I completely understand how difficult it can be to find the inspiration to transform your body. I’ll share with you some tips on how to get motivated to lose weight that finally worked for me, after years of trying different workouts, eating plans, fitness gadgets, and motivational tactics.
Do you feel that starting the journey to lose weight will be an incredibly tedious process? I certainly did for years. I’m hoping to shed some light in this article to help you see that burning fat and dropping pounds is just a simple math equation. It’s a very basic science that works magic when you follow the numbers.
If you take the tips from this article to heart, I truly believe you’ll notice there isn’t all that much you have to get motivated for. You just need to begin.
Here’s what I’ll cover in this article:
- No Diet Necessary – Just Follow The Numbers
- You CAN Eat What You Want
- You Do NOT Need To Do Crazy Cardio
- 3 Essential Tools To Help You On Your Journey
- Why Intermittent Fasting Makes Weight Loss Fun
Well, let’s get to it.
Follow The Math And You WILL Lose Weight
There is a very simple math equation for weight loss that just works. You WILL lose weight if you follow it. The math I teach is specifically designed to get you to drop 4 to 5 pounds per month.
I want to be clear that this is NOT a diet. Most diets are too complicated with too many rules, which is why people eventually give up on them and gain all the weight back. No no no… I don’t suggest dieting. You want to get motivated to lose weight, not the other way around.
I want to stress just HOW simple this is. When I personally saw fat melting off my body after only a few weeks, it just baffled me, cause it felt like I wasn’t doing very much at all. That is such a key part of this. This shouldn’t feel like work. How can you be motivated to lose weight if it feels like a huge mountain you have to climb?
The math is this: EAT AT A 400 CALORIE DEFICIT EACH DAY.
That’s all you’ve got to do to drop 4 to 5 pounds per month without having to jump over insane hurdles. You simply have to change the amount of food you’re eating each day. Nothing extreme at all.
If you don’t understand how to calculate your calorie deficit, I have an article here that explains exactly how to do it. It should take you less than 2 minutes to figure out your personal calorie deficit.
3 Tools To Make Weight Loss So Much Easier
There are three tools I use to continue to work towards my fitness goals. They are as follows:
Let me break these down for you and explain why they will make it MUCH easier for you to stay motivated on your weight loss journey.
- FOOD SCALE
If you want to lose weight, you need to count calories correctly so that you are eating in a deficit. If you want to count calories correctly, you need a simple way to be accurate. A food scale makes the whole calorie counting process very simple to do. You’ll have to spend an additional 5 – 10 minutes daily to measure foods, but it’s so simple, and it’s completely worth it when you start to see changes in the mirror. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to use a food scale to count calories.
The information you get from the food scale is essential. But you need a phone app to log all the information easily. MyNetDiary will track all the foods you eat onto your phone so you never have to do the math yourself. Whether you’re eating Chipotle, McDonalds, or homemade pizza, you track all of it into the app. This app also knows the calorie deficit you’re eating at so that you don’t go over your calories. Click here to download MyNetDiary onto your phone. It’s free.
- DIGITAL BODY FAT SCALE
A body fat scale will keep you accountable with your progress. It’s simply a regular scale to measure your weight, but has additional functionality that logs your progress into your phone. This is the one that I personally use.
There is something motivating about seeing your body fat, BMI, and weight loss efforts improve over the course of a week, then two weeks. There are studies conducted that actually show people lose more weight when they track their progress daily than those who only track once a month.
You CAN Eat What You Want & Lose Weight
Want to find serious motivation to lose weight? I don’t know if you’ll believe me, cause I didn’t believe it at first either. In fact, this one really blew my mind. But I burned more fat and got into better shape eating chocolate, ice cream, pizza, french fries, chips, and whatever else you can think of. You can eat all the stuff mainstream diets restrict, and STILL lose weight.
I remember the first night that wasn’t part of a cheat day, and I decided, okay okay… I’ll try it. I took a Kinder bar and ate the whole thing before bed with a glass of milk. I felt like I did something completely wrong. Oh crap, I just added all these empty calories and fat and chocolate into my routine! What am I doing?! Well fast-forward to today. I don’t think about it anymore, cause I’ve learned that it’s fine. There are no more cheat days, cause I eat what I want whenever I feel like it, and you should be able to also.
Just remember one rule. Calories are what count if you want to lose weight. Not Carbs. Not fats. Not anything else. It’s very simple to find out how many calories you need to eat in a day, and it’s ALSO very simple to make sure you’re actually EATING the right amount of calories per day. The tools listed in the section above will help you track your calorie intake properly and make it incredibly simple to do.
