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5 Weight Loss Motivation Tips That Work

Stay Focused on Getting Slimmer and Staying that Way

 

“I’m going to be a fat blob on my wedding day!” The voice on the other end of the phone was desperate. “Can you help me?”

So Karen came to see me. “It’s always the same,” she told me. “I’m motivated for a few days and lose weight, then something happens. I gain everything – and more – back again! My wedding’s in three months! That should be motivation enough, but lately my weight’s been even more all over the place!”

Karen was right. Weight loss motivation is easy…at first. Rapid progress, compliments, wearing outfits you really want to, feeling more attractive, having more energy. All this positive feedback is motivating, captivating. Yet this weight loss ‘honeymoon period’ inevitably wanes. And then it can get tough.

Slim people do it! How?

Living as a slim person is a way of life. A healthy weight won’t be sustainable long-term if it requires constant positive feedback and the excitement of feeling newly slimmer.

“What do you mean: ‘Something happens’?” I asked Karen.

“Well, I might have a problem at work, or my kids wind me up, or I start worrying about being fat at my wedding!”

Ah, so Karen, like millions of people who struggle with their weight, was using food for emotional support as well as simply nutrition.

We had a simple goal, then. Karen needed to start thinking and behaving like a slim person long-term, up to and beyond her wedding. What follows are some of the approaches we used; you can ‘make them your own’ so they really work for you.

Tip 1: Think slim

 

This tip is about that all-important moment: What do you experience just before you eat something? Do you tussle with yourself? “I really shouldn’t… but I want to!” Do you imagine how the food will taste, even feel in the mouth? Or do you focus on the real consequences, rather than the temporary satisfactions of eating?

People who are overweight tend to imagine how food is going to taste and feel as they eat. In contrast, people who naturally ‘eat slim’ tend to imagine how that pie or cake will feel heavy in their stomachs for so long after they’ve eaten it. Jumping from a great height might feel fun whilst it lasts, but the consequences that come after we hit the ground are what we consider when deciding not to do it.

So when you’re tempted to eat something you don’t need, practice imagining how your stomach is going to feel ten minutes or an hour after you’ve consumed that weight-increasing food. Keep it up until this becomes a natural habit for you.

Tip 2: Surround yourself with slim people

No, I’m not suggesting you dump all your less-than-slender friends. But research has shown that the average body type of the people with whom you hang out affects your weight and size (1). Start hanging around with slimmer, fitter types (perhaps at the gym) and your subconscious mind will pick up a new template for what is ‘normal’. Karen started hanging out and socializing with slim types at a jogging club.

Tip 3: Be fair to yourself

 

Imagine someone walks up a hundred steps but feels a bit tired, so they stop and step back down one step. They tell you bitterly: “Now I may as well forget this whole idea of reaching the top! I’ve totally blown it!”

What?! You’d think that was crazy, right? Acting as if all that progress, the 99 steps they did climb, never happened – because they had one slip! But people do this all the time when it comes to weight loss.

You lose weight, maybe four or five pounds, maybe much more. But you slip, have a bad day or a ‘weak moment’, and eat something you shouldn’t have. And what do you tell yourself? “I’ve completely blown it! Now I might as well really binge!”

Beware the perfectionism trap. Aim to eat sensibly and healthily most of the time, not all the time. We all consume more than we should of the wrong kind of food or drink now and then.

Everyone’s weight fluctuates a bit and you should prepare for this (once you’ve reached a healthy weight). Have a ‘sliding scale’ in your mind of a couple of pounds on either side of your target weight. No one can live for long under a self-imposed, too harsh dictatorship.

Tip 4: Weight loss is not a cure-all

 

Sure, being healthier, fitter, and so on will have positive and maybe unexpected ripple effects. However, even as a slimmer person you’ll still have a bad day in the office, moments of self-doubt, or times when you feel undervalued.

Many people feel let down when they become slimmer and then find that being slim doesn’t solve all their problems in one go. They then revert to eating poorly again. Don’t fall into this trap.

You have lots of different needs which need to be fulfilled in life. Being slimmer, healthier, and fitter is just one of them.

Tip 5: Eat when you’re hungry

I know this sounds obvious, but eating sugary foods causes a subsequent crash in energy, leaving you wanting more sweetness. On the other hand, eating for slow energy release is a sustainable way to keep your weight loss motivation firing on all cylinders without you having to consciously think about it. For slow-release energy, eat protein with every meal alongside ‘good carbs’ such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans. This avoids the ‘crash and burn’ of sugar overdosing.

Karen walked down the aisle over six years ago. I still see her at my gym sometimes. She tells me that the happiest day of her life was so happy because she felt so healthy. The fact that she was slim was (and is) just a happy outer reflection of the changes she’s experienced in the ways she feels and thinks about food.

(1) Having an obese friend dramatically increases the risk of becoming similarly fat, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Obesity is ‘socially contagious’, spreading from person to person in a social network, researchers said. The study found that if one person becomes obese, those closely connected to them have a greater chance of becoming obese themselves. Surprisingly, the greatest effect was seen not among people sharing the same genes or household, but among friends.

Mark Tyrrell is a Guest Blogger for PickTheBrain,  therapist, trainer and author. He has created many  articles and audios on self help and personal development, including many on weight loss.

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    Number 3 seems to be the most critical one.  Many people find it easy to lose weight but very difficult to keep it off.  It’s important to allow for days of over-indulgence and not to let those day become the excuse for weight regain. 

  • Anonymous

    Number 3 seems to be the most critical one.  Many people find it easy to lose weight but very difficult to keep it off.  It’s important to allow for days of over-indulgence and not to let those day become the excuse for weight regain. 

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    I don’t know where to get some inspiration for my weight loss from?
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  • Lydia

    I don’t know if I could stick to a diet plan?
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  • Jack

    My family eats terrible foods and my house is stocked with them. I’m only 16 so I can’t just go around dictating what food my parents should buy. I’m literally the only person who participates in sports/working out. But I’m not here to complain, I was just wondering if anyone has any tips? Anything at all would be helpful, thanks.

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    I had a roommate last year who was overweight. Subsequently, I found that I gained far more weight than I was comfortable with just being around her. I think it was because even as I gained weight, I could always look at her and think “I’m not as heavy as she is,” even as my waistline grew.

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  • girly

    This article is SO true! I fall off the wagon sometimes for weeks at a time…but I try not to think of this as failure, and just as a minor blip that I’ll get over soon. I also use a VERY handy app on my iphone called My Fitness Pal. I record everything I eat and how much exercise I do. This motivates me to stick to it and also made me much more aware of how many calories there are in certain foods. Another extremely good thing for me is my dog. He makes me go for that walk and gets me out at the weekend, walking, hiking, doing things that I probably wouldn’t do if it weren’t for him!

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    What about gut bacteria as the direct link between obesity and non-obese people? I understand what you are saying about socially picking up bad behaviors, but it seems as though your article perpetuates outcasting of obese people or fat related racism.

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    Focus on how you feel not how you look. Thinking in terms of health instead of pounds and inches will help make weight loss easier and fun. Thanks for sharing.

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    Too often, people hold on to the belief that they can’t think or act like a thin person until they reach their goal weight, says Linda Spangle, RN, MA, owner of Weight Loss for Life in Denver and author of Life is Hard, Food is Easy: The 5-Step Plan to Overcome Emotional Eating and Lose Weight on Any Diet. But staying trapped in your old, unhealthy mindset can sabotage the very behaviors you’re trying so hard to change.

    “I encourage people who are trying to lose weight to build an image of how they would not only look, but also how they would act and feel when they are thin,” says Spangle.

    If you are a visual person, for example, hang a favorite outfit where you can see it every day, then picture how well the outfit is going to fit you. If you’re a movement-oriented person, picture how it would “feel” to slide easily past the empty seats in the theater row, or imagine the ease of fastening a seat belt in an airplane.

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    High protein and fatty foods are causes of weight gain. Avoid all fatty and fried foods because these are high in proteins. Limit the alcohol and smoking. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Exercise at least 30 minutes in a day and stay hydrate. It improve your mental health, mood an physical fitness.

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  • Wandering Cat

    One thing I found that helps me is laying out the diet and/or exercise plan in a weekly (or biweekly or monthly) chart. I know what’s for each meal or snack; and I know what the exercise routine is for that day (with an alternate choice in case of bad weather). This reduces the temptation factor to very manageable levels because you eliminate the struggle for what is right to eat (if you’re out, carry a cheat sheet of what’s okay;also, many restaurants have their menus/nutrition info online, too). For the exercise, the planned and then the recorded achieved makes a great record on how far your fitness levels have come up.

    Ate something and then had a bad reaction? You have a record to share with your doc.

    Did a certain exercise fail to give results? Share with your fitness coach or fellow exerciser and they may have a solution that better suits your body and situation. With no plans or records of what happened, you’ll be wondering in a while exactly what occurred so you don’t repeat it. (Memory is a odd thing at times.)

    Do this planning and record keeping forever? Why not? Old diaries are fun to review for the writer and may be inspiring for children and grandchildren. It will help you maintain, too.

    The big clue here is taking whatever diet/exercise plan you’ve chosen
    and making it yours. You know the old quip: “Plan your work and work your plan.”

    Coaches don’t send their team out to do whatever. They know their opponent, make their plans, and discuss it with the team pre-game time (we all have seen the chalkboard full of diagrams). The playbook. Use the above idea to make your personal playbook. Then go out and win!

    Thanks for reading. I think I needed my own pep talk :D

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  • PennyJar

    Even though this article is from several years ago, I’m glad I found it! I’ve read so many weight loss motivation tips and they usually leave me with an “eh” feeling. I rarely take away good, useful information, but this article digs deep into the mental emotions of weight loss. I am the type of person you described who imagines how food tastes/feels, and I really like the idea of changing my way of thinking (heavy stomach feeling). Interesting! THANK YOU.

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