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Weight Loss Motivation Tips & Advice

Find it hard to stay motivated when you're trying to lose weight? Don't worry, it's completely normal - we all do it. Here are some motivation tips to try and keep you on track. We can help you stay motivated, join our forum for free!

9 Weight Loss Motivation Tips:

Have a role model

Have a role model, someone you know who eats healthily and works out regularly. Notice how that person acts around food, what they eat and how they eat. How do they fit in exercise within their lifestyle. You need to think like a slim person too.

Lose your clothes as you lose the weight

Get rid of any clothes that are too big for you as soon as you lose weight. Anyone with a fat set of clothes in the wardrobe is expecting to fit them again and actions often follow expectations, before you know it you'll be eating to fit them.

Take inspiration from others

Buy and read slimming magazines and then cut out those inspirational stories of people who have succeeded in losing more weight than you. If they can do it, so can you. Re-read the stories when you're feeling down about your diet or think you are reaching a weight loss plateau. People who lose weight are not super-human. They just decided to go for it and then never gave up!

Take progress photos every month!

Take a picture of yourself in your swimsuit or leotard at the start of your program. Each month take another picture wearing the same thing. Feel your weight loss motivation sore as the swimsuit gets baggy while you shrink. A Digital camera is great for taking those pictures you don't want to take to the developers!

Reward yourself for reaching goals

Boost your weight loss motivation by promising yourself a treat when you reach your goals. Build in some non-food rewards for every little step you take as well as for major milestones.

How about a beauty treatment for each 4lbs lost? Or buy a book by your favourite author and allow yourself time to read in peace (and without guilt) each time you do your full workout. And each time you make a healthy choice rather than an available unhealthy choice (walking instead of taking the car, fresh fruit instead of ice-cream) pat yourself on the back.

Desire rather than willpower

Weight loss motivation is all about desire rather than willpower. How much do you want to lose weight? How much more do you want to lose weight than you want to eat fattening food and lay on the sofa watching TV all day? List all your reasons for wanting to lose weight, or stay healthy and slim. Add more reasons to your list as you think of them. Make reading your list the first thing you do in the morning.

Start a hobby that involves fitness

It could be bush walking, rock-climbing, tennis, golf, or scuba-diving. If you require physical fitness to enjoy the activity you will be more inclined to train for it.

Use a personal trainer

A good personal trainer is an awesome motivational tool. Make sure you find the right one and if you get a trainer that doesn't suit you don't be afriad to ask for a replacement!

Read something that inspires you

It could be a biography, quote, poem, or song. Use other peoples experiences to give you that lift. There are plenty of members right here who have lost weight and kept it off. Check out our forum for more details.