But FIRST, make sure you know how many calories you need to eat in a day to lose weight.
BTW – my best friend lost 30 pounds in a few months when he finally started doing this and stopped eating low carb. It’s kind of amazing that following this method helped him drop weigh while enjoying many foods, and his low carb dieting wasn’t budging the scale at all.
You DON’T Have To Do Crazy Cardio
There’s this misconception out there that we have to be doing intense cardio 5 to 6 days per week in order to lose weight. But crazy cardio sessions will increase hunger making it very easy to overeat. My goal is to motivate you to lose weight. If I tell you to get prepared for the most intense cardio workouts of your life every day for the next 3 months, that’s hardly motivating.
So, what’s the best exercise I suggest for weight loss that’s super easy to get started with and will keep you moving forward towards your fitness goals? Walking 10,000 steps per day. In my opinion, this is the simplest and most miraculous way to keep the fat burning going.
Walking 10,000 steps burns about 400 – 500 calories, and the beauty of this exercise is that it doesn’t really feel like you’re doing much at all. All the walking you do throughout your day counts towards this goal. This includes walking around the house, to the mailbox, or even through a grocery store. I notice that I get in about 2,000 steps a day without even trying.
It shocked me again, that walking lazily down the street each day did more for toning up my body and fat loss than 5 days a week of Shaun T’s Insanity ever did.
If you dread the idea of having to start another cardio workout, I strongly suggest getting in the habit of walking 10,000 steps daily. It takes me about 90 minutes to walk 10,000 steps, and I break it up into a few different sessions each day. You can break it up however you want to.
When you combine daily walking with the simple calorie deficit I’ve mentioned above, you will notice changes happening in the mirror within just a few weeks. Even if you do no walking at all, and simply follow the calorie deficit information on this page, you’ll begin to notice major changes. But walking 10,000 steps per day in conjunction with proper eating will accelerate fat loss.
Intermittent Fasting Makes Weight Loss FUN!
This isn’t necessary but I do believe that it’s made eating so much more fun. When you can’t enjoy the foods you eat, you feel restricted, and motivation to lose weight really plummets.
Intermittent fasting is NOT a diet. It’s simply a matter of changing up the time of day that you eat your meals. I used to eat 5 to 6 small meals per day, always having to restrict myself to foods I didn’t even want to eat, and it was a pain, cause I spent so much time planning meals rather than getting other more important things done in my day.
What I love about intermittent fasting is the fact that I can eat WAY bigger meals later in the day. So, it’s like I have a huge feast every single night, whether it’s a big burger and fries, or a steak and baked potato, or a bunch of slices of pizza and chips. I personally prefer a big feast, and not having to think about my meals throughout the early hours of the day.
Plus, Intermittent Fasting actually has multiple fat burning benefits. Click here to learn about them.
Quite possibly on of the most exciting things I ever implemented into my daily life, intermittent fasting has become the game changer when it comes to actually enjoying dinner and food again. It’s why I don’t think all that much about the foods I eat any longer. I just eat. And if you choose to implement this into your life, you’ll be able to do the same thing without having to constantly be noting down every single little meal in your day.
Wanna know what a day in my life of intermittent fasting looks like? Here’s an article where I break down my day.
I Hope This Motivated You To Lose Weight
My goal here was to show you how to get motivated to lose weight. I know this article wasn’t filled with your typical motivational tips that you may find elsewhere. But to me, this is as simple as it gets and if you follow what’s laid out here, you’ll notice that your weight loss results will come, with very little effort on your part, compared to traditional dieting.
I wanted to show you just HOW simple weight loss can actually be. Every single thing listed in this article was geared towards motivating you to get started on your weight loss journey if you’re currently lacking inspiration. It may be a lot of information to digest but if you take it step by step, I have no doubt you’ll be able to get started and see results.
The process of losing weight is so much simpler than I ever knew. It’s why I started this website and why I continue to teach people exactly what I followed and what has worked for me. I no longer do cardio. I eat what I want now. And I’m in better shape than I’ve ever been, having lost 13 pounds and dropped 3% body fat in just a few months of doing what’s listed here in this article.
I never felt comfortable taking my shirt off for years, and now I don’t mind. It’s a really nice feeling to have let go of that insecurity, because when we feel good about ourselves physically, so many other aspects of our lives begin to flourish as well.
I hope you found value in this article. If anything was unclear or you have any questions or comments, please leave them below and I’ll happily get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you so much for reading.