How do you motivate yourself to lose weight through a long term diet?

How do you motivate yourself to lose weight through a long term diet?

Probably most of us tried some diet. Once, twice, or … ten times. We all tend to try new diets or come back to those that already had a good impact on our body. Sometimes. But how many of you finally gave up? Have you tried to motivate yourself to change your lifestyle for longer than just a month?

It’s what I often do. I’m looking for a new diet, workout plan or combination of both. And I go fully into this. And for some time I really succeed. I lose weight, improve my body, feel better and I know that finally, I found the plan that I was looking for.

And then I stop for some reason. I’m sick so I can’t go for a gym, I’m doing over hours so I don’t have time to eat healthy stuff, I’m going on vacations so I stop both diet and workouts. Put here whatever you want, but I can bet that I’m not the only one who has such a problem.

I think that we all want too disruptive change

New diet, new workout, new habits… Eating fewer calories and going more often for a gym. Started at the same time. Don’t you think it’s too much? Too much of new things just at the beginning? Maybe it is something that can work for a month or two. But then those over hours come. And if’s normal that your body resigns from this new, extra activity. The one that needs extra motivation.

We should do small steps instead

If gym is something new for you, don’t start working out five days a week. Do it once or twice. If you were eating McDonald’s twice a week, don’t start with gluten and lactose-free diet. Just limit fast food and sweats. And make sure you fully understand why you follow those rules. It can’t be diet, it has to be a way of living.

Long term project

It’s the case of all ‘diets’. If you say diet, probably you think about some restrictions that will last for a week, month or half a year. Does you mind it is positive? Probably not.
What will you do when it ends? I much more believe in building a healthy lifestyle and healthy routine. Learning the steps that you enjoy, understand and will follow in your further life. Learn what is good for you and use it.

I think that if we say about good and healthy habits, it always should be a long term project.
As I said before, I’m the person who starts with a healthy lifestyle over and over again. And you know what? It’s super frustrating when you already see the results and then lose it. Fat comes back, your energy is lover again, your new, smaller-sized clothes don’t fit…

When you already build some routine, it is much more easier to follow, than start from the beginning.

It works with diet, workout or … language learning. Imagine that you were learning some new language for half a year and then made a break for another six months. Have you started from the level before quitting? Probably not. I can bet that you forgot a lot.
Your muscle also has it’s memory. It pains most at the beginning. It’s the same with diet. Sugar is a perfect example. It addicts, so the most difficult is to start. At the very beginning, you always have the feeling that you are missing chocolate / ice creams / put here what you like most. But then your body fits new reality and that’s not so big issue anymore.

Most difficult is to build a new routine. Building it from scratch after some break also is not easy. It’s just wasting your time and energy. If you are tired, learn to rest, not to quit.

So what to do?

If you want to get fit, you have to keep in mind 3 elements: you have to take care of your diet, exercise, and mindset. And start smartly: with simple steps. But with steps that make the difference.

Probably you agree that diet and exercise are important, that’s obvious. But why mindset? Hah, for me it’s the base. As I said it first part of this post, to make real progress, you absolutely need proper mindset! It’s easy to start, but to make consistent progress? Not to give up? The journey is long, but for sure it is worth.

Diet is another big block. There are some rules like 5 meals a day, hydration, reducing snacks etc.

But how about exercise? I believe that any physical movement is a super start. Go for a walk, trek in the mountains during the weekend, go cycling or skating. Just move and do something! You don’t have to move to the gym right now. Just be consistent and don’t stop. Or do you really want to stay at home? If so, there are some digital programs that can work for you.

Do you wonder how to match this?

2 week diet program. It is a weight loss program which helps to lose weight in a short period of time.

Recently I have found 2 week diet program. It is a weight loss program which helps to lose weight in a short period of time. But don’t get wrong about the name. No matter if you want to lose double-digit amount of pounds in a month, or just start your healthy routine, here is something that should interest you.

It’s a comprehensive all-in-one system, that treats all elements that are important for making a consistent change: mindset, diet, and exercise. It answers all the doubts and questions that we as clients of many mainstream diet industry have and makes sure that we will understand all rules.

It treats both diet and exercise with a straightforward, step-by-step plan of action. And if you follow the rules, it’s the last diet book that you have to buy – they teach how to maintain weight loss and how to continue on this new journey.
Check the program. Or if you are not convinced, here you can find my review of 2 week diet plan: 2 Week Diet Plan Review: lose weight & gain energy

Motivate yourself to lose weight through a long term diet. I don't diet, I just eat according to my goals

Don’t treat a new healthy routine like a diet. Make it a lifestyle, that you enjoy, understand and the one that excites you. And it will be natural for you to follow it every day. No matter if you are on vacations or at work. It will be as normal as a morning shower. See the benefits and don’t lose energy on starting over and over again. Instead, boost your energy level thanks to a new healthy routine. Be a better you: beautiful, optimist and smiley person you always wanted to be.

Good luck!

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