There are many reasons people’s motivation to lose weight and perform regular exercise takes a nosedive, from bad weather and tiredness to stress and lack of results. If you’re struggling keeping on track, here are some things to consider.
Choose your goals
Setting goals is a great way to stick to a regime. With something like weight loss, you should note down the goals you want to achieve in the long run and in the short term. This means sitting down and deciding where you want to be in a month, 6 months and a year’s time. This may sound funny but people who actually write down their goals are much more likely to achieve them.
It’s important that you also note your starting point (i.e. your weight and BMI) as this will allow you to track your results and help you be conscious of improvements you have made or need to make.
Get proper sleep
People all too often give up on their responsibilities because they are tired or worn out, for example skipping the gym because of a tiring day at work. Having a good sleeping rhythm will allow you to feel energised and refreshed throughout the day. The more your sleep pattern bounces around – the more likely you are to lose motivation to exercise and stick to your plans.
One of the main reasons people lose motivation and subsequently stop with exercise is that they set themselves unrealistic goals. Setting your goals too high will only cause disappointment and is not conducive to making progress.
Instead of trying the impossible – set yourself a realistic goal. In achieving this realistic goal, you will feel progress is being made, which will spur you on to make even more progress in the future.
If you ever feel like you need help losing weight – you should consider using a fat binder. The XLS Medical fat binder helps decrease the amount of fat you absorb as well as increase the efficiency of a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Eat a healthy breakfast
Eating a healthy breakfast is essential for those wanting to stick to their long-term weight loss programme. You are much more likely to think about the food you eat for the rest of the day if you start off with something healthy.
If you begin the day with a high calorie meal such as a fry up, you’re much more likely to enter a frame of mind which says ‘I will eat better tomorrow’ and subsequently you may eat poorly for the rest of the day.