Are you Tired of Being Fat? Does it feel like you don’t have any motivation?
Are you frustrated with your weight and feel like you’ve tried everything to lose it, but nothing works?
You’re not alone.
I was 278 pounds in October of 2021.
I had tried fad diets, running (the worst), and what felt like everything under the sun to lose fat.
Nothing worked (well, I currently use the Vertical Diet for weight loss and it has worked).
Until I started building daily habits that compounded over time and I ended up losing 115 pounds in under nine months.
To lose all of this weight I did not do any of the following, including:
- Starving myself
- Running like Usain Bolt
- Attending Weight Watchers meetings
- Paying money to fix a mental problem
Millions of people are struggling with their weight, and often times they feel like they’re fighting a losing battle.
Hang in there! There is hope.
In this article, I will share 10 motivational tips that can help you finally lose fat and no longer feel tired, sick, and nearly dead.
Table of Contents
1. You are worth it
You are not a lost cause.
You are not too old, too young, too (insert excuse here).
If you want to lose weight, you can do it. It will be hard work, but it’s a lifestyle, not a fad and it is worth it. I’m living proof of small tweaks and changes add up to absolutely massive results.
2. It’s not about the food, it’s about your relationship with food
If You’re Tired of Being Fat, it’s time to change your relationship with food.
You are what you eat and what you eat can either help or hurt your weight-loss journey.
Think about why you’re eating, not just what you’re eating. It is often not due to hunger but outside stressors and also (bad) habits.
Are you eating because you’re hungry or is it just what you are used to?
Here is the trick.
You can still eat when you are stressed or even just bored. You need to change the “what” of your diet.
- Instead of chips eat a plate of salted cucumbers.
- Instead of peanut butter try peanut butter protein powder.
- Instead of chocolate ice cream try sugar-free chocolate pudding.
The possibilities are endless.
For myself, it was way easier to still eat, not starve but make different choices in what I eat.
Over time this adds up to 1000s of empty calories that you are no longer consuming on a daily basis.
3. You have the power to change your life
You are not a victim of your circumstance.
You have the power to change your life at any time.
If you are Tired of Being Fat, make the decision today to do something about it.
Start with one small change and build on that. Soon, you will have made so many positive changes that you’ll look in the mirror and think “WTF”.
Concentrate one day at a time on the things that are within your power, such as:
- Food choices
- Quality sleep
The end goal is achieved in the details and steady grind.
Planning, hoping, and dreaming will never get you to where you want to be.
4. Small changes can make a big difference over time
You don’t have to go from Tired of Being Fat to shredded in one day.
That would be nice, but it’s not realistic and usually not sustainable. Instead, focus on making small changes that you can stick with for the long haul.
One small change added at a rate of one thing per week combines to create 52 healthy habits over a year’s time.
At that point, it is no longer possible to be fat, tired, or unhealthy.
5. There is no one perfect way to lose weight and keep it off
There are a million ways to skin a cat, and the same is true when it comes to losing body fat.
The key is to find what works for you and then stick with it.
There is no one perfect diet or exercise routine. The best way to find out what works is trial and error.
Ask yourself some questions regularly:
Am I less hungry in the mornings?
Fast until lunchtime
Do I hate running more than anything in the world?
Start weight lifting at the gym
Am I not ready to give up fizzy sodas?
Try zero sugar versions i.e. Coke Zero, Dr. Pepper Zero, etc
Do I tend to go overboard on Alcoholic drinks when going out?
Stay in on the weekends.
One of my favorite quotes I have heard over my weight loss journey is that “nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels”.
6. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it
When you are ready to no longer feel tired of being fat, remember, you don’t have to go it alone.
If you need help, ask for it.
There are plenty of people who have been where you are and come out the other side successfully.
There are plenty of options to find support on your fat loss journey:
- Stay close to friends who make healthy living a priority
- Use the community section of weight loss apps like Lose It or My Fitness Pal
- Join your local gym
- Try Meetup.com to find local hiking or outdoor activities, groups
When you isolate yourself it is easy to make the wrong decision because nobody will know.
Build yourself a new healthy support group and staying fat and tired won’t be an option.
7. Find “cheat” meals that work for you
When you are working hard to lose weight, it is important to have a little cheat meal now and then.
This will help to keep you sane and avoid feeling deprived all the time.
The key is to find cheat meals that work for you and are within the framework of your new non-fat life!
Many people can adhere to the perfect diet for a few days, maybe a few weeks, or even months. Eventually, you will break if you don’t create something that is sustainable in the long run.
Here are the best cheat meals that I have found:
- Sugar-Free Pudding – 120Kcal
- Sugar-Free Soda – 0Kcal
- Powdered Peanut Butter PB2 – 70Kcal
- Chocolate Almonds – 159Kcal per 6
- Gummy Vitamins – 10Kcal
Dieting is 100% about sustainability not 100% elimination.
It is also highly personal. Find what works for you and it couldn’t be easier.
8. Track your progress but don’t obsess on a daily basis
When you are working to lose weight, it is important to track your progress.
This will help you to see how far you have come and keep you motivated. It will also let you know if you are f****** up and misjudging your choices.
There is one important rule, however, don’t obsess over the numbers on the scale.
Weight loss is not a linear process.
You will build muscle while losing weight.
You will retain more water from one day to the next.
You may be bloated during the week.
I found that weight yourself twice per week on the same day and under the same variable you can better track results.
Go to the bathroom.
Take off your clothes.
Hop on the scale.
Store your current weight in either a notebook or a weight loss app.
This will give you solid data which is one of the best weapons you have in your battle against fat.
9. Find an exercise routine that you enjoy and stick to it
I used to hate going to the gym.
I would make excuses like “I’m too tired” or “I don’t have time.”
The truth was that I just didn’t enjoy it and because I didn’t enjoy it, I would never stick to it.
It wasn’t until I found an exercise routine that I liked, could track, and improve upon that it became easier.
I was thinking to myself recently that often the worst part of my day is driving to the gym.
Turns out though that the best part of my day is leaving the gym.
Knowing that you’re improving your health, building muscle, and keeping the fat at bay is so worth it in the end.
10. Avoid dieting and restrictive eating habits – they are not sustainable
The final and most important piece of advice I can give you is to avoid fad dieting.
Diets are restrictive, they are not sustainable, and they will make you miserable.
You might lose weight in the short term, but you will gain it all back (and then some) in the long term.
Instead of dieting, BUILD BETTER HABITS!
I am so Tired of Being Fat, No More!
These motivational tips to no longer feel tired of being fat are in the end, not meant to be motivating.
These tips to lose fat are practical, tried, and true, science-backed habits that will change your patterns and your life.
Losing fat is a journey, not a New Years’ resolution.
Build a framework that you can live with every day and before you know it you will be:
Full of energy instead of tired.
Ripped instead of fat.
You will be ready to take on and dominate anything the world can throw at you!