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Top 3 reasons why motivation can be a struggle during weight loss

3 reasons why you may be struggling to stay motivated in your weight loss journey

1. Unclear Weight Loss Goals: When we lack clear and specific goals that include vague objectives like "losing weight" in general it can be less motivating than specific goals such as "losing 10 pounds in the next two months" or "maintaining a consistent exercise routine." Clear goals provide a sense of direction, making it easier to stay committed to healthy habits.

2. Lack of Immediate Visible Results: Weight loss is often a gradual process, and it is easy to get discouraged if we don't see immediate changes on the scale. It's crucial to understand that sustainable weight loss takes time. Celebrating small victories, such as improved energy levels or enhanced fitness, can help maintain motivation, even if the desired weight loss hasn't been fully achieved.

3. Overwhelming Approaches and Burnout: Attempting drastic or unsustainable weight loss methods can lead to overwhelm and burnout. Crash diets or excessive exercise routines can be physically and mentally taxing, causing us to lose motivation entirely. A balanced and gradual approach that includes a healthy diet, regular exercise, and adequate rest is more sustainable and supportive of long-term weight management.

Sarah Eno Sarah Eno is passionate about supporting healthy lifestyle and mindset change. She graduated in Functional Nutrition in 2016. She has supported hundreds of individuals to a health-promoting lifestyle and believes that everyone has the opportunity to experience health. Sarah is a wife and mom of 3 boys. She loves cross-country skiing, yoga, her Peloton, and does fashion runway part-time.

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