Question: What are some keys to staying motivated when trying to lose weight?
Answer: One of the keys to staying motivated is to be able to recover from mistakes, because mistakes very often set people back, make them feel bad then lead to giving up. So keeping motivated through mistakes is one of the most important things, research has shown, will help people lose weight over the long term.
How do you do that?
Well, you keep at it, even though you might have made minor slips. You don't let small mistakes throw you off the track. And overall, you keep your eye on the goal line, which is how much weight you're going to lose at the end of the process and get caught up a little bit less on what's happening day to day or week to week.