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5 Keys to Weight Loss

Coach Helen Wong by Helen Wong
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Here are the 5 keys to staying motivated for your weight loss journey:

1. Rely on habits, not willpower.

Willpower is something you will have one moment and will totally escape you the next.

It's how you can feel so motivated for your diet on Monday and by Wednesday you're eating ice cream in front of the TV...

That's why you should focus on creating long-term habits for yourself.

Habits don't need willpower to operate.

They happen automatically, just like brushing your teeth.

2. Progress (or the lack thereof) can be deceiving.

The scales and mirrors cannot be the only tools you rely on. Because your self-worth is not a number and because the mirror plays games with your head.

We don't see the day-to-day changes our bodies make (just like why we didn't get overweight overnight), so we need to track things other than just our photos or scales...

Trying on old clothes to see how they fit works really well.

3. Rewards (but not food!)
Set yourself small, achievable goals and rewards that you'll look forward to. Make sure to actually reward yourself when you reach your goal or it won't work. This can be spa, nail varnish, clothes, a cinema trip...anything, just not food. Don't get into the habit of rewarding yourself with food.

4. Motivation is not a one-time event.

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar

So do whatever you need to do to get a continued source of motivation for your fitness goals. That's why I keep my clients motivated all the time by always reviewing goals and looking at the "why"s

5. A strong community.
I am always here for my clients and get the best results they can. Accountability and support are key to success.

Having a support network will push you through hard times.

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