Top rules for rewards on your weight loss journey

Top rules for rewards on your weight loss journey

Reward your behavior with non-food rewards instead of rewarding weight loss.

1. Reward your behavior.

Reward your behavior instead of results.

Reward yourself for going to the gym (behavior) or eating a healthy snack (behavior), and not for losing weight (result). You have much more control over your behavior than the number you see on the scale.

2. Match the size of the reward with the goal.

Use smaller rewards for smaller goals, and larger rewards for achieving larger goals. Here are five reasons to reward yourself for achieving your goals.

3. Choose non-food rewards

Choose rewards that are compatible with your goals.

Rewarding yourself with food or a day off from the gym is not compatible with a goal of losing weight. Here are 100+ reward ideas (non-food) for your weight loss journey.

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