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Weight Loss Motivation Starts Within You

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Losing weight may be a tedious and often disheartening task for many. Apart from being kept off from all your favorite foods, you also have to spend hours at the gym just to achieve that perfect body you have always wanted. But diet and exercise are the two best solutions to weight problems – no more, no less. Here, people are now finding a weight loss motivation to keep them routed to their path to weight loss.

Going, going, gone

One day, you wake up and look at the mirror and you did not like what you saw. You decided to head to the gym and start a diet so you can shed a few pounds. After enrolling in a gym and throwing away all the junk foods in your shelf, you think, "hey, this is easy!"

But after a few weeks, the excitation wears away and you start to miss all the chocolates and sweets you used to eat. At this rate, weight loss begins to slow down until it comes to a point where exercise and diet are not even making a dent in your weight. The problem: motivation is dwindling. What you need is a weight loss motivation to help you get back on track.

What it is

A weight loss motivation can range from success stories, quotes, and even hypnosis. The aim of a weight loss motivation is to give you that mental and emotional push to keep your weight loss journey smooth-sailing.

Self motivation

The best weight loss motivation, however, starts with you. You do not need a doctor or another person to tell you to lose weight; weight loss starts with your inner desire. For self-motivation, here are a few tips:

Learn to accept yourself and your limitations – understand what you can and can not do. Do not push your body too hard when it comes to exercise. But do not make the mistake of not pushing your body at all.

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Progress April-May 2011

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For those of you who have been following my "Project 365" (although I’m way behind on adding pics), you may remember that I posted a picture on January 3, 2011, of a bikini I bought with the goal of losing enough weight to fit into it "by summer."

Guess what? Summer’s here, and here is the progress I’ve made so far: In April, the weather was getting warmer; and I decided it was time to get serious about my weight loss goals. In addition to watching what I eat (especially elminating as many carbs as possible after lunchtime) and exercise, I learned about a company (AdvoCare) that sells nutritional supplements that noy only help maintain wellness but assist with weight loss in a healthy way (the only way I wanted to do it).

On April 12, 2011 (left), I weighed in at 172 lbs and didn’t dare think of posting that picture the way I looked in the bikini. But just 6 weeks later on May 28, 2011 (right), I had lost 13 lbs and weighed 159. As of today (June 8, 2011), I’ve lost 2 more lbs and weigh 157–just 7 lbs away from my goal! In another month to 6 weeks, I should be there! 🙂

Posted by Princess Red Fox on 2011-06-09 02:26:56

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Luke Bremner Personal Training Edinburgh

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Luke Bremner Personal Training Edinburgh

With no gym membership our bespoke 1-2-1 personal training is carried out in your own private studio, allowing our Balanced Fitness Team to provide you with a tailored program solely designed for you to keep you motivated in achieving your goals.
35-37 North West Circus Place, EH3 6TW Edinburgh, United Kingdom · Get directions

Posted by SS1 Design on 2011-09-18 20:33:59

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Top 5 Characteristics of a Good Weight Loss Plan

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A great weight loss plan strikes a good balance between a healthy diet and an active lifestyle. It sounds so simple in theory, yet most of us who want to lose weight find it hard to stick to this philosophy alone. What’s worse is that we have read a tumultuous amount of literature regarding the “proper” or the “best” way to lose weight, and, somehow, we end up confusing ourselves even more.

When you make a commitment to lose weight, you have to make sure that you’re choosing a healthy weight loss plan. You may ask how can you ensure that the weight loss plan you’re about to make is the right one that will work for you. Well, simply put, it is all about watching what you eat and making sure you are engaged in an active sports or exercise program. For people who are bordering to obesity, it is best to consult a health fitness coach or a nutritionist to ensure that you get professional advice on the best weight loss plan that will suit your needs and lifestyle. However, for people who have gained a bit of weight and are wanting to live a healthier lifestyle, here are the top five characteristics of what constitutes a truly healthy weight loss plan.

1. Proper Nutrition Over Single-Item Diets

There is no short cut to healthy eating. For your benefit, simply avoid any weight loss plan that urges you to eat only one food item. Most people are under the impression that if we eat only foods that will increase fiber or protein intake, we’re good to go. It is worth emphasizing that healthy weight loss means eating a well-balanced diet from all food groups. Starving and food deprivation will definitely crash your system in the long run. You may lose weight temporarily but this will only encourage an unhealthy relationship with food. The key thing to remember is moderation.

2. Calorie-Conscious Diet Plan

Being mindful of what you eat is the first step to healthy eating. The best way to do this is to follow a plan that allows you to track your calorie intake. Being aware of how much calories you take in is an essential part of losing weight. A lot of us find it tedious to count calories. However, a healthy weight loss plan ensures that you get just the right amount of calories your body needs to burn energy. There is no need to eliminate caloric foods in your diet. Just choose a diet program that makes it convenient for you to calculate the number of calories you need to lose a certain amount of weight. Reading food labels is a good start.

3. Portion Management, Water Intake, and Weight Loss

Aside from calories, a good weight loss plan should encourage you to cultivate portion control. Again, there is no need to deprive yourself of food. A good weight loss plan allows you to exercise your inner discipline to consciously eat in moderation and … Read More