166-Undiet 2019: Strategies to Maintain Motivation and Consistency

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Maintaining Motivation

“I get off track very easily and difficult to get back on track. Finding a way to be motivated every day is hard. What should I do?

That’s one of the top 3 questions I get on open forums. Along with how to be consistent and how can I lose weight (I never answer this one anymore!).

The truth is maintaining motivation is a struggle for many as it was for me and is still when it comes to exercise.

Here’s the secret… Motivation is not something you have or don’t have. It’s something you cultivate via your intention.

Research and science are clear: Willpower doesn’t work. So, what then? Your big why, your intention, your higher purpose is what works to sustain motivation day in and day out.

Your ‘why’ is what we call an internal motivator and the key to maintain motivation is to be clear on your ‘why’.

To set the intention based on internal motivators that will activate the right part of your brain and create the magic of motivation without having to resort to willpower and self-punishment as a force to make you do things.

And that, ladies, is in every part of your life… personal / career/ family… and yes your health. Motivation works the same way for everything. Everything!

Let’s dive into the 5 strategies to maintaining motivation… this podcast will rock your world!

In this episode I discuss

  • Internal motivator versus external motivators
  • 4 strategies for maintaining motivations 
  • Changing relationship to food and body: what you need to do

Last episode, I talked about the must-have to make peace with food… Body Acceptance. More than a must-have, it’s essential.

We think that we can delay accepting our body until we get our relationship to food OK. Most of us are ready to do the work with our emotions but when it comes to doing the work with our body image… we resist. And we resist hard!

The truth is…. you can’t make peace with food without making peace with your body right now as is!

Yet we think that we can avoid accepting our body. The pain and suffering associated with non-body acceptance is the cause of many emotional eating roller coaster, binges and diet cycle… Click here to learn the 3 things you can do now to start accepting… yep, no-cost involved.

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I’m Stephanie Dodier – Clinical Nutritionist, Intuitive Eating expert, host of the Going BeyondTheFood podcast, and Creator of the Going BeyondTheFood Method™️, which was born from my own journey with chronic dieting & body image and has since grown into a global movement.

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