Are you feeling unmotivated? Feeling like it’s impossible to follow a diet even for a week? Did not go to the gym yesterday? Found an excuse to stay in bed and not exercise? Don’t worry; it happens to all of us, and there are ways of getting your motivation back. Here are a few tips:
Take a few notes during your day with the things that you ate. Also, notice your feelings and thoughts, how much weight you already lost, what’s been challenging, your failures, achievements and things like that. Check your notes and see how far you have progressed since you started. It can help you not to give up and instead lead you back to your focus. Apps like Lifesum can help you keep track of what you eat, and since you always have your phone with you (right?), it’s really convenient.
It takes time to adjust to a new habit, so if you fail to follow the diet sometimes is not the end of the world. The important thing is not to make it an everyday thing. Avoid eating the foods you like can have the opposite effect.
If you are feeling crazy for fat food, and want to attack the refrigerator, change your focus. Read a book, watch a movie, anything that makes you forget the food for a while. Eating can make you happy in the moment, but it can also make you feel regretful later.
Involving friends and family can be an excellent way to stay motivated. You can start an exercise group together or cook healthy food on the weekend. You can also motivate each other to get back on track when motivation is running low.
With this advice, you may feel more encouraged to go after your goals, but always remember to respect your body. Having unrealistic goals increase the chances of frustration and failure. Your health is important, and exercise together with a healthy food plan can improve your life greatly. Stay focused on your habits and the way you lead your life, and be less concerned with your body shape and weight, to make your journey inspiring and truly healthy.
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