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No motivation to lose weight ?

No motivation to lose weight ?

Just be aware: Your question suggests that perhaps you believe that you "should" have motivation to lose weight. You might find it helpful to first just be aware that your reality right now is that you don't feel that motivation. No need to judge your motivation level just be aware. Keep a nonjudgmental eye on your motivation level and see what you can discover. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I have no motivation to lose weight, please help?

I have no motivation to lose weight, please help?

Without knowing more: This is not easy to do. It depends on how much, if any, weight you really ought to shed. But, if many, even some serious health issues, feeling more comfortable, looking better and so many other obvious things don't motivate you, what could? You might set up financial rewards or other delights like trips, gifts, etc. You might set up fines or punishments for failure. Maybe friendly competition? ...Read more

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I have no motivation to lose weight. What can I do?

I have no motivation to lose weight. What can I do?

Set realistic goals: Set realistic goals. Maybe start slowly -- park farther; take stairs, not the elevator, do stretching. Once you start, it will go smoother. The harder part is to actually start and work through stumbling blocks. Re-evaluate what worked for you before to help you start. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can loose weight when I have no motivation among other problems?

Can i tell me how i can loose weight when I have no motivation among other problems?

Losing weight: Is difficult to do on your own. Your motivation is low among other problems as well. If you are feeling depressed, seek out the help of your physician and possibly the help of a psychiatrist. Find a psychotherapist who deals in eating disorders and who can serve as a coach for you as well both with depression and any eating issues you have. Exercise will play a role as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How could i get enough motivation to stick to a diet and lose weight?

How could i get enough motivation to stick to a diet and lose weight?

Visualize how you: Will feel & look when your’e at your healthiest. Also, think about what the issue was that motivated you to to lose weight in the first place. Insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water/day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per/day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get. ...Read more

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Lacking the motivation to lose weight. Can you point me to any good sources?

Lacking the motivation to lose weight. Can you point me to any good sources?

Group: would suggest joining a weight loss group, either at work or at one of the local gyms. If you have friends or family members interested in the same get together, get a plan and stick with it. There is no magic, lots of discipline. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight but i don't have any motivation. Any advice/suggestions?

I'm trying to lose weight but i don't have any motivation. Any advice/suggestions?

Need your own reason: Every change has pros and cons. You need to find your own reasons to lose weight. Is your excess weight causing health problems? Are those problems likely to get worse if you don't lose weight? Often losing only 20 lbs will improve a person's risk factors for disease. What do you think your life will be like in 5 years if nothing changes? ...Read more

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I am a mesomorph i need help to keep motivation to lose weight?

I am a mesomorph i need help to keep motivation to lose weight?

Visualize how you: Will feel & look when your’e at your healthiest. Also, think about what the issue was that motivated you to to lose weight in the first place. Insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water/day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per/day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get. ...Read more

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My friend is wanting to be a vegetarian she also want to lose weight what are the foods she must eat and how can she keep that motivation, w/o givin up?

My friend is wanting to be a vegetarian she also want to lose weight what are the foods she must eat and how can she keep that motivation, w/o givin up?

Mostly vegetables!: Most people lose weight on a vegetarian diet but it's best to avoid fried foods & simple carbs.I advise dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx also see http://vegetarian.About.Com/od/vegetarianvegan101/u/gettingstarted.Htm the key to weight loss is permanent diet changes leading to steady weight loss- positive results keep one motivated! ...Read more

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How come i lack motivation to lose weight ?

?: Could be any number of reasons. You want to find them. Then you might be able to make a decision. All this without waiting for someone to give you a big box of motivation. Hiding behind "motivation" is often a great way to avoid dealing with other problems. Maybe you might consider psychotherapy - great way to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i want to lose weight but lack motivation?

What do you advise if i want to lose weight but lack motivation?

Do you have a: workout buddy? Are you serious enough to work with a personal trainer or a nutritionist. Sometimes doing a program with someone else can help to keep you accountable. ...Read more

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I don't have the energy/motivation to lose weight anymore. Any ideas on how to give me a booster without seeing a councilor?

Frustrated: You need to see a doctor who specifically helps patients become healthier.Need to focus on an excellent nuitrtion plan, regular exercise.You definitely need to get your hormones checked, especially thyroid and testosterone ...Read more

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I need some motivation to lose weight after several births. Please tell me what the health risks are of being moderately overweight though not obese.

Overweight: Being the mother of several wonderful children you must be working hard. Has your weight gained that much after all the work? To lose weight exercise is great if you have time. Also go to the web and look up "NuVal". That may change your diet for the whole family to everyone's benefit. ...Read more

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Some reason i just have zero motivation to lose weight. Does my depression and anxiety have anything to do with this?

Some reason i just have zero motivation to lose weight. Does my depression and anxiety have anything to do with this?

That is quite: Posibly a contributing cause. Increased appetite & weight gain can occur with atypical depression. Eating can also be a form of self -soothing for some people who are anxious or depression. It is not uncommon to have low motivation levels with depression. Take care. ...Read more

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Want to lose weight?

Want to lose weight?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy green lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball (fruits have sugar). Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar ; simple starch calories. ...Read more

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I want to loose weight from belly and thighs .I need some tips and lots of motivation.. Kindly help me please?

I want to loose weight from belly and thighs .I need some tips and lots of motivation.. Kindly help me please?

Weight loss: Most decent trainers will tell you that you cannot spot reduce, i.e. Lose weight just from a specific area. When you lose weight in general, those areas will decrease as well as other areas of your body with excess fatty tissue. You can do exercises to increase the muscle tone underneath the fatty layer, so that when the fat decreases the muscle tone is there. ...Read more

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Been going in/out feeling down. Get agitated, can't sleep, bad thoughts, no motivation. Zone out & lose track of time not remembering what's happening?

Been going in/out feeling down. Get agitated, can't sleep, bad thoughts, no motivation. Zone out & lose track of time not remembering what's happening?

Definitively : Time to have medical evaluation for both physical illness and also for changes in brain chemistry. Very important you follow through and take care of yourself. ...Read more