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Motivation for Weight Loss

Motivation for Weight Loss
Motivation for Weight Loss

Motivation for weight loss is a commonly discussed topic. Whether it be at the dinner table, office enviornment or people searching for help online motivation has become a key topic. The motivation not to eat dessert, to put five minutes extra into a workout and to help your family with wellness is something we all grapple with every day.

There are various theories regarding motivation including the discussion of intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation refers to motivation that is driven by an interest or enjoyment in the task itself, and exists within the individual rather than relying on external pressures or a desire for reward. People are noted to be more autonomous, self efficacious and have sincere interest as personality types. Extrinsic motivation refers to the performance of an activity whereby the motivation comes from outside of the individual. Common motivations include rewards and competition can encourage extrinsic motivation.

One tool which has become popular is motivational quotes. We are commonly seeing quotes on coffeemugs, stationary and the internet. Images and quotes seem to have a significant effect on the unconsious and conscious brain regarding motivation.

Weight Loss Surgery (Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Lap Band) is a process that can be successful for many people struggling with obesity. Motivation is key for success. Dr Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice is aware of how important motivation and support can be for a patient’s success. The practice offers monthly support groups and various resources on the internet. You can check out Dr Shillingford’s Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter Pages for various motivational quotes to help you with your overall wellness and fitness!