Sunday, April 1, 2007

Weightloss motovation

How To Keep Your Weight Loss Motivation

When it comes to weight loss motivation, it is something that a lot of people feel they have lost. Whether it is down the back of the sofa, or dropped in the street, the motivation just isn't there to lose weight.

So how can you find this motivation again and lose weight?

The first step is to make sure you have targeted goals. "I'm trying to lose some weight is not a set goal!

Instantly, I know they are struggling and their chances of succeeding on their diet are slim.


Because they are "trying to lose SOME weight". Tell me, what is some weight? Some weight is a pound, some weight is an ounce, some weight is 100 pounds! Some weight is an indefinable quantity that you are not really sure about.

When you are dieting, you have little weight loss motivation because sub-consciously, you do not know where you are going to end up with your weight loss program. All you know is that you are going to lose "SOME" weight. So if you diet for a bit and then find yourself a pound lighter ... CONGRATULATIONS! You've lost SOME weight.

Yeah sure, it's not what you really had in mind, I'm pretty sure you wanted to lose more than a pound, but sub-consciously - you've achieved your goal, so congratulations ... and back to eating you go.

When you are dieting it is absolutely vital that you know exactly how much weight you need to lose. This will provide you with weight loss motivation and the keys to success. If you know exactly how much you are getting rid of then

1) You know what you are aiming for
2) You know when you have got there
3) There is no confusion between your conscious and sub-conscious minds
4) You can stay motivated as you progress towards your weight loss target

Now, this may sound to you like it is very simplistic and silly and that "it's far too childish to work" (as a client said to me). But ... and let me just say that again in capital letters, BUT it works ... why does it work Jason? You may ask ... It works because your sub-conscious mind is like a child! It is very simple, very honest and without guile.

So play this childish game with yourself, put your weight loss goals own on paper and find your weight loss motivation.