Losing weight is a big challenge to almost everybody who pursues this goal. There are so many factors that will make one to lose motivation in losing weight and so many people just get tired and quit the weight loss struggle. The most discouraging point in weight is when you reach the plateau stage i.e. when weight loss slows down or stops completely. Unless you seek motivation to move on, you never be able to achieve the weight that you desire. The following are 10 ways to stay motivated to lose weight.
Find someone who you trust and one who understand about your weight loss goal. This person should not pressure you to work out or diet but should encourage you to move on even when your motivation is at its lowest. The person should also be willing to work out with you at times.
Drink a lot of water. Avoid drinks that have calories such as sodas and juice. Water will help you to keep hydrated and it will also aid in removing toxins from the body.
Watch motivating shows and videos. Look for materials that will encourage you to lose weight. You can watch videos of people showing how they were before losing weight and how they look presently.
Try not to compare yourself with other people. People have different types of bodies and there are those who will have easier times losing weight than others. If you compare yourself with other people, you might get discouraged when you see them getting back in shape while you are still stagnating at the same point.
Try new techniques that will boost your motivation for example you can have a picture of a person before losing weight and after losing weight. You can stick these pictures on the wall and look at them every time you engage in workouts.
Reward yourself every time you feel you have made an achievement for example you can buy yourself a new outfit after losing 10 pounds.
Try new exercises. Sometimes you might lose motivation for engaging in the same workouts every day. Look for something new that will keep you going.
Create a motivating environment for example; have music playing while you are doing your workouts.
Make a bet about your weight loss for example you can tell your trusted friend that you will pay her $500 if you fail to lose 30 pounds in 5 months.
Try to visualize your weight loss goals. Every time you wake up in the morning, close your eyes and try to see the person you will become after you have shed those extra pounds. Imagine all the things that you will be able to do without those pounds.