We understand that weight loss is a journey! Our dietitians help you stay motivated using a variety of techniques and here are our top tactics:
- Know what truly motivates you and constantly remind yourself of this. Are you losing weight to be able to play with your grandchildren? Keep a picture of them on your fridge or in that place in the pantry that you usually have tempting cookies stored. Keep a pair of jeans you feel your best in, but maybe too tight now, hanging in your kitchen doorway.
- Set action-based goals and rewards. For example, set the goal of bringing your lunch to work every day for one month and, at the end of the month reward yourself with a new fancy lunch container.
- Build a support network. Your dietitian is a key member of this network, but speak up to others who can support you, like co-workers, significant others, children and friends, or online communities.
- Keep it interesting. Instead of eating the same thing day after day, try some new recipes or foods. Always having lettuce based salads? Try crunchy shredded cabbage or cucumber. Sick of chicken? Try ground turkey or plant-based protein like tempeh.