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How do you stay motivated for fat loss?

Commented on June 11, 2014
Created June 07, 2014 at 1:05 AM

Long-term fat loss is hard.

Really hard.

Espeically when the fat loss you're working to lose wasn't there a year ago.

It's easy to get caught up in frustration and negative thoughts, which is so unfortunate. Staying positive is so important and is definitely crucial when sticking to a healthy lifestyle. How do you deal with moments where you feel like the work is too hard and the journey too long?

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You're right. The blogs function as a muse - they keep attention focused on the matter, provide a soundboard, and often new and useful ideas.

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on June 10, 2014
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I'm 3 years in, fat loss has slowed to a trickle. But I set in place multiple support systems to keep me motivated:

1. Visiting forums and reading blogs like this to learn new things, get support when needed, and to help others--daily.

2. Listening to podcasts about Paleo and low carb nutrition--daily.

3. Using biometrics (weight, blood sugar, ketone level) to keep myself on track.

4. Remembering where I came from and how much better I feel now (1000%!).

5. Making good tasting and healthy food and eating enough not to be tempted by empty calorie junk. Making a real effort to eat as cleanly as possible, spending extra money and time to ensure it.

6. Staying the course no matter what. I won't lose body fat by going back to my old ways, that's for sure.

AND every day I remind myself that being fat and sick was much harder than anything I'm doing now. Choose YOUR hard.

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on June 11, 2014
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You're right. The blogs function as a muse - they keep attention focused on the matter, provide a soundboard, and often new and useful ideas.

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on June 08, 2014
at 12:34 PM

I think about the lives I know about which are harder than mine. I know that kind of thinking doesn't work for everyone but it works for me. I see heroes wherever I look if I look in the right way. Think about the lives of your heroes and you will find that their lives were harder than yours, probably. If that inspires you then it might help.

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on June 07, 2014
at 05:47 AM

The trick is to find a way to make the course of reaching your goals as enjoyable as the end goal itself, while sliding your consciously incorrect behaviors toward unconsciously correct behavior.

My favorite parts of the day are often the ones that would fuel fat loss. If you're frequently feeling negative vibes, you might need to refine your approach a little bit to keep a more positive attitude and better enjoy what it is you're doing.

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on June 07, 2014
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Mindless automatic exercise.

There are a lot of things more depressing than fat. Exercise takes care of them too. Extra oxygen, the distraction of surroundings, physical pain and tiredness; vs mental anguish.

Keep pushing the rock up the hill.

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