Getting Clear About Why You Want to Lose Weight

So often in the business world or in general goal setting, you hear people talk about getting clear about what you want. You can’t really reach a goal until you know what that goal is. Plus, if you don’t have a goal or destination, how will you know when you get there?

Well, the same can be said of why you want to lose weight. Is your reason strong enough? Are you clear about your why?

Anyone who wants to lose weight will have a reason behind it. It could be for physical reasons, so it’ll be easier to move around. It could be for vanity reasons so you’ll look better in your clothes. Or it could be for health reasons. Whatever the reason you want to lose weight, you need to get clear about it. You need to instill those thoughts into your daily thinking. Get passionate about it. If you don’t keep it at the forefront of your mind, it’s likely you’ll just forget about it. If you don’t have some passion and determination behind your goals, it’s likely you will give up before you reach them.

Here are some questions to ask yourself for determining a strong why:


What will it feel like if you reach your goal?

What will it feel like if you give up?

Which feeling do you like better?


Will reaching this goal make you feel better mentally and physically?

Do you have big plans for when you reach this goal? If not, start making big plans so you have an added bonus when you reach your weight loss goal.


Will losing weight help you live longer?

Will it help control some medical condition?

If you don’t lose weight how low will your quality of life be? And how much shorter will your life span be?

Aren’t feeling better and extending your life worth your efforts?


How will it feel when you fit in your smaller jeans and shirts?

How will you feel if you don’t get back into smaller clothes?

Which of those feelings do you like better?


Remember, no matter what goal you want to achieve in life, whether it’s with weight loss or some other goal, it’s well worth getting a strong why and a strong determination to reach it.

Get a support group if you need to. Give yourself daily pep-talks. Write down your why and post it all over your house.


Get behind your reason why, remind yourself of it several times each day and you’ll see results quicker.

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