How do you stick to your diet and not go back to your old habits? I need to know what motivates you?

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Posted anonymously, 8th April 2019


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  • i always try and visualize where I want to be and really think deeply about it so it is very compelling and helps to keep you on track



  • Find a friend who is after a similar goal and encourage each other!



  • I’ve struggled with this my whole life. Takes a lot of will power and practice.



  • I find the biggest issue for me is if I go off track then I give myself a hard time and am more likely to give up. I try and surround myself with only healthy things and keep anything I am trying to avoid having hard to get to.
    I now focus on how well I did to get to where I am and just get back to it if I have a bit of off time instead of giving myself a hard time.



  • I think its an internal thing for me.. I want to feel good and will do what I need to in order to feel that way. However in saying that I’m not a big eater and I love the way I feel when I move



  • You have to learn to get stronger will power. Its so hard sticking to a diet or healthy eating plan, but I just try to tell myself that the cake I want isnt good, and that I dont need it. After a while it gets easier and you find yourself making smarter choices



  • Make a plan and write it down! Especially for meal planning, shopping lists, exercise regimes etc



  • Are you ready to break the old and make the new?
    Are you stronger than your will power?
    Is it for you that you want to change for?
    Don’t please other people, do it for yourself when you’re ready.
    All the best good luck



  • No diet, just lovely healthy food.
    What old habits you struggle with ?
    It can help to clean your cupboard from junk and fill them with healthy foods you love



  • I don’t diet, I just try to eat healthy when I can.. I don’t like diets



  • Drinking water is also the way to go – quite often hunger is thirst.



  • Staying alive for my kids is a motivator. Fitting some clothes I really like (but which don’t currently fit well) is another.



  • Diet’s do not work, you need to change your habits permanently. Eat more fresh fruit, veggies and wholefoods, cut out packaged “dead” food, once you get all the nutrients you need you will curb cravings. Take it slowly, don’t overall your diet too quickly otherwise you will feel deprived. Take baby steps. I start my day with lemon juice and a bowl of fruit and feel energized every morning from it. I use to just have coffee and toast, and never used to eat fruit, I started with half a kiwi and day and built it up, just choose your favorite fruit and start from there. The lemon juice will help detox your liver. Good luck. Check out forksoverknives.com for some inspirations.



  • I keep a picture of my goal in mind



  • No diets here – healthy and well balanced eating and regular exercise works here.


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