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How do you stick to your diet and not go back to your old habits? I need to know what motivates you?

Posted anonymously, 8th April 2019

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  • Sundays are my cheat day! So if i stick to my diet and exercise for the week i get rewarded

  • I have clothes in my closet that dont fit me anymore,but i leave it for motivation because i want to wear them again and feel good

  • Make small changes – don’t make a whole heap of changes in 1 go, as it is really hard to sustain that. My biggest advice is also to not feel bad about going off track. just accept that life is hard and sometimes we need a pick me up. HOWEVER in terms of motivation and trying to stay on track, i always find that going shopping for bathers motivates me! Maybe keep trying on those skinny pants that you haven’t been able to wear for ages

  • Just focus on going forward. You’ll have bad days where you might splurge. Just pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back on track the next day

  • You should always still treat yourself whilst dieting – if you don’t then you will crave and binge.

    Losing weight is about creating a healthy lifestyle and habits.

    You should be able to have a treat every now and again and then get straight back into healthy clean living.

  • following, im terrible cant help but good question

  • I think it helps a lot if your diet is sustainable- if it’s not too strict but instead something you can just keep up all the time. I don’t diet as such, I just try to eat well overall (plenty of fruit and vegetables, enough protein, whole grains), and then I don’t feel like I need to deny myself when I do feel like eating treats like chocolate.

  • Make sure to listen to your body and really try to understand what its telling you. I found when I did this I made better decisions about my diet and now have no issues with my skin and bowel habits just from cutting out grains and dairy!

  • Realistic daily goals. Going too hard means you end up bingeing crazy or losing heart. I’ve cut out fizzy and cut back on bread. That’s all. In a month or two I might try to eat less dairy and see how I go. Slowly removing things or cutting back only….

  • Make sure that only healthy things are in your trolley. If there are temptations in the pantry it is futile.

  • i always try and visualize where I want to be and really think deeply about it so it is very compelling and helps to keep you on track

  • Find a friend who is after a similar goal and encourage each other!

  • I’ve struggled with this my whole life. Takes a lot of will power and practice.

  • I find the biggest issue for me is if I go off track then I give myself a hard time and am more likely to give up. I try and surround myself with only healthy things and keep anything I am trying to avoid having hard to get to.
    I now focus on how well I did to get to where I am and just get back to it if I have a bit of off time instead of giving myself a hard time.

  • I think its an internal thing for me.. I want to feel good and will do what I need to in order to feel that way. However in saying that I’m not a big eater and I love the way I feel when I move

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