the true story of a young girl who had been trying to lose weight for over five years and failed miserably each time; her doctor and parents were worried about the effect on her future health. She needed to lose around 70 pounds. Her parents had paid for her to go to a Boot Camp and also to visit a private doctor in London. She had tried just about every diet available. Nothing worked.
She had a talent, a truly amazing voice. Sadly, she would only sing at home as she was embarrassed about anyone seeing her enormous body, but singing was her passion in life. Apparently, her mother, without her daughter knowing, completed an application form for her to attend an audition for a top UK TV talent show.
The rest is history, really; she was invited to attend a live TV audition five months later. She arrived at the London studio 44 pounds lighter, and before the next round of auditions, she had reached her target weight…What happened…Motivation I guess. You may also like to read our page about instant versus delayed gratification: “Diet by numbers”
You can’t change your habits overnight, but you have the power within yourself to find the reasons that are important and powerful enough to implement real change. Search deep in your mind. Take as much time as you need to understand just what makes life worth living in your world, then fight through those cravings!
A great strategy that has proven to help is being motivated by something or someone other than yourself— sometimes, we need an extra push from our loved ones (or even pets) if they will listen. You can also read our page: “Helping my husband to lose weight”
ANSWER. Motivation is the driving force behind accomplishing tasks and achieving goals. When it comes to weight loss, it’s the factor that keeps you focused and helps you overcome obstacles. Without sufficient motivation, it can be challenging to stick to a weight loss plan.
ANSWER. To stay motivated for weight loss, set realistic and achievable goals for yourself. Consider adding a reward system to reinforce your commitment. Visual reminders, like booking a vacation or keeping inspiring photos, can help maintain motivation.
ANSWER. Some compare motivation to a depleting hormone, as it often feels strongest in the morning and wanes as the day progresses. This can explain why people may struggle with cravings or overeating in the evening.
ANSWER. Motivation is a fundamental component of successful weight loss. It acts as a driving force, helping you resist food cravings, adhere to your diet, and make healthier choices. The absence of motivation can be a critical factor in weight loss failures.
ANSWER. Overcoming bad habits requires high levels of motivation. Find compelling reasons for change and use these motivations as your driving force. A deeper understanding of what makes life meaningful to you can help you fight through cravings and make lasting changes.
ANSWER. “In order to build motivation, you need to have a plan of what you expect and want to happen when you reach your goal weight. Factoid: “The real key to building motivation is to realise that the goal you are working towards is getting you much closer to something. Overcome the pain, and the payback is just around the corner…
ANSWER. Find somewhere warm, safe and quiet; sit, or better still, lay down. Close your eyes and daydream about what life will be like at your goal weight. Really see yourself, the new clothes, the fresh hairstyle and jewellery. Feel the elevated level of confidence and energy. Now, bottle that feeling up. Then, use it to expand the level of motivation when the call for the pizza arrives. You can go to Ibiza looking like a million dollars, or, of course, you can have a slice or two of pizza, but sadly, you cannot have both. There is a little secret that psychologists have been using for years. It’s the ‘Weight Loss Miracle’.
ANSWER. Well, at least choose the time of the battle. You will always be in your strongest position at the start of the day. In contrast, by 4:00 p.m., your levels of motivation and willpower will start to reduce, and you will become vulnerable. Just by being aware of this, it can make all the difference. You can read an interesting post here on why Diets Fail.
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