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How to Stay Motivated When Trying to Lose Weight After Pregnancy

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

Losing weight after pregnancy might not be so easy for most people. In fact, most people give up because they feel that they are not motivated enough. The good news is that there are tons of ways in which you can motivate yourself to lose weight and get back in shape after pregnancy. The following are some of the ways to make you motivated:


  • The first thing that you should do is to set reasonable goals. For instance, you can set a goal of losing a pound every week through proper diet and regular workout. This way, you will not be expecting too much out of your weight loss program. In addition, you should not aim to lose unreasonable amount of weight in a short time.


  • When you get on a weight loss regimen, think of it as a step towards gaining overall body fitness and not just weight loss. This will help you to make the right food decisions not because you have to but because you want to.


  • When you are choosing the right foods that will help you lose weight, do not get rid of them completely and start chewing on celery sticks. Sometimes, it is healthy to engage in a little ice cream and French fries but make sure that you reduce the amount you consume. If you were used to eating a whole bowl of ice cream, try and limit it to just one scoop once in a while and not frequently.


  • It is okay to slip up. Perhaps you ate the largest doughnut last night and you felt good doing it but regretted it in the morning. This is normal because every once in a while, we all slip up but this should not be an excuse to continue doing so. You can get back on your feet and spring back to your diet plan and workout regimen. In the end, you will achieve the results that you want.
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