11 Motivational Fat Loss Tips

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Diet, Getting started, Health | Posted on 25-02-2012-05-2008


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By Nigel Jeal

So, you go on a diet, and week after week the weight continues to come off like magic—eat less and exercise; that’s all there is to it. 

Yeah righhhhhhhhht.

If only it were that simple.

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight before, you’ll know that it isn’t easy. Once you’ve accepted the truth, then fat loss becomes much less difficult. However, here are 11 additional tips to help motivate you to stick to your fat loss plan and transform your body and life forever.

1. Don’t Give Up

If you fall off the wagon, cut your losses. Never let it weigh on your mind and hold you back because it’s only minor damage that can be dealt with. The most important thing is to get back on track, immediately.

2. Stop Procrastinating

Do it now. Here’s your chance to take some time to look at the food you have in your kitchen and bin any fattening and unhealthy foods and make smarter choices with healthy foods and snacks, making your kitchen as diet friendly as possible.  It also time to start a proven exercise program, STOP procrastinating and DO IT now!

3. Visualise Exactly What It Is You Want

Close your eyes and visualise what it is you really want and get an image your new body, now imagine stepping into that new body.  Your next step is to start setting your long term fat loss goal (your end result).  It is vital to set and record short term fat loss goals to progress towards your end result, these will be like stepping stones to help guide you across to the other side.

4. Take Control – Pleasure vs Pain

People have daily pressures of work and home commitments and tend to trade cash for time or to be specific cash for fast food, too many times a week, a month, and a year.

The problem is the pleasure of eating only lasts for a short time, but you exist in your body 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for life.

The pleasure of eating unhealthy food will cause the pain of not having the body you want.  You need to change your mindset and start eating healthily or you will never succeed.  If you fail to control yourself you will only have regrets.

5. Changing Bad Habits

To make a lasting change in your health and appearance you must do everything you can to resist falling off the wagon and going back to bad habits. Try to add a new healthy habit each day to replace an old bad habit.

6. Start Slowly Taking Baby Steps

All too often many people try to do too much too fast. Yes, they will get results in just a short amount of time, but then they crash and burn, going back to the way they were.

The best way is to build your life one positive step at a time and the best way to do this is by taking baby steps to improvement each and every single day. Be a little better than yesterday.

7. Monitor Your Progress and Body’s Response

It’s always good to try something new to monitor your body’s response and to decide whether or not that food or exercise belongs in your fat loss plan. Do everything you can to learn more about your body. The more you know, the faster your road to success.

8. Getting Social Support

You can’t soar with eagles if you’re hanging around turkeys.

Ask a friend, family member or work colleague to be your training buddy who has similar weight loss goals to yours.  This will help you to motivate each other to reach your goals.  You can also set each other challenges that will help you with your weight loss.

9. Beat Psychological Obstacles and Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

People will do almost anything to stay in their comfort zones.

There is no getting out of this one…

If you want to accomplish anything in life you have to get out of your comfort zone.  You need to approach your challenges “Head On” and overcome all your obstacles at all costs to prevent these psychological land mines blowing up your fat loss dreams. You need to instill discipline into your life starting today. Discipline usually means doing the opposite of what you feel like doing. Setting goals and deadlines are the easy roads to discipline.

10. Create a Fat Loss Plan

The ultimate key to fat loss success is having a plan of action.

Create a fat loss plan of weekly meals and workouts, you will be much more likely to follow a plan through to the end and prevent falling off the wagon. Commit to setting aside one day a week to map out your weekly itinerary and record your progress along the way, you’ll be amazed at how quickly your body transforms itself.

11. Remember That You Are In Charge

Thomas Jefferson once said, “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

Translation – Everyone can succeed and reach their goals. It’s a just a matter of how badly you want it.

Stay Motivated,


Nigel Jeal


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