I am a yo yo dieter! I have lost and regained weight too many times to count! I lose motivation once I've lost the weight. And I think that is because I have never learned to lose weight correctly. To me it has always been a chore. I want it to become a lifestyle.
My response -> Motivation is lacking because you don't like what you're doing. To make it a lifestyle, you need to build healthy habits slowly.
Constant yo-yo dieter - strict then get bored and lose it all. Will power cycles from being very strong to non-existent. I gain back everything I lose as I suddenly think I'm capable of eating ice cream 3 times a day if I'm smaller. Consistently making good choices is my aim.
My response -> It's not a matter of willpower. Eating ice cream should be part of your weight loss meal plan. Restricting makes foods more attractive leading to binging.
My biggest challenge is staying motivated. I start to work out for a week and slowly fall off track due to headaches and fatigue from chronic illness. But I have a hard time starting back up again, I just don't feel the need to when in fact I need to! I feel full of life when I exercise.
My response -> You're doing too much at once which is why you're not able to stick with it.
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