How to Stay Motivated During Your Weight Loss Journey

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By now you have started on your journey and are well on your way to achieving your weight loss goal. Congratulations! Losing weight does not happen overnight, and it can get discouraging at times when you are not seeing results as fast as you’d like. This can cause you to lose the motivation you started out with. Don’t lose that momentum! Here are 4 tips to keep yourself motivated while losing weight from the Aspen Clinic of Louisiana. 

4 Tips To Stay Motivated

  1. Remind Yourself Why You Started: Make a list of all the reasons why you started out on this journey in the first place. You are doing this for a reason, and that reason has not gone away! Constantly remind yourself that there is a purpose for this journey you are on and stick to it. 
  2. Set Realistic Expectations: Setting unattainable goals can lead to feelings of frustration and cause you to give up. On the contrary, setting and accomplishing achievable goals leads to feelings of accomplishment. The average weight loss we see is 2-3lbs a week, 10-12 lbs per month, 30-36 lbs in 3 months. Remind yourself that nothing happens overnight, and don’t let your motivation get crushed by unrealistic expectations. 
  3. Keep A Weight Loss Journal: Documenting your progress and self-monitoring is very beneficial to weight loss. If you document your progress, you can look back and see how far you have come! Celebrate the small victories you have jotted down in your journal, and hold yourself accountable for the slip ups. 
  4. Reflect on Your Progress: Even if you have only lost one pound, that is something to celebrate! You have taken the biggest step in a weight loss journey- deciding to start. Reflect on what a wonderful choice you have made, and all of the progress you have seen in your mind and body since then!

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The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass. 
Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started!