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Ways to stay motivated to stick to a diet?

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#101 Peasful


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 10:45 PM

I used step counters, calorie counters, meanspo and reminding myself that fasting would make me holy
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 02:47 PM

competitiveness (w/ myself)
telling myself ‘just a little longer’ ‘let’s see if we can go one more hour’
wanting to lose weight



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Posted 04 May 2019 - 06:46 PM

- Ditch birth control pills, they’re evil
- intermittent fasting every day, nothing after 6pm
- Kale chips are genius
- If you’re super hungry/crave for sugar: have tea/water, if still hungry -> coffee -> egg white omelette/veggies/something light&salty -> strawberries/something similar sweet -> avocado -> a few almonds -> tea again -> banana -> dates etc gradually going up, usually by the time I get to avocado I’m already super full and have just avoided binging on junk food

These are just some things that have really helped me during my weight loss, especially if I felt like binging. Hope this helps you too
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Posted 05 May 2019 - 03:11 AM

Inspiration from YouTube channel “Dr. Eric Berg DC” he says the truth even if you don’t wanna hear..only dr I’d trust lol - he talks about fasting and many other things in scientific way

You know those silly useless challenges on YouTube where people have to do something only bc of it being for a view or someone else told them to- it’s like that but actually it’s yourself talking to you challenge is that you have to do whatever you said you were going to and it’s to actually help yourself
If you don’t know what I mean look up “ordered what the person in front of me did “ on YouTube and click on some fast food one those videos make me glad I’m not participating in the harm on the environment by consuming less quantity and higher quality - being thankful for what I have

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 11:37 AM

Personally, my self hatred is usually enough for me to stick to my limits. I have a full length mirror in my room, so when I have urges to eat I just stare at myself and really contemplate if I need that food.
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Posted 05 May 2019 - 11:47 AM

Make small goals i wanted to lose 15 kg but if i said 15 kg it sounds like a lot! So i break it up in to pieces and with every time i try my old pants when i had anorexia, now it falls off my body. Still not stoping so thats the other side. I only can say you have to feel en breath this ( anorexia, boulimia, BED, orthorexia, etc ) or it is a diet or problems with food, and don’t let a problem become a disseas. I hope it is a problem if not, break it up is my only advice whe al have different motives ginds yours, i surround meself with people who where pickle and jugdemental about me so i feel like crapp and literly can’t eat.

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 02:17 PM

honestly, i find it hard to stick with diets too. i find that I try and do a half-baked recovery attempt (basically a binge) and then hating myself for it and starting the diet again the next day.

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 04:11 PM

calorie counting and I've recently tried spacing out when I weigh myself,


it makes it more of a surprise/goal that if I want to be happy next time I weigh myself I need to restrict and stick to my diet


once im in the mindset that I will allow myself to weigh in on x day I will work my hardest before then to stick to my diet so I can see results which motivate me and so on the cycle continues 

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 04:19 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?

You just have to do it.
Realize food is not to be enjoyed.
Realize your goal is more important.
Its honestly a mental state you have to get into.
It fcking sucks.
But when you really stick to it youll see your hard work pay off.
Good luck <3
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Posted 07 May 2019 - 06:59 PM

Dont keep junk food in the house


buy low calorie deserts like halo top, sugar free jelly


Drink flavoured diet drinks, diet coke tastes boring to me so i drink pepsi max raspberry or vanilla


Drink coffee as a snack, or sugar free energy drinks.


This is what i do, i hope it helps :)

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 02:09 PM

Stay around people you want to impress. It may sound weird, but I’m super self conscious about eating so when I’m around people I want to imprsss I barely eat a crumb.
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Posted 20 May 2019 - 05:27 PM

I used to pinch my belly fat and tell myself, no one but you put you in this situation and I used to throw in a racial epithet towards myself as well. Might not work for you as you may not be minority

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 01:28 PM

Distract yourself-literally thats what worked for me tbh if i think im on a "diet' I'll just d/p the whole time so not thinkin abt it made it easier to stick to it

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 03:48 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?


If you really can't stop a binge, then binge on fruit and veggies at least, not bad things. Also gum, green tea and black coffee! But not too much coffee, you don't wanna bounce off the walls now.

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Posted 01 August 2019 - 03:13 PM

1. Accountability (other's doing exactly what you are doing

2. A realistic diet - is it something you enjoy and are having fun doing, do the foods taste good



If it's not something realistic to you and you don't have accountability, you will never stick to it. I modify diets to feel more like a lifestyle change and also so I ensure I am getting each of the macros to support my sustainability in the diet. Fats for brain health, Proteins for muscle health (our hearts and more!), and carbs for energy and the ability to process the other two macros easier. 

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Posted 01 August 2019 - 06:57 PM

this thread is so weird :wacko:


i was gonna say who revived this old ass thread but it looks like it just never died.


also i didn't realise so many people call this a "lifestyle" ?? like i get it's not a diet, but for me it's not a lifestyle... it's an ED. idk

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 12:42 PM

When I feel myself falling off the diet wagon I know I'm in trouble.

I try to adjust my attitude and keep it positive b/c negativity is a known cause of failure.


I live by my own personal diet.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:57 AM

Typically just accidentally catching sight of myself in the mirror works pretty well. 

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:01 PM

you don't actually have to stay motivated all the time, only in the moments when you make a decision like actually putting food in your shopping cart/plate, putting on exercise clothes or pajamas, etc.
in these situations make the right choice as fast as you can and then don't allow yourself to waver or go back.
the rest of the time you can just keep busy and put off the decision moments
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Posted 21 September 2019 - 03:50 PM

Don't keep calling it a diet b/c that sounds horrible.  I accept that I can only eat a small amount if I want to stay as skinny as I have to.


Then I either do it or I don't.

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