Dr. Oz knows what he's talking about, and he's talking about getting motivated to lose weight.
A lot of us find motivation in different places. There isn't just one universal way for everyone to get all ramped up about changing our lives. Sometimes people look at others changing, or some sort of medical issue to start up. The point is, most people are waiting for something to come to us, when we can actually do something very small to get our motivation going that doesn't really rely on waiting around!
Here's what Dr. Oz said:
It’s often said that knowledge leads to motivation, but I also believe that action leads to motivation. If you’re facing your own weight-loss journey, do something small to tell your brain and body that you’re about to embark on something important. Rip out a page from a cookbook with a healthy recipe, lay your running shoes out by the door as a reminder that you’re going to take a walk tonight, or send an email to a friend you can confide in about what you’re planning to do.
It’s not the big action that starts the engine – it’s the small actions that do. And the first one you make can have lasting effects. Some research indicates that those people who make a small gesture that indicates a change in lifestyle are three times more likely to follow through on their weight-loss plan.
Love it. So simple, so perfect.
There really aren't any excuses good enough to hold you back from being healthy, and all the reasons in the world to be.
You can do it!
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