Get Inspired

Four ways to stay motivated to lose weight

Roshini Gilbert

January 28, 2021

Staying focused on a plan is always the hardest part about losing weight. While positive feedback does provide encouragement when you first start dropping sizes, it inevitably wanes. And with our tendency to use food as emotional support, slipping back into old eating patterns when we’re stressed, makes it doubly difficult to stay on course.

How then do you stay on target? Here are four tips to lose weight:

Think slim

When overweight people see food, they think of how it’s going to taste. Slim people, on the other hand, focus on the consequences – how fattening is that going to be? Practice imagining how you’ll feel after consuming weight-increasing food. Keep it up until this becomes a natural habit for you. It may seem simple, but this change in mindset is truly effective.

Eat when you are hungry

Eating junk food when you are hungry can cause a crash in energy, and create a craving for more food. But if you eat protein with every meal along with complex carbs like whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans, you’ll be able to regulate your food intake better.

Surround yourself with fit friends

According to research, the average body type of the people with whom you hang out affects your weight and size. At HealthifyMe, we use WhatsApp groups to stay connected and set healthy benchmarks. And this doesn’t mean you isolate your overweight friends. Just make sure you’re also in touch with people who understand your struggle and can help you push forward.

Don’t be too strict

There will be slip-ups. But that doesn’t mean you quit the plan. You could lose 5 kg, have a weak moment and gain back 2. At this point, don’t throw caution to the wind and just binge. Instead, be prepared for this fluctuation by having a ‘sliding scale’ in your mind that allows 1-2 kg around your target weight.

Our experts can guide you with the best diet and fitness plan, designed specifically for you. Get in touch today.

About the Author

After a diligent workout plan helped her lose 30kg of post-pregnancy weight, chartered accountant Roshini Gilbert was inspired enough to go from tallying numbers to training others. Currently serving as VP, Fitness & Services, at HealthifyMe, Roshini has been certified by the American Council on Exercises (ACE) for functional fitness and specialises in postnatal weight loss, exercises for lower back pain, arthritis and osteoporosis. As part of her Rehab Trainer certification in Australia, Roshini has trained with reputed sports physiotherapist, Ulrik Larsen in corrective exercises and injury management. In HealthifyMe, she has found a collaborator with a common cause – making people fit to live life to the fullest.

Related Articles


5 responses to “Four ways to stay motivated to lose weight”

  1. Thanks for the post. I found this article a useful one. Keep sharing such useful blogs.

    How to Lose Weight

  2. I’ve bden surfing online more than threee hours nowadays, but I never discovered any fscinating articoe like yours.
    It’s lofely woth sufficient for me. Personally, iif all web owners and bloggers made good
    content as you probvably did, the weeb wipl likely be much ore helpful
    than ever before.

  3. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article.
    I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info.
    Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.

  4. Always Remember =
    “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
    Thank you very much for your inspiration…..

  5. Very strong writing.You are indicate the best category to Lose fat.I agree with you.And i take you suggestion.I like this post.

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your health is our priority. Talk to one of our experts and get the best plan for you today.
Chat With Us