Even when you accept that you need to lose weight to become or stay healthy, it can be hard to maintain your motivation over time. It's common to start on a new diet with a burst of energy, then to lose your motivation to continue. Staying motivated can be especially hard when you hit a plateau or if you gain back a few of the pounds you had lost. But there are ways to keep pushing through these periods. If you stay motivated, you will feel better physically and mentally, and your heart will be healthier. These are some of the main ways that you can keep losing weight and moving toward your goal.
- Avoid fad diets.
- Work toward permanent behavior change.
- Cope with your feelings without using food.
- Find and ask for support.
Following these steps will keep you moving toward your weight-loss goal.