Top 10 Tips to Keep Motivated
1. Keep a food diary
Set it out like this â€“ Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Snack, Dinner. Record what you ate followed by the calories. At the end, write a calorie total.
2. Look at the pictureÂ of what you want your body like
Of course, keeping in mind at all times that you will achieve this by exercise and Healthy eating, Not fasting. Fasting only makes you hungrier and your body will not reward you.
3. Look at pictures of healthy food
Surf Tumblr for healthy food photos. Youâ€™ll see all the vibrant colours of juicy, crunchy veggies and luscious berries, which are all bursting with goodies for your body!
4. Put things into perspective
A small cheeseburger or a sweet muffin is equivalent to a massive plate of lean protein and unlimited vegetables. Enough said.
5. Weight loss â€“ 70% food, 30% exercise
If you run for an hour every day but eat junk, you wonâ€™t be slim. To work off 1 small choc cookie youâ€™ll need to do 12 laps of a large football field. Eat healthy; you wonâ€™t need to exercise as intensely.
Most people think of this beautiful season when they want to lose weight. Think of how confident and liberated you will feel in your favourite swimsuit.
Make yourself playlist of 10 songs you love! Each song is about 3 minutes â€“ thatâ€™s 30 minutes of exercise! Put on some comfy shoes and walk! If you have a large backyard, do laps! Itâ€™s relaxing and youâ€™ll breathe in some oxygen and soak in some Vitamin D from the Sun!
8. 6 day diet
Eating healthy can make you crave bad foods. So chose a day when you can splurge. You can â€˜upâ€™ the fruit by making a massive fruit salad. This â€˜ll fill you up so that you donâ€™t feel like cookies anymore, and although itâ€™s slightly higher in calories than your daily limit, youâ€™re still getting sweetness and nutrients!
9. Exercise with a friend.
Statistics tell us that people who exercise with a friend are more successful at exercising consistently. You can keep each other accountable. Knowing that someone is waiting for you to exercise with them can be great motivation to show up and get it done!
10. Finally, see results and get compliments. Thatâ€™s really motivating! GO FOR IT!