Did you know that over 80% of people give up on their weight loss endeavors? This shows that losing weight isn’t easy. One of the most effective ways of ensuring that you don’t give up is to seek motivation. Here are some of the ways in which you can motivate yourself for weight loss:
Make A Commitment
Do you have a person whom you truly respect and wouldn’t like to disappoint? You should commit to this person about the amount of weight that you want to lose within a given time frame. When you commit to a respectable person, you keep on pushing yourself to ensure that you don’t fail.
Who hates rewards? The weight loss journey can be boring and tedious. To stay motivated, you should regularly award yourself even when you make just a small progress. For ideal results you shouldn’t motivate yourself with food rewards. You should reward yourself with non-food items such as a new book. You can also reward yourself with a lazy Saturday of watching movies in bed.
Keep Clean Records
You need to treat weight loss like a business: you should keep clean records of anything that you do. This includes the foods that you eat, the exercises you engage in, and how much you weigh at different times.
When you keep records you clearly see where you have come from and where you are going. Every time you weigh yourself you should record your weight and compare it to your target weight. If you notice that you are experiencing a plateau, you should seek professional help.
Allow Pushers Into Your Life
Pushers are people who will encourage you to keep up with your weight loss efforts. They can be anyone: from your spouse to your mom or friend. Weight loss experts recommend that you should also allow critics into your life. These are people who will criticize you and show you how you can’t make it in your efforts. You should use the critics as your motivation where you work hard to prove them wrong.
Use The Blue Magic
If you are having trouble with your eating habits, you should make use of the blue magic. Here you need to ensure that you eat your food in blue plates. You should also drink in blue cups. If possible, you should color your food blue.
Research studies have shown that the blue color is an appetite suppressant; therefore, when you include blue in your meals, you will eat small portions which will be great benefit in your weight loss efforts.
Studies have shown that when you envision yourself in the future you become aggressive in pursuing your vision. If your vision is to be able to wear a sexy bikini to the beach, you should envision yourself wearing the bikini. The best way of doing this is closing your eyes and seeing yourself where you want to be. It’s also wise that you collect pictures of the person that you want to look like once you lose weight.
These are tips on how to motivate yourself for weight loss. When setting your target weight, always be realistic.