As a contributing writer for Elite Daily, I love sharing my nutrition expertise through writing articles for you all to enjoy! My latest article encompasses a few strategies for those looking to manage their weight.
Going on a diet or starting a weight loss program can be tough; lasting motivation makes things easier to manage and helps ensure a sustainable weight loss. Below is a short excerpt from the article:
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I’ve worked with countless individuals who want to lose weight.
When you first start a diet or weight loss program, you feel amazing! That initial rush of adrenaline and vigor inspires you to make healthy changes.
This initial inspiration can last an hour, a day, or maybe even a week.
Then, a holiday party or candy bowl at work pops up, and you completely forget why you even started a diet in the first place!
There are some tips I share with my clients to keep them consistent throughout their journey towards better health.
They will help you stay focused. Make your diet last and finally turn your healthy motivation into a lifestyle.
1. Make an inspiration board!
This is something that I have almost every one of my clients do.
Go to your local store and grab a few health magazines, a large piece of paper or poster board, scissors, and tape. Take a look through the magazines and cut out words and pictures that speak to you.
Don’t just go for “skinny” models. Focus more on objects and words that inspire you.
Put together a collage and know that it doesn’t have to be perfect; as long as the inspiration board speaks to you, it counts.
Once you are done, place the board in a spot that you view daily, like your walk-in closet or bathroom. Look at the board every day to help inspire you throughout your journey.
It may sound simple, but trust me, it works!
2. Get a support group.
Working with a dietitian can help tailor a program to your specific needs and give you expert advice.
However, there are tons of support groups online that you can join to help inspire you during your journey.
Even going to a class regularly at the gym can help build a group of friends who you enjoy spending time with and simultaneously keep you motivated to continue exercising. CrossFit and other community-based fitness programs are other great tools to explore.
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