Weight Loss Success: Your Why Is Very Important

Show Notes

The “who” is you and the “what” is weight loss. The “how” hopefully is, or at least includes, diet and exercise. But, what about the “why”?

The why is different for everyone and hopefully you’ve taken some time to write down your personal why. Here we’ll talk about why having a why is important for weight loss and talk about some possible motivations that could become your why.

The Importance of Your Why

The “why” of weight loss is your motivation. If someone asks you why you’re trying to lose weight and you don’t have an answer, it probably means that you aren’t going to be very successful on your weight loss journey.

A Long Life Could Be Your Why

One great why has to do with lifespan. It doesn’t matter whether you’re up there in years or not, carrying unhealthy weight shortens your life. It’s just a fact.

Mobility Can Be Your Why

Another great why for you could be mobility or activity. It’s partially a great why because it’s also a great how.

Carrying extra weight makes it more difficult to engage in physical activity.

Mental Health Can Be Your Why

One possible why has to do with happiness and self-esteem. Studies have shown that engaging in physical activity makes you happier and more mentally healthy – whether you’re overweight or not.

Your Family and Friends Can Be Your Why

Weight loss is something that you need to do but YOU don’t need to be the reason that you do it.

There are a lot of reasons that a why can help you to lose weight. There are also a wide variety of things that can serve as your inspiration if you haven’t found one yet. So, find your why and be the best YOU that you can be.

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