How Can I Get Motivated to Lose Weight and Eat Healthy?
Make small changes that add up to big changes.
Celebrate small wins along the way.
You can also plan to exercise and cook.
You can also reach out to a dietitian or doctor for support.
Whether you’re motivated by someone else’s success or need help, remember that losing weight and eating healthy is possible.
Here are some ways to motivate yourself:
Find a role model
The most effective way to get motivated to lose weight and eat healthier is to find someone with whom you can identify. Find someone who embodies a healthy lifestyle and inspires you to follow suit. For some people, looking like a model may hinder their weight loss efforts, so look for someone who has achieved their weight loss goal with ease and who you can relate to. Some people find it helpful to have a dog as a weight loss companion. In fact, research shows that dog owners are more likely to engage in physical activity than those without a pet.
Using a role model can also help you plan your workouts or encourage your friends to join you at the gym. Having a healthy role model to follow can inspire you to make healthy changes as well, and it can also give you positive feedback. It also provides you with valuable resources on how to exercise, what weights to lift, and how to increase your heart rate. A role model can also help you lose weight and eat healthier and motivate others around you.
The best role model for weight loss isn’t a celebrity. It can be a friend or family member who has achieved the goal you wish to achieve. Listen to their success story or follow their blog to keep your motivation high. Be sure to avoid role models who have failed or exhibited a negative image of themselves. These role models can give you inspiration and help you stay motivated and on track to reach your goal.
Improve your relationship with food
Developing a healthy relationship with food involves consciously choosing to eat certain foods and limiting your intake of others. This requires practicing flexibility and balance while eating. It also helps you recognise unhealthy eating habits. If you feel deprived or hungry after eating, consider developing a healthy relationship with food. Here are some tips that can help you get started. You might even experience both positive and negative effects from your relationship with food.
Start by reframing your relationship with food. By removing unhealthy food from your home, you’ll be more likely to appreciate the taste of food. This will make you more likely to enjoy your meals and continue creating healthy meals. You’ll feel better about eating if you’re eating well, and your mental wellbeing will benefit. Then, start making small changes to your diet, such as eating breakfast.
If you’re trying to lose weight, improve your relationship with food. By taking the time to practice CBT, you can address negative thoughts about your body. Even if you’ve already lost weight, you may still have negative thoughts about your body. CBT helps you address these thoughts, and helps you deal with the socially-imposed “ideal” body standards. The positive feelings that result will make you more motivated to eat healthy and lose weight.
Your partner may not be on the same path as you. You may have shared meals and a kitchen, and you may find it difficult to resist the temptation to indulge in unhealthy foods. However, you should be honest with your partner and set boundaries to keep you on track. Your partner may want to take on the task as well, so make sure to discuss your plan and avoid any misunderstandings with your partner.
Reach out to a doctor or dietitian for help
A doctor or dietitian can give you advice about how to lose weight and eat healthy foods. These professionals are skilled in assessing your current diet and recommending changes. They consider cultural preferences as well as the latest science to provide you with personalized advice about how to eat healthier. For example, dietitians advise against high-calorie drinks. Your physician may recommend a diet plan that includes fruits and vegetables.
A doctor or dietitian can provide advice on how to improve your diet and get more energy. They can help you lose weight, manage your weight, and learn about eating disorders. The first step in working with a dietitian is to book a discovery call with Kayley. You will then be able to see how Kayley can help you meet your nutrition goals.