Weight Loss Motivation – How Do You Stay Motivated On A Low Carbs Diet?

February 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Low Carb FAQs, Low Carb Talk

Weight loss motivation is key to success. This post has one sole purpose – to gather inspirational thoughts and feedback from others who are eating low carbs. Low carbs diets are kind of funny, becase on one hand, you open yourself up to a brand new world of eating different foods that you otherwise probably wouldn’t eat. It really is fun. But on the other hand, unless you have a ton of creative spark, it’s all too easy to get distracted and eat the same thing all the time, which ultimately and unfortunately leads to low carbs burnout.

Then the weight comes back, as usual.

Be honest, unless this is your first rodeo, you know that as soon as you give up on the diet, it’s only a matter of weeks or months before you pack the weight back on. It sucks. But that’s why having a community of support really helps maintain your weight loss motivation.


Well, alone, we’re just ourselves. Just one person. But together, we’re a gangly mass of smart minds who can think collectively and encourage each other to continue on. Isn’t it a great feeling when your pants are looser, or your shirt doesn’t fit as snug? Why give that up? Is junk food really that important? Honestly, sometimes it is! Depending on your lifestyle, you very well may choose sugar over a healthier life. Sad, right?

It doesn’t have to be that way though. You absolutely need encouragement, because without it, your chances of making it through is rather slim. It can be done on a solo mission, but it’s tough. The more times you start hearing “Wow, are you losing weight?”, the more motivated you should become. When people actually notice it, it means you’re doing everything right, so just keep riding the wave! It’s not that hard to maintain your diet motivation!

Anyway, these were just some random thoughts I had before I hit the sack tonight. I’ve had some pretty strong cravings the past few days, and I could probably use a bit of motivation myself. I would nearly kill for jelly doughnut, but I know that I have to continue on my path to normal weight-hood.

All the best, and please share your thoughts below :)


55 Comments on "Weight Loss Motivation – How Do You Stay Motivated On A Low Carbs Diet?"

  1. Clair @ Biggest Loser Diet, RAM, weightloss twins, diets on Tue, 30th Jun 2009 12:59 am 

    Great post Ryan,

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  2. amit@vemma on Wed, 29th Jul 2009 12:13 am 

    Losing weight is easier and mainting it is much tougher ..

    honestly saying its really hard to remain motivated and stay on the low carb diet.


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    Nice tips Ryan! I am 38 right now and weigh 195lbs. this is way too much for now. thats why i am on a search for some practical and natural tips. I don’t want to go for medication as i believe in exercise i have started and the diet i will go for. And also, I’ll definitely adopt and try my best to stick with these nice tips. Thanks for such an encouraging post. keep posting…Thanks!

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    Motivation is needed for each and every work that a person wants to do. With it he can work better than the situation where he hss no motivation.

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    Diet success entails making real lifestyle changes, and that doesn’t happen overnight. You have a better chance at keeping the weight off if you lose it slowly. People who are starving get irritable and have a higher failure rate.

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    i agree with the above comment, for sustained weight loss you need to stick to a new healthy regime otherwise the temptation to go back to a bad habit will be all too easy

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    To stay motivated you need to stick to the schedule for both food intake with low carb along with the exercise schedule. Better one stop thinking about the hunger and instead think about the excessive fat, so he/she’ll be automatically get motivation from inside.

  17. Smart Lipo on Thu, 8th Apr 2010 3:35 am 

    Motivation is something which is needed for us to keep us working all the time and keep ourselves energetic for working all the time. Low carb diets are based on the principles that consuming carbs and simple sugar leads to gains in weight. Low carb diets go against the principles of traditional diets which focus on calorie counting and focus instead on carbs and sugar.

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    Most people forget that many people in the world earn so that they can get two meals a day, after this neglecting food, bad eating habits, lack of exercise etc. become ‘commonplace’ for them. It’s a good reminder you have sent with this post. Preserve what we already have by taking the right measures.

  20. Smart Lipo on Thu, 15th Apr 2010 4:28 am 

    This sounds like prevention is better than care. Instead of taking measures which can give us results after many methods its better to maintain our weight and body in a balanced proportion, always take the diet which will not increase fat in our body.

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    I’ve gone from 240lb to 160lb just by changing my diet and making it a point to do a little more physical activity every day until I was able to fully work out again. I’ve stayed this weight for 2 years now… I think the key was not to be so extreme and to steadily work toward small goals.

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    When I was on a low-carb diet, it was my husband who would constantly encourage me in my efforts. We would talk about how I’d been wanting to wear bikinis on the beach again. He would tell me all the silliest stuff to cheer me up. He’s always awesome. Now, I can wear string bikinis again. Thanks to him!

  25. jinnie@raw food diet on Sat, 8th May 2010 1:54 am 

    raw foods are the great source of all the nutrients and help people to maintain there diet so i advice to all that try to add some raw food into there diet in order to being fit and healthy. keep it up

  26. monika@yoga downloads on Sun, 16th May 2010 11:31 pm 

    You really need to focus more on burning the fat and not on how good you look. By just trying to get a nice looking body without considering how to help your body burn fat and keep it off you are really wasting your time.The weight will return even faster.

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    I think the best way to stay motivated when on a low carb diet is to have a cheat day where you indulge in any carbohydrate food you want. Or, at the very least, allow yourself one meal to do so. It’s something you can look forward to and enjoy without hampering your progress.

  30. fitflops on Fri, 4th Jun 2010 8:03 am 

    I’ve been trying the Slimming World diet where you get Green days and Red days. One is a carb heavy day, the other is a protein heavy day, but you can never mix the two. Generally, you can get away with eating more on either day and still lose weight!

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    Really guys, low carbohydrates diets is better for health because of the reason, increase your weight. But in place you can use much proteins in diet like milk.

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    YEAH,It is important to know that when people actually notice it, it means you’re doing everything right, so just keep riding the wave! It’s not that hard to maintain your diet motivation!

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    I think once you can see results and have constant goals to look to and achieve, whether its an event, an item of clothing you want to buy and fit into and look amazing! etc … that can keep you motivated!


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    it’s all too easy to get distracted and eat the same thing all the time, which ultimately and unfortunately leads to low carbs burnout.

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    I find its not too hard sticking with the diet, but its all the tempting tasty snacks that everyone else is stuffing down their throats that makes it hard!

  41. mike@fitness on Tue, 24th Aug 2010 1:28 am 

    motivation will always be the start for success, a key and you should combine it with work and discipline.

    losing some weight is not as difficult as we think if just know the right approach on it and yes when we are motivated to do so. but for me, in order to have a long term benefit or result, we need to change our lifestyle and train ourselves in eating healthy and exercising regularly. it will not just make us lose some weight, it will also make us healthy!

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