Purpose-driven weight loss

The key to self-motivation

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How many times have you tried to lose weight and failed? For most people, this number is pretty high. Some people lose weight and gain it all back again. The problem is not with your motivation, it’s with your purpose. A purpose-driven weight loss plan will always ensure there is plenty of motivation to lose weight and keep it off.

What is purpose-driven weight loss?

Having a reason for doing something doesn’t make it a purpose. For example, if I ask you “Why do you want to lose weight?” and your answer is “To look good,” that would be a reason without purpose. No matter how motivated you are, if you don’t have a purpose then you will ultimately lose your motivation. A purpose is a reason that serves other people, not just yourself.

What are some examples of purpose-driven weight loss?

Some examples of purpose-driven weight loss are:

  • Lose weight for my spouse
  • Lose weight so I will be around longer for my family
  • Lose weight so I can teach others to lose weight

Some examples of non-purpose-driven weight loss are:

  • Lose weight to look good
  • Lose weight to feel better
  • Lose weight to be healthier
  • Lose weight so others will treat me better

Once you determine your purpose, then the weight loss process begins. Without that purpose, it is all in vain. The next time you go out to eat with your friends and look at the pizza on the menu, remember your family and your weight loss purpose. There is no pizza that tastes as good as spending more time with your family. This will give you the motivation you need to be successful on your weight loss journey in the long run.

Author: T Ross

I spent the first part of my life playing piano and composing music. I graduated from UCLA with a degree in music composition and cognitive science. Then I became a User Interface Engineer for four years. I moved home to Raleigh, NC to be closer to my family and began to freelance. On the side, I created a company called Elemental Nutrition & Wellness that uses interactive resource calculators to give people the tools they need to lose weight and boost nutrition. Now I have my own practice as a holistic nutritionist. I help people meet their weight loss goals by fostering self-motivation. You can reach me at ross@elementalnutritionandwellness.com.

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