Weight Loss Motivation Tips
Essential Weight Loss Motivation Tips by Clinical Dietitian Cynthia
Losing weight is not hard, and finding the motivation to start the weight loss journey is harder. That’s probably why, that the number of overweight people consistently rises while, at the same time, there are fewer people embarking on weight loss journey of their own. Clinical Dietitian Mrs. Cynthia has put together tips that help start and stick to a healthy weight loss plan and stay motivated all along.
1. Remind yourself about why you wanted to lose weight in the first place
Make a list of all the reasons why you want to lose weight. Put your listing up in a place where it can continuously remind you. Studies have shown that people are more successful if their weight loss motivation comes from within.
2. Have realistic expectations and set different goals
Set personalized and realistic goals with your dietitian to help you achieve your targets and decrease the feeling of frustration that can lead you to give up. Popular diets or trends promise quick and easy weight loss, but it is recommended to lose 0.5 to 1 kg per week to make sure you are losing fat safely with the maintenance of your muscle mass.
3. Keep a food and weight loss journal
Make a journal where you write down everything you eat and drink, including beverages and snacks. Record your emotions, your weight, exercise and amount of water you had during the day. Self-monitoring is crucial to weight loss motivation and success.
4. Find your support system and celebrate your successes
Celebrate your achievements regarding your weight loss goals with your loved ones and friends who support you on your journey. Give yourself some credit when you accomplish a goal. When you feel pride in yourself, you will increase your motivation.
5. Talk with your doctor about other non-surgical ways that can boost your weight loss
Seek professional help to aid your weight loss efforts if you are unable to stick to your diet.
Ask about intragastric balloons, a non-surgical procedure that can boost your weight loss. The Elipse balloon is one of the recent technologies that involves placing a soft balloon in your stomach without surgery, endoscopy or anesthesia.