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How do u motivate yourself to stay on a diet?

I can usually go on diets easily, but the thing is its hard for me to stay on them. They usually ony last from one -two weeks.

Why not combine diet and workout together. You do not have to burn your fat in the gym, you can find work to do around the house, yards or other out door projects.

Such as …..

Something to do with landscaping, you move a lots of dirt, rocks etc. The results will be so quick and pleasant than just set there and thinking about the cherry pie or ice cream on top of fresh made hot apple pie …..

  1. Crack Daddy
    January 7th, 2013 at 15:59 | #1

    first you have to stop watching the food network which is basically food pornography
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  2. shiny forever
    January 7th, 2013 at 16:31 | #2

    always remind yourself FAT is UNHEALTHY
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  3. SANDY
    January 7th, 2013 at 17:14 | #3

    dont diet just eat a big breakfast and a medium lunch and a small evening meal and pig out on chocolates etc in the morning instead of going to bed at night full of calories and turning to fat. Lifetime planning
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  4. E Summer
    January 7th, 2013 at 17:24 | #4

    If you have a photo of yourself from way back when that you want to look like again, keep it with you as a reminder. Or use a photo of a rival. It usually works for us.
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  5. sweet_gal0804
    January 7th, 2013 at 17:56 | #5

    give your self something to look forward to a reward ie. have a cheat day like every Saturday you can you whatever you want when you want…. your metabolizim should be going fast so the one day of cheat shouldn’t effect you. it gives me something to look forward to and i feel good about it.
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  6. Existing
    January 7th, 2013 at 18:36 | #6

    Do it with a friend. It’s quite motivational when you have someone checking up on you and you can check up on them. =)
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  7. JESUS B
    January 7th, 2013 at 18:58 | #7

    I lost about 50 lbs in two months and it was really hard. The way you motivate yourself to do something like that is that YOU really really want it. Its going to be hard cause there will be alot of temptation out there but you need to keep focus and stay on yourself to reach that goal. No one can say no but you and no one can keep you from the way you want to look and feel but yourself so make yourself want it.
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  8. evan80015
    January 7th, 2013 at 19:24 | #8

    what spud said. it is important to have constant inspiration. For me I watch a lot of MMA and those guys are freaking ripped so it keeps me motivated to lift and workout to close to the extent that I would think fighters do. Not that I want to be a fighter. I dont have a pretty face as it is i dont want to mess up what i have though haha. I wouldnt mind being ripped like those guys though.
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  9. megan m
    January 7th, 2013 at 19:37 | #9

    the more you think about dieting the more you think about food and it makes you want to eat keep yourself busy and you wont think about it and eating, stay away from sugar it makes you crave food and if you feel like going off your diet and eating alot at least pig out on healthy stuff.
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  10. nayeem_pasha@yahoo.com
    January 7th, 2013 at 19:44 | #10

    I will motivate myself, saying being fit is the motto of life, because with being fit, we can conquer this world, and this life is a gift of god which is to be preserved with care, so for the benfit of ourselves and for our body proper diet is reqired, so i will think in this fashion to motivate myself,
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  11. branddxb
    January 7th, 2013 at 20:06 | #11

    if u follow a workable diet, you will be able to stick to it. here is what my dietician recommends – follow a practical diet. Make sure your plate has this ratio – 50% veg, 25% carb, 25% protein. eat 900 gms of veggies a day. Start your meal with a big salad or soup. have a snack every three hours. fruit (ideally berries) or soy nuts. just 2 tablespoons of soya nuts subside hunger pangs . substitute white bread and rice with brown. lose one kilo a week. that is the ideal.
    Pick an exercise regime you like. then you are likely to stick to it. buy a pedometer, and take 10,000 steps a day.
    there are two ways to avoid cravings:

    one is to make sure you are eating all the food groups.
    the other Glutamine powder. 1 tsp in one glass water am/pm. This is great to improve nutrient absorption and can help overcome cravings
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  12. Dyonisus
    January 7th, 2013 at 20:53 | #12

    The way I do it, is when i go shopping, I buy clothing that are in the size I would like to be. If you are a larger person, and want to lose a-lot of weight, then buy clothes somewhere in the middle of your current weight and what your goal weight is.

    I usually cut out all junk food completely, watch my calorie count, and ONLY EAT when I am hungry, and stop eating when the hunger feeling subsides. Most people eat until they are full, which isn’t always the right thing to be doing.

    I have checked with my doctor about this, and it is completely healthy to only eat when you are hungry, and stop when you are no longer feeling the hunger. Just as long as it’s food that is rich in daily vitamins, and other required nutrients required.

    Find exercise that is fun.. I prefer running, biking in the summer, and snow boarding in the winter. They are things for me that I consider fun to do, and so it keeps me motivated to do them consistently.

    Other than that, it’s really just a mind set thing, and you have to get yourself into it that you really want to lose the weight. Then discipline yourself heavily until you reach your goal.

    Hopefully this helps you. Good luck. I was 317lb in high school, and am currently 178lb, and only been out of high school for 7 years. Took lots of exercise and determination, but I made it through, and you can also.
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  13. Ratorse
    January 7th, 2013 at 21:30 | #13

    you find a picture of your favourite actor or whatever….look at them when they are in bikini…adn you will be motivated to be slim and toned like them
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  14. Michael J
    January 7th, 2013 at 22:14 | #14

    Thats a really good question because many people start diets and then stop them due to motivation. My advice is to have a long term attitude to weight loss. Weight loss and losing weight is about lifestyle changes. Join an online weight loss program and online weight loss community. A great weight loss community is http://www.alfitness.com.au. I’m a member for the same reason as you…….I NEED support! Come and join us!
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  15. Tia T
    January 7th, 2013 at 22:35 | #15

    Why not combine diet and workout together. You do not have to burn your fat in the gym, you can find work to do around the house, yards or other out door projects.

    Such as …..

    Something to do with landscaping, you move a lots of dirt, rocks etc. The results will be so quick and pleasant than just set there and thinking about the cherry pie or ice cream on top of fresh made hot apple pie …..
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    Personal experience. My usual problems these days are my cloth getting too big, many of my pants keeping drop off and I have to pull them up all the time so it will stay with me.

    How did I deserve this? lots of work projects in my many houses. The down side of this is you made too many trips to Home Depot and make sure to return the bad pieces and unused item to get your money back….::))

  16. thatguy
    January 7th, 2013 at 23:25 | #16

    I think about how my ex girlfriend is eating all kinds of garbage and not working out. thats fairly motivating because I see her alot and I look way fitter than she does.

    Just kidding although it is true its not my motivation. I just want to stay fit and look awesome. Set some goals without them you will always break. And allow your self little cheats everyother day or two. A rice crispy treat has less than 100 calories. Just make sure that you emphasize the little in litle cheats.
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  17. Kelly H
    January 8th, 2013 at 00:12 | #17

    I think the term "diet" should be banned. I have slid twice in my life up to 190 and gotten back down in the 130s. I think you need to work out a flexible plan of eating that you can work into a way of life. I can tell you what worked for me. I ate what people most normally eat, like eggs and toast for breakfast, a sandwich, soup for lunch, and a dinner with lean protein and a HUGE salad made with all kind of raw veggies with half real dressing, half diet, and a little rice or a potato. You basically just need to cut out greasy food, sweets, candy. I snacked on fruit between meals. And every once in a while I gave into a bag of chips or nuts. As I lost weight I would add more things that I really liked, like fried chicken or pizza now and then. The reason that people mess up on "diets" is that food is one of life’s pleasures and they feel deprived. And they beat themselves up when they can’t stay on a strict regime and give up completely. If you mess up, just get right back with the program. I know someone who restricts their eating all week long and eats as they please on the weekend, and I know someone who remedies weight gain by eating what she likes but halving of it until she can get her weight back down. If you exercise at least 3-4 times a week you will feel less like eating also. Just try to do something you enjoy, so you will stick to it.
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