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9 Mental Hacks To Help You Lose Weight Faster

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Have your efforts to lose weight been failing? It might be psychological.


A lot of people start the New Year by renewing or making new resolutions to get in shape and lose weight. Their goals are easier said than done.

Though some people keep their commitments for quite a while for most, their motivation starts to fizzle as soon as they attend their first buffet engagement of the year.

If this is you, the good news is you can break the cycle and stay on the pass to achieving your dream body with these ten pleasant tactics you are about to discover here.

Whether you are trying to tone up or lose weight these nine tips are going to help you create an effective action plan that will keep you focused and on track with your fitness goals.

So here are the 9 mind hacks to help you meet your fitness goals.

1. Conviction


Conviction is the foundation of any successful exercise goal and will help you stay motivated to exercise and keep to your diet.

You have to have faith in yourself and strong belief that your weight loss goals are within your reach and if you do, no matter how hard your targets, you will be able to reach them.

If your self-confidence is low, you will find that you have a much harder time sticking to any fitness plan and you are more likely to fail to exert yourself.

So you need to build your self-confidence and you can do this by listening to motivational videos on YouTube and through positive thoughts and self-talk.

2. Support

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Just about, anyone can stay motivated to reach their goals if they have an ardent support system of friends and family.

You have to make many changes when you get started with a new fitness plan or diet and so it is important to have that support structure around you that understands your personal goals and can encourage you to keep going during your down time.

Let your close friends and relatives know that you need their help in your new goal and include them as much as possible in your goals.

On the other side of this, avoid friends and family who are not so encouraging and talk to them about your goals at all. You do not need that negative energy.

3. Have A Positive Mind-Set

Positive Mind-Set

Keep a positive mind-set towards your fitness goals and you will be amazed how your enthusiasm will rise to stay on track.

To maintain a positive attitude towards your goals, always have positive thoughts about the benefits of your exercise plan and a healthier lifestyle and this will help you through those days you are tempted to skip gym.

A positive mind-set also means keeping in mind that you will have days were you will be set back from target and understanding that that is just a small part of the journey and not the end of your dreams.

If you stay positive through the rough times, you are fast tracking yourself to achieving your dream body by enabling yourself to stay focused on your goals.

4. Keep Organized By Planning

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Staying organized goes a long way in keeping you motivated to stay on a new fitness plan.

For example, if you are able to get your gym stuff and everything you need your day tomorrow ready the night before this makes your plan to go to gym through the week much easier to achieve and you have a eliminated many mental barriers. 

So start placing your gym membership card and gear ready by the door the night before. You will see the impact almost immediately in terms of motivation.

This not only makes everything you need instantly available but also acts as a visual reminder to stick to your routine.  

Plan your day to make your life easier and do not forget to include time for healthy cooking in your schedule.

5. Compare Your Progress To Your Plan

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Staying motivated to achieve your weight loss and toning goal is much easier when you plan and you remain persistent with your plans.

If you fail to understand each step required step to achieve your goals, you will find it harder to focus on the end goal. For instance, say you want to eat healthier, plan your steps by listing what foods you need to remove and what foods you should add to your diet. 

Then once you started making progress on your goals, check your planned targets against your results and this will give you the motivation to stay on track.

6. Understand How You Are Motivated

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Motivation can be classified into categories, namely intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Understand what they mean and you will know how to stay motivated to achieve your weight-loss goals.

So how are the two motivation categories defined?

 If you are intrinsically motivated this means that do not need externally forces like rewards or punishments to stay focused. You can stay motivated using your power from within, your own will.

On the other hand, as you might have guessed, if you are extrinsically motivated, then you are reliant on external rewards such as praise from others or negative reinforcement such as punitive measures.

Most of us can be motivated in both ways but we all obviously lean more towards one category than the other. So figure out which motivation category you are in to know how what kind of rewards keep you motivated to go on.  

This leads us to mind hack number 7

7. Reward Yourself

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Once you figure out your motivation category, start rewarding yourself accordingly to keep motivated towards your fitness goal.

Using incentives is very motivational when you start on a new fitness plan. Whenever you achieve a new goal, give yourself a small reward and you will find you eventually achieve your final goal. 

For example, you may go see a movie, buy yourself a new gym outfit or just a new shirt when you reach a target like “lose ten pounds”.

Actually rewarding yourself will push you to get to the next reward.

8. Find Your Human Hero

Find Your Hero

Get heroes who has achieved what you are trying to achieve with your fitness plan.

This should be someone you can relate to and aspire to be like, when you start on a fitness plan to build your dream body.

Whenever you feel discouraged, look to this person to gain some encouragement and inspiration that you too can reach your fitness goals just as your human Hero did.

9. Keep Up With The Latest On Fitness 

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Both before and after you start your new fitness plan, make sure to keep yourself informed about different fitness plans and look out for new developments on how you can achieve your goals.

Learn about different diets, exercise plans, and their ins and outs so that you make informed decision as you make progress towards your fitness goal.


These are the nine mental hacks you need to implement to put yourself on the fast track to lose weight and meeting your fitness goal. Let us know what you think in the comments.

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