Get Your FREE Reasons I Want to Lose Weight Chart
Updated: Mar 18
There are many benefits of making your own list of reasons as to why YOU want to lose weight.
When clients did not have enough of their own reasons to want to change, they tended to fall off the wagon.
They became resentful because they were making changes just to please others or to avoid a negative consequence.
This is because they found relationships with others had not changed much despite their abstinence, and they felt it wasn’t worth it and gave up.
Those who had listed more positive consequences to be achieved from not using substances, tended to keep on track for longer.
The same goes for overeating.
While avoiding negative outcomes (such as health-related problems) are useful motivating factors at the outset, you also need to determine what positive outcomes you may achieve from being slimmer.
What are you going to get out of it; what will you be able to do more easily? ; how will the weight loss benefit YOU?
It sounds very simplistic but if you want to stay motivated you need to revise this list on a daily basis (especially when tempted to overeat) and remind yourself about why you want to keep on track.
Here is a FREE list of reasons why you want to lose weight for you to help you get started on your own list :)