Losing weight isn’t easy, and we all need a bit of ‘thinspiration’ sometimes. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favourite weight loss quotes – all one hundred of them!
Whether you’re trying to fit into a little black dress or you just want to tone up and lose some jiggle, there’ll be something in our inspiration bible to help keep you motivated.
Getting started – Quotes for your new diet
Deciding to lose weight is the easy part. Actually losing it is a whole other issue, so start straight away! Don’t put it off ‘till after your friend’s birthday night out or your weekend BBQ.
If you want to get serious results, first you have to get serious. That means no more excuses. If you’re someone who struggles to stick to a diet, try coming up with a food and exercise routine. Mondays can be soup and squats, Tuesday can be pasta and push ups.
“A year from now, you will wish you started today.”
“Today’s choices make tomorrow’s body.”
“Losing weight is hard. Being overweight is hard. Make your choice.”
“One day I want to honestly say – I made it.”
“Don’t complain about the things you are not willing to change.”
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
“You’ll get there. Just keep going.”
“Never hope for it more than you work for it.”
“You can have results or excuses, not both.”
“Today’s choices make tomorrow’s body.”
Plan of action – Quotes to help kick start your weight loss
You’ve got a goal. Now you need a plan. This is a good time to get creative and start scrapbooking your favorite recipes!
Losing weight is great. Being healthy and happy is even better. Make sure you’re eating plenty of whole foods, exercising regularly and aren’t dropping your calories too much. And most importantly, make sure you’re happy!
“Promise yourself: I will never be as fat as I am right now ever again.”
“The best project you’ll ever work on is you.”
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
“You only have three choices in life. Give up, give in or give it all you’ve got.”
“Don’t wish for a good body. Work for it!”
“It’s not just the weight you lose, it’s about the life you gain.”
“When it comes to being healthy, tomorrow is a disease. Start today.”
“You don’t have to eat less. You have to eat right.”
“Your body is your most priceless possession. Take care of it.”
“If you build healthy habits, your body will have no option other than to change.”
Eat clean and ditch the donuts… – Quotes to help keep your diet on track
Losing weight isn’t just about cramming at the gym; you’ll need to think about your nutrition too! Try filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables, and cut down on things like dairy and red meat.
Ditch the junk food you’ve been hoarding in your cupboards. Pick a day each week to reward yourself with your favourite snack, so you’re less tempted to fall off the weight-loss wagon.
“Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.”
“Keep calm and ignore junk food.”
“Broccoli might get stuck in your teeth, but french fries will get stuck on your ass.”
“My heart says chocolate and wine, but my jeans say ‘For the love of God woman, eat a salad.’”
“Need motivation to lose weight? Eat in front of a mirror. Naked.”
“Food satisfies you for a minute. Being fit satisfies you for life.”
“What you eat in private, you wear in public.”
“Eating well is a form of self respect.”
“Fitness is 20% exercise and 80% nutrition. You can’t outrun your fork.”
“Fat lasts longer than flavor.”
Sweat it off – Excercise weight loss quotes
Sure, sweating is gross, but it’s a sure sign that you’re pushing yourself. Make sure you have a pumped-up playlist and a gym buddy to keep you going.
Exercise is important for weight loss, but we’re not saying you have to be Arnold Schwarzenegger. Anyway, you’ll probably look way better in a dress than him. Working out little and often, especially when you’re starting out, is a great way to shed weight.
“No goal was ever met without a little sweat.”
“When your brain says cupcakes, correct it to crunches.”
“Sweat is fat crying.”
“More sweat now, less jiggle later.”
“It hurts now, but one day it will be your warm up.”
“Food is the most abused anxiety drug. Exercise is the most underutilized antidepressant.”
“The only bad workout is the one that you didn’t do.”
“Suck it up and someday you won’t have to suck it in.”
“I run. I’m slower than a turtle running through peanut butter. But I run.”
“There are seven days in a week. Someday isn’t one of them.”
It’s all in your mind – Weight loss mind over matter quotes
Staying calm and positive is essential when you’re trying to lose weight. It can be easy to get wrapped up in those fluctuating scale numbers, but remember to be kind to yourself. You can do this!
When you’re shedding those pounds, remember to try and build up your strength too. You don’t even need to hit the gym! You can lift weights during a Netflix binge, or see how long you can hold a plank when your dinner’s cooking.
“Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.”
“Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit.”
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”
“Your limit is you.”
“The body achieves what the mind believes.”
“Strong is the new skinny.”
“True strength is doing the things you once thought impossible.”
“Be stronger than your excuses.”
“Exercise in the morning, before your body figures out what you’re doing.”
“Train like a beast. Look like a beauty.”
Deal with I want to quit days – Weight loss motivation quotes
Don’t let all that hard work go to waste! If you give up, you’ll just have to start all over again. Try buying a dress in the size below you to give you that added boost of motivation.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, so don’t expect your dream body to be. Losing weight is a slow process, but it’ll be worth it. Focus on how far you’ve come, and not how far you have to go.
“Sometimes you’ll feel like giving up. When you do, remember all the people you wanted to prove wrong.”
“Remember why you started.”
“I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don’t.”
“If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.”
“You will only fail if you give up on yourself.”
“It’s better to take lots of small steps in the right direction than to take a great leap forward and to stumble back again.”
“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.”
“Small progress is still progress.”
“It took more than a day to put it on. It will take more than a day to take it off.”
“A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”
Be honest with yourself – Weight loss self reflection quotes
We all lie sometimes. Even to ourselves. If you want to lose weight, now’s the time to be really honest with yourself. Try keeping a food and exercise journal to track your progress – you might lie, but the facts won’t!
One of the hardest things to do is to believe in yourself. When you’re starting out, the road ahead seems impossible. You need to have the confidence in yourself to go after what you want. If in doubt, fake it ‘till you make it!
“Never trade what you want now for what you want most.”
“Stop wishing. Start doing.”
“The scales aren’t your enemy, only the messenger.”
“When you lose all your excuses, you find your results.”
“The fact you aren