5 Ways to Stay Motivated when Doing Intermittent Fasting



A low level of motivation can catch anyone of us. Even with intermittent fasting, there are days when it is difficult to keep going. You feel tired and stressed, and the results are below your expectations.

Here are the best strategies to get back on track when you hit a slump:


1. Define goals, not tasks.

It makes a huge difference if you say “I need to lose 20 lbs” or “I want to finally fit into my favorite pants again“. Define intermediate steps that are challenging but achievable.

2. Move.

We often have a hard time starting something new. Don’t set your goals too high and do something you enjoy. Fill up on sunshine and fresh air. This will release happy hormones.

3. Change your focus.

If you think “I can’t do it anyway” or blame others, you are unnecessarily belittling yourself. You have it in your own hands. Get rid of negative thoughts: Take responsibility and believe in yourself!

4. Take care of your body.

Reward yourself when you put your plans into action on a given day: with a book, a bath, some flowers. Whatever makes you feel good.

5. Find your deeper why.

Imagine what it will be like when you reach your goal.

  • How will you feel?
  • What will be waiting for you?

Use the power of your thoughts and give yourself a smile!


This is how you overcome your lack of motivation and achieve your goals with intermittent fasting:

Be aware: Nobody can always give 110% and carry others away with their enthusiasm. But you’re unlikely to reach your goals with the covers over your head.

Not every day is the same. You decide how you want to approach it and what you want to do with it!

Do it for yourself. You are important!


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