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Diet Motivation Tips to Lose Weight

Updated on April 11, 2012

The problem that most people encounter with diets is the lack of motivation to keep going. Motivation can come in many forms, and it can also be gone in many forms just as quick. The key to getting the most motivation for our diet relies within ourselves in the face of good news and bad news. Let’s take a look at some things that we can do to help keep ourselves motivated.

1. Create a goal.

When dieting we want to be able to have a realistic goal in mind. The main goal is going to be your overall goal. That is you want to lose 10 pounds, drop 4 dress sizes, or get a more toned body. This is your overall goal that you will ultimately achieve.

Once your main goal is in focus you need to create little goals to get there. This is where you can put our dieting plan into action. Place your exercise plan into action. Either way, you want create goals for yourself that you can break down by day and hours if you need to. These little goals are ones that with each step are going to be one less towards your ultimate goal.

2. Deadlines

Goals are there to establish a time line in which you will achieve them. There needs to be an end point in your progression that you have defined in your goals. Weight loss is not an overnight progression it does take time so set your goals, which are reasonable to attain. So, you may choose to set a goal at six months you want to lose 20 pounds this is realistic, and you may lose more. However, set your goals up to meet those small goals so that you will attain your over all goal at that six month time frame.

3. Goals do not stop

You should always be striving for a goal. As, each one passes you will become more and more motivated to continue. Never lose sight of the end and it is always a good idea to set more than one goal at a time. So, you want to lose 20 pounds in six months then also set the goal that you will be on a regular work out schedule at the end of that six month period. Each of the goals that you set should be interrelated to the overall goal. You will be able to accomplish much more in regards, to your overall health than before.

Now I realize having the motivation to keep going to attain a large goal is not easy matter. That is why you need the little goals to be set in front of you so you know that along the way you are making accomplishments. As, for the final outcome you will get there as long as you keep up with the small daily, weekly, and monthly goals your overall goal will begin to get closer and before you know you will be 20 pounds lighter.


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  • Lipnancy profile image

    Nancy Yager 

    6 years ago from Hamburg, New York

    Hope your hub is able to motivate many people.

  • Dale Hyde profile image

    Dale Hyde 

    6 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

    A great motivational hub! Well done! You are most certainly correct about the ongoing ways of a "goal". A goal need to be achieved then then it has to be maintained. Voted up, useful.


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