What’s your motivation to lose weight?
“I want to have more energy, and be able to do physically active things like play sports or partake in old hobbies.”
“I want to be able to play with my kids without getting out of breath after 5 minutes.”
“I don’t want to die of a heart attack before my 60th birthday.”
“I want to be fit again like when I was younger. I want abs and I want to feel good about my body.”
These are a few real answers from people I’ve spoken to about losing weight when asked the question “What is your motivation to lose weight?”
With obesity being as big as it is today (no pun intended), it seems like nearly everyone is trying to lose weight. It also seems like everyone is failing. Which, to the untrained eye, seems really crazy. I mean, the weight loss industry is a multi billion dollar industry right? So how the hell can so many people be failing to lose weight?
When I first went through my 2 year long weight loss transformation, I asked myself that question too. The answer is equal parts sad, strange, and sickening.
It really all comes down to money. In an ideal world, you would buy their miracle weight loss product, use said product, and benefit, in the form of weight loss. That’d be great, everyone would be happy. Except this ideal world doesn’t exist. Companies are greedy. You can’t really blame them though, money is pretty great. So what do they do to make more money? They only sell you part of the system.
And when that part of the system fails, WHICH IT WILL, you buy the next part. And then the next part. And then the next part. Until you’re spending a lot of money on weight loss products and not really making any progress.
So what’s the solution? Well, in my humble (but almost always correct) opinion, all you really need to do is ask yourself what your motivation to lose weight is.
Seriously. If your motivation to lose weight is stronger than your desire to eat bad food or your desire to not exercise, you WILL lose weight.
Most people know how to lose weight, it’s been drilled into our heads since we were children. You simply eat less, eat healthier, and exercise more. This is ENTIRELY correct by the way. The only problem is, people give up far too easily.
The missing piece of the puzzle that the weight loss products don’t give you is the motivation to lose weight, and really, they can’t. That’s something YOU need to create. You need to create an intense desire to change your lifestyle. Without the motivation to lose weight, you WILL fail, just like everybody else. It really is that simple.
So before you go out and buy the next miracle weight loss pill or product, just think to yourself “Do I REALLY have the motivation to lose weight?”.
I know I kind of went off on a rant about random shit, but I think I got my point across. MOTIVATION is the missing ingredient you are missing.
So tomorrow or the next day, (or whenever I can be bothered), I’ll write up a post about how to create motivation, and how to use it effectively to lose weight.
Oh and in case you already have that burning desire, that contagious motivation to lose weight, you can skip right to the part where I shamelessly promote a weight loss product (nothing like the one’s I’ve been bagging, trust me ;)).
It’s called Fat Loss Factor, and it explains the ins and outs of diet and exercise far better than I ever could. So yeah, check it out here if you already have that motivation burning inside. Or don’t. Either way, stay tuned for my next post.