Motivational Quotes For Dieting & Weight Loss

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We have compiled over 1000 of the best motivational and inspirational quotes and sayings that will help you with your dieting and weight loss goals.

Whether you are just starting out or midway through your diet, one of the biggest challenges you will face is negative thinking and overcoming mental obstacles.

If you truly want to accomplish your health and fitness goals, you are going to need to have the right positive mindset so you can stick to your commitment.

This is why we have aggregated the best quotes and sayings about weight loss, self-discipline, health, fitness, hard work, confidence, and much more.

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Fattening food satisfies you for a few minutes … Feeling good about yourself lasts forever. Hang in there! You can get through today!!!

Look in the mirror … that’s your competition.

Even if you can’t physically see the results in front of you, every single effort is changing your body from the inside. Never get discouraged!

You are what you eat – so don’t be Fast, Cheap, Easy, or Fake.

Losing weight is a mental challenge, not a physical one. If you can take control of your mind and body, the weight loss will follow.

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.

Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going. – Jillian Michaels

Eat for the body you want, not for the body you have.

Just 21 days, 21 days of healthy eating and working out, and it will become habit.

Remember how your clothes don’t fit, your body feels sluggish, your skin doesn’t glow, you don’t have energy, you want to feel beautiful, you’re regretting what you ate, you’re wishing you worked out, you wanted to change, before making another unhealthy choice.

Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip. – Arnold H. Glasgow

If you are really serious about losing weight, you need to be completely honest with yourself about what you’re eating.

In two weeks, you’ll feel it. In four weeks, you’ll see it. In eight weeks, you’ll hear it.

Dear Stomach, you’re bored, not hungry. So shut up.

It is not easy, but it is worth it. Now repeat that everyday.

Junk food you’ve craved for an hour, or the body you’ve craved for a lifetime? Your decision.

Exercise to be fit, not skinny. Eat to nourish your body and always ignore the haters, doubters and unhealthy examples that were once feeding you. You are worth more than you realize.

The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t.

Three months from now, you will thank yourself.

Eat less sugar, you’re sweet enough already.

Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness.

I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.

Every small achievement will soon be one amazing success.

Decide. Commit. Succeed.

I am willing to change. I can do this. I have the power to change my life. Yes, I can!

Wow, I really regret that workout. – said No One Ever.

Note to myself: When I eat like crap, I feel like crap.

Want to lose weight? Do more than just think about it. You don’t need to hold off while you keep searching for an abundance of motivation to lose weight. What you need is an abundance of action! – Shawn Weeks

This month’s diet is next month’s body.

Don’t let a bad day turn into a bad week. [there are 2 same pictures]

Do not reward yourself with food, you’re not a dog.

The best project you’ll ever work on is YOU.

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. – Nikki Rogers

The reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have gotten.

You are what you eat. Eat shit, look shit, feel shit -or- eat good, look good, feel good.

A healthy outside starts from the inside. – Robert Urich

Fear says… no you can’t. Determination says… yes you can. Results say… I told you so.

Every morning you wake up is another chance to get it right.

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does, keep going. – Sam Levenson

If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.

Push yourself because, no one else is going to do it for you.

If you want to get fit, you have to give away only one thing. Your excuses.

No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.

It is the things we work hardest for that will reward us the most.

It’s not about having time, it’s about making time.

You said tomorrow yesterday.

Losing weight is hard. Maintaining weight is hard. Staying overweight is hard. Choose your hard.

The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting. – Walt Disney

Your only limit is you.

You don’t need diet pills, slimming drinks, weight loss gadgets. All you need are running shoes, a sport bra and determination.

You were strong enough to get this far. You are strong enough to keep going.

Be stronger than your excuses.

Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.

What you eat in private eventually is what you wear in public. Eat clean, look lean.

I’m worth the fight. Fighting for what I want is hard work. I will get beat up along the way. Giving up may seem like a relief, but then I’ll just beat myself up. Either way, I’m going to take some punches. So, I’d rather the battle scars be from success rather than failure. – Bonnie Pfiester

The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

If you tripped and fell on your way to work, would you turn around, go home and never return? Of course not! By that logic, one bad day or binge shouldn’t ruin your fitness goals, either!

Respect your body. Fuel your body. Challenge your body. Move your body. And most of all, love your body.

Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.

Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments. – Bethenny Frankel

Everything you can imagine about how you will look and feel when you lose weight is real. – Felicity Luckey

Only put off starting a weight loss program until tomorrow if you are willing to die without having achieved your weight loss goals.- Felicity Luckey

Our weight loss goals can only be reached through a diet and exercise plan which we must believe in and follow. There is no other route to weight loss success. – Felicity Luckey

There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between. – Pat Riley

Act enthusiastic about exercising and dieting and you will be enthusiastic. – Felicity Luckey

To lose weight permanently requires faith – faith there is a bigger life waiting for you beyond food and weight. – Catherine L. Taylor

What do you hate more? The 30 minute workout or those 30 extra lbs?

Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment. – Vince Lombardi

You can’t expect to look like a million bucks if you eat from the dollar menu.

Being healthy isn’t about the weight you lose, it’s about the life you gain.

Junk food satisfies you for a minute. Being fit satisfies you for life.

Your body hears everything your mind says. Stay positive.

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. – H. L. Hunt

The body achieves what the mind believes.

When you look in the mirror and see no change, and still keep faith, knowing that in time you will get there if you stay focused and on track, that’s the difference between those who succeed and those who fail.

Dear Me, I am not going to lose all this weight in a week. Heck, I probably won’t even lose it in a month. But, I am going to start eating great and working out for the rest of my life, not one week or just one month.

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. – Dr. Denis Waitley

Junk food you’ve craved for an hour, or the body you’ve craved for a lifetime? Your decision.

If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up,

Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.

If I quit now I will soon be back to where I started. And when I started, I was desperate to get to where I am now.

Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw

It’s a slow process, but quitting won’t speed it up.

It took more than a day to put it on. It will take more than a day to take it off. Move.

If you keep going, you won’t regret it. If you give up, you will.

You can only fail if you quit.

You are not just doing it for yourself. Your transformation can inspire others.

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden

Dear Body, I’m sorry I’ve treated you this way, feeding you the wrong foods and not taking care of you. I promise to do better and get you back to the best shape and fitness level you can be. We can do it! Sincerely, Me.

Your attention please: No one is coming to save you. This life of yours is 100% your responsibility.

You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.

I will NOT feel deprived when I bypass junk food. I will feel empowered that I made the healthy choice.

One workout at a time. One day at a time. One meal at a time.

You’ve always been beautiful. Now you’re just deciding to be healthier, fitter, faster and stronger. Remember that.

Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful. – Mark Victor Hansen

One of the most important keys to success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don’t feel like doing it.

There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results. – Kenneth Blanchard

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. – Michael Jordan

It’s not just the weight you lose: but the life you gain.

You aren’t fat. You have fat. Fat does not define you.

Did you know? For the first 15 minutes of your workout, your body burns sugars and carbs. At 30 minutes, your body enters the fat burning zone.

Suck it up and one day you won’t have to suck it in.

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow. – Doug Firebaugh

The greatest barrier between you and success is yourself. Remember that you can do this.

Your body can stand up to almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.

I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

When your body absorbs toxins, it stores them in fat, which is why fiber and probiotics are strategic weapons for weight loss. Fiber keeps your colon healthy and reduces your body’s absorption of toxins. – Suzanne Somers

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – William Faulkner

No more negative body thoughts.
No more “I’ll do it tomorrow”.
No more sitting and wishing for a thinner me.
No more eating when I am not hungry.
No more waiting for this to get easier.
No more muffin tops,
No more wobbly thighs.
No more soft, round stomach,
No more “Buts…”.
No more “I can’t”.
No more “It’s too hard”.
No more “I’m too tired”.
No more excuses.

While weight loss is important, what’s more important is the quality of food you put in your body – food is information that quickly changes your metabolism and genes. – Dr. Mark Hyman

Weight loss doesn’t begin in the gym with a dumb bell; it starts in your head with a decision. ― Toni Sorenson

Fitness is not about being better than someone else … it’s about being better than you used to be.

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. – Wayne Dyer

Cutting back on calories is not the answer to successful weight loss and successful health… you have to increase the quality of what you eat, not just reduce the quantity. – Joel Fuhrman

Saying “Oh, I’ve already ruined my good eating today. I’ll just eat crap” is like saying “Oh, I dropped my phone on the floor. I’ll just smash it till it breaks.”

It was after I first began to uplift my thoughts a bit that my cravings for junk food started to dissipate. I did not connect the two at that time. First, I simply noticed that I didn’t need to sleep so much. It took a while before I realized that in addition to my improved energy level, there was a direct correlation between chewing on mental garbage and putting garbage in my mouth. ― Holly Mosier

The pain of the process is only temporary, but the feeling of achievement lasts forever.

A strong positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. –
Patricia Neal

I’m not losing weight. I’m getting rid of it. I have no intention of finding it again.

Once you control your mind you can conquer your body.

No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change. – Bill Phillips

Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels. ― Elizabeth Berg

Weight loss can change your whole character. That always amazed me: Shedding pounds does change your personality. It changes your philosophy of life because you recognize that you are capable of using your mind to change your body. – Jean Nidetch



1. Know Your Why

The first and most important thing you must do before you begin a diet is have a good reason why you are starting.

You will be challenged on many days and feel like giving in to temptation.

The only way you will push through it and not give in is if you have a good reason why you are going to stay committed.

2. Focus On Lifestyle

One of the most common tips you will see or hear is about the importance of “not dieting” and changing your lifestyle.

The idea of being on a “diet” implies that afterwards you will go back to the way you were eating before you began.

To truly sustain your weight loss, you must change your lifestyle.

Learn be live a healthier life and create a better relationship with food.

3. Face Your Emotions

Many people use food as a way to suppress negative emotions they are holding in.

If you really want to have a healthy body, you need to start by having a healthy mind and heart.

Be honest with yourself and face your emotions.

4. One Day At A Time

As cheesy or cliche as it may sound, take it one day at a time.

In the beginning you may notice rapid weight loss.

But you will also hit many plateaus as well where not much change happens.

Just focus on one day a time and do your best.

Try not to obsess over it. Live your life and focus on other things.

5. Increase Your Heart Rate

Any movement is important and helps. Even just walking.

But where you will see the biggest results is by raising your heart rate to the point where you feel out of breath.

Things like high intensity interval training are a powerful way to help shed off the pounds extremely fast.

Just make sure to do them safely.

6. Keep A Food Diary

Make sure you keep track of everything you are eating on a daily basis.

The reason why is because if you decide to work with someone, they will be able to help you a lot more if they can see what you have been eating.

This way they can make suggestions that will help optimize your diet.

7. Cut Out Sugar

Plain and simple, sugar is the enemy.

Sugar spikes insulin.

Even “healthy sugars” from fruit (especially juice and smoothies).

And remember, carbs (especially starchy carbs) turns into sugar.

8. Learn The Ketogenic Diet

If you really want to step it up, learn how to use the ketogenic diet.

This is where you increase your healthy fats like coconut oil, avocado, nuts, and bacon, and drastically cut out carbs.

Please note that the ketogenic diet is a bit more advanced and should only be done if you are working with a coach.


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