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Ways to stay motivated to stick to a diet?

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#41 sewerside

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 10:29 AM

tell yourself you can always eat the food tomorrow and that its not going anywhere, i tend to hide food in my room so that i know its safe and when i reach my goal weight chances are i would be put off it by then.

 

tell yourself that you'll finally get to feel happy and confident after and that its so worth it.


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Posted 24 September 2018 - 05:56 PM

I know a lot about what you’re saying and you’re right. It is hard to stay on track when those emotions hit you. What I do is try to stay clear of those triggers. I read motivational literature, listen to my favorite music, chat with my best friend or funniest friend, pray about it, drink another glass of water, go for a walk or drive somewhere. Another thing you can do is research those calorie free foods and do an experiment to find your favorite one. One person had stated previously that you should see it as a lifestyle instead of a diet. That works too. Focus on the whys and the benefits you’re expecting. All these tools has kept me on track this last time after sooo many attempts this past year alone. Good luck and stay blessed. You’re beautiful and don’t forget it!
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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:51 PM

I always find that having nothing unhealthy in the house is really helpful, like if i do want to eat or binge, then ill only have like bananas to eat and not chips, also for me just makes me less likely to snack or anything.


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Posted 05 October 2018 - 09:28 PM

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 06:49 AM

It's not a diet.  It's your new life.   ;)

 

Don't worry about calling it anything.

 

You want to lose you'll stay motivated otherwise enjoy being fat.

 

No one wants to be fat, especially not you! 

 

Just look in the mirror every morning and if you see any imperfection you'll find motivation.


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 06:53 AM

Perhaps post in the correct section of MPA....? There are many and incredibly helpful...since this is for anorexia
As an anorexic I will tell you this life is not diet.... a diet you can stop anytime. ❤be safe
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 07:01 AM

Unfortunately anorexia is anything but a diet. 

 

If you really want dieting advice I'm sure there are hundreds of websites that will answer that question.

 

But if you're looking for motivation to lose weight, this is the place the find that.

 

Please, think about what you write before you post it.

 

Motivation is hard to find when you're tired and hungry.

 

That's why having this disease is different from dieting.

 

I don't need motivation b/c my mind is warped, which works for me.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:14 PM

I just imagine myself skinnier a month from now, and even skinnier two months from now, etc., and tell myself I don't want to have to do what I could get done now months from now or if I've made a lot of progress, I don't want to binge and have to do it all over again. It'll take the same amount of time and the same restriction and self-torture now or a month from now or two months from now, so why wait and have less mental motivation later when you could get it over with and not backtrack months or years of your life when you just get older every day. I tell myself to get it over with while it's easier, before I'm any older, etc., or other circumstances get worse, if they do.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:14 PM

i just look in a mirror, or step on the scale. honestly


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Posted 10 November 2018 - 12:42 PM

following  this topic. great advice 


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Posted 10 November 2018 - 01:00 PM

Drink loadssss of water, like as soon as you start to feel hungry, also chewing gum really helps.

In general though, the best way to stay motivated is by seeing your results, take loads of photos to compare your body and track your weight, when you start seeing the results you'll be much happier to feel hungry and not give up as you won't want to ruin your progress


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#52 anorexicduty

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 05:59 AM

It's hard to find motivation to stay thin or to get thin.

Motivation has to be genuine so it can't be faked.

 

I think it's easier to adjust my circumstances then it is to find proper motivation.

I read about motivation in a scientific publication and it can be nurtured to health.

Being someone with a persistent personality helps a lot.


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 06:03 AM

Find inspiration in fitspo. .
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 04:12 AM

tell yourself that the food aint gonna run away 


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 04:34 AM

Have someone pay you for every pound you lose. $$ :D $$

 

That would motivate me! 

 

 


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 05:08 AM

Have someone pay you for every pound you lose. $$ :D $$

That would motivate me!

Awesome idea hahaha (I bet there ARE people out there...omg)

Shame motivates me. Once you've lost a considerable amount of weight, think of all the people who would see you gain it back.

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 06:49 PM

Does anyone have any tips for overcoming anxiety and panic attacks related to food intake?

For example, I'm capable of water fasting for a week or more, and restricting to very low calorie limits, but I also suffer from bad anxiety and panic attacks, especially about health stuff, but regardless, and it sabotages my efforts by convincing me I'm dying, which can lead to "necessary binges" my mind makes up to "save my life" when I have no serious symptoms.

Sometimes I can get the thoughts to go away, but then if I stick to a low enough calorie intake or a water fast long enough I'll start thinking, "How do I know what's anxiety and panic attacks and what's reasonable fear? I haven't consumed anything but water in almost 13 days, what if I have a heart attack? But I don't want to mess up my progress, I'm doing great and I'm not even hungry."

And I'll be almost forced to eat out of fear and "What if I die or I wait too long to eat and I can't build my levels back up fast enough and die? Isn't it better to just eat now since I might not have the chance later and could drop dead?"

I need help getting over that thought process, but I can't differentiate actual danger from massive anxiety and panic attacks I live with already. :(
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Posted 19 November 2018 - 07:15 PM

im having a ton of trouble sticking to a diet and for me when i get depressed i tend to eat alot, any tips on how to break that habit and stay motivated to eat less?


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 04:07 PM

I love to do self care things to keep my mind off my hunger! Whether it's taking a bubble bath, doing my nails, or blowing out my hair it always distracts me. If it's nice out I try to go for walks outside to get my steps in. If its not I watch TV on the elliptical for a couple hours (it helps if you have Netflix/Hulu on your phone and are interested in a series). 


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:25 PM

This is gonna sound dumb as hell but doing a daily sticker chart (1 sticker = 1 day completed of diet) is actually really motivating for me. I did it for self harm and made it over a month clean when i was cutting several times a week


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