How to stay motivated to eat healthy

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Eating healthy can be a big game-changer when you are facing health problems that can be holding you up from enjoying your life, and they can even be debilitating at times. How to stay motivated to eat healthy is done through perseverance and realizing in yourself the importance of making the changes that are necessary in order to live a happier, healthier and longer life.

Have you ever heard the saying, you are what you eat, well this is definitely true because if you feed yourself with food that has little to no nutritional value, it will affect you and your performance and the way you feel. If you eat a healthy diet of all the important food groups such as lean meats, fruits and vegetables, this will surely get you on your way to feeling better and you will be happy that you made the necessary changes.

How to get motivated

It can be difficult to be motivated to eat the foods that are healthy and nutritious when you see all these commercials on TV pushing the idea of eating quick foods, or fast foods. But after you have been eating all these foods that you enjoy for most of your life if not all of your life, how do you make the switch to eating what is healthy?

It can be difficult to find the encouragement to start eating what is healthy when there is a very good chance that many of the people you surround yourself with are eating greasy burgers and all kinds of sugary sweets that would surely be tempting to the taste buds.

Telling yourself that you are going to get motivated to make the necessary changes with your diet and actually doing it is two different things. Often it takes more perseverance than what most people have in them, and if you are struggling to find enough perseverance within yourself to make these changes, take a look at what perseverance can do and the effect it can have on others through this video.

Setting realistic goals

The first thing that you need to realize is that you are not perfect. No one is perfect and no one will ever be perfect. There is no such thing as setting up the perfect diet and following it perfectly, everybody will fail at one point or another. If you feel that you have failed at your diet, there is only one sure way of truly failing, and that is if you completely give up on it altogether.

That is one thing that separates people who set up a diet and follow it through to success and others who want to set up a healthy diet and fail are the ones that have given up on it too soon and don’t have the real determination to actually stick with it.

In order to be successful with your diet, it is necessary to set realistic goals and stick with them on a daily basis. If you fail at eating what you have set out in your diet, there is no need to stay down-and-out for the count, just simply brush the dust off and get back in the race with following the diet that you have set up for yourself and realize it as a stepping stone to becoming stronger and realizing that you actually do have the willpower to get back in the game.

Below is a list of s.m.a.r.t goals to follow

  • Specific: goals that are precise
  • Measurable: goals that you can keep track of and measure
  • Attainable: a goal that is realistic in nature and can be achieved
  • Realistic: a goal that is realistic is reachable
  • Time-based: a goal that is time sensitive and has a deadline

A realistic goal is not one that you tell yourself that you are going to lose 20 pounds from eating a healthy diet over the next month, losing two pounds in a week would be more realistic and something that you can and should be very likely to achieve.

The likelihood of losing 2 pounds in a week is very achievable, so if you can lose 2 pounds in a week, that would come out to 8 lbs a month.

Take aim at your goals like you would with a dart board.
Take aim and fire at any goal you set out to achieve.

That is a big difference from 20 pounds, the point that I am getting at here is if you set goals for yourself that look attractive but are very unreasonable, once you realize that you are not achieving those goals, it will be much more difficult for you to stick with your goals.

Have faith in yourself

Nobody who is a real friend of yours is going to tell you that you can’t achieve what is in your heart. If it is important to you, a true friend will stick by you and support you every step of the way.

So if you have a friend that can support you and have faith in you, then there is absolutely no reason why you should not have faith in yourself when it comes to accomplishing anything that you set your mind to, such as eating a healthy diet.

Anybody in this world that has ever achieved anything great or, of significance, they have always exercised faith in themselves and it is the same for you.

If you don’t exercise faith in yourself, you will never achieve anything of significance in your life that you set out to do. Faith is a big cornerstone behind accomplishing anything that you set out to do.

Seeing the big picture

Why exactly is it that you want to start eating healthy? Is it because eating healthy will help you to trim down and look better? Will it help you to feel better and have more energy throughout the day?

For whatever reason it is that you want to start eating healthy, it is an absolute must that you follow suit with changing the structure of your diet, how often you eat throughout each day, snacking on things that you know are going to reflect around your midsection or hips and keeping a record of what you eat, how much you eat, meal frequency and how many times in a day that you have cheated on your diet.

Keeping track of all of these things will help you to gauge your diet in a better and more structured manner so that you can achieve your goals of living healthier and happier from eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly.

Physical activity with friends can be healthy for our heart.
Engaging in physical activity with friends can make any activity more enjoyable.

Eating healthy is an essential part of living healthy, but you are significantly increasing your results if you follow a structured exercise program tailored to your needs and based on what your physical goals are.


Many of us can tend to go through our daily lives without giving our health much of a thought. Personally I used to be that way myself, but since I started getting older I have realized that my years are not getting any easier, so I have found that it is necessary to eat a healthy diet and follow a weekly training routine that helps me to stay in as good of shape as I possibly can.

Whatever your purpose is behind eating a healthy diet and taking care of your health, It Is by all means important that you follow your plan and stick to it because it is important and you are important, and don’t ever let anyone sway your mindset from becoming a healthier and better you.

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4 thoughts on “How to stay motivated to eat healthy”

  1. Lol, the title of this post seemed funny to me but it was the reason why I felt I should read the content and when I started reading it, it seemed pretty cool to me. The possibility of being able stay away from junk foods through self motivation is good and it really is something that I would like to do. I’m just so happy with the information you gave here. Thanks!

    • Yes, the name of the post can sound a little funny, but if you don’t have something to motivate you to eat healthy, (if you are a person that is not used to eating healthy) it can be difficult to make those changes. 

      Many people are acostomed to spending a lot of time being inactive and eating things that are not healthy, it shows around their midsection. They know that it’s not healthy, they don’t feel healthy, if they don’t already have health problems,. they will likely develop physical and health problems from a life of eating unhealthy. 

      They need a reason, or something to motivate them to realize that eating healthy will bring them more comfort in the future than the unhealthy snacks they are eating will do for them temporarily.

      Thanks for reading.

  2. hello Neil, I really picked out some aspects on this article that I really feel affects so many of us and that is the part of setting goals and most of them are unrealistic. This could harm our mental health and cause us to lose appetite, it happens to me when a failed attempt happens. It’s important we take gentle steps and be consistent. 

    • Absolutely true, consistency is a big thing, it’s important to keep moving forward, even if it’s at a snail’s pace, at least with consistency you are moving forward.

      Thanks for reading.


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