Eat better. Exercise more. We’ve heard it all a billion times. There are a thousand new diets to try, and new and random workout equipment we see on television. But when it comes down to it, sometimes the problem is motivation. Too often, we lack the motivation to stay consistent with our healthy eating.

The trick is that motivation is different for everyone. Here are some tips for staying motivated for losing weight:

Professional involvement

At Idaho Weight Loss our Board certified clinicians have experience through training and helping over 16,000 patients. We know the common times when persons’ lose motivation that without experience one may not be aware. For example, a common time for a person to lose motivation is after losing 10% body weight. At about 10% weight loss, people start to notice and compliment you. This leads to a “sense of pride,” which, although deserved, can undermine motivation.

Peer Support

Find someone you trust, and begin your weight loss journey together. When one person is motivated that can help the other person keep going. You’ll both experience ups and downs, but having someone to share the journey helps.

Set Reachable Goals

Too often, goals are very vague or too ambitious. Saying “I want to lose weight” often doesn’t do much to keep a person motivated. Our team at Idaho Weight Loss excels at helping you set the right goals. Before that can happen, you need to have the knowledge of what is actually going on with your body. Furthermore, sometimes just losing weight isn’t enough. We will help you look at all the important measurements, internal and external, to make sure you’re on your way to reaching optimal health.

Weight loss is hard! A wise person once said that if something doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. Keep that in mind as you courageously go on your journey. It’s worth it.

Remember that all the motivation in the world won’t help you lose weight if you don’t really understand the mechanisms at play that are causing the extra weight. Our bariatric professionals at Idaho Weight Loss have the training and tools to give you the best perspective on your specific issues. And this can be key to helping you stay motivated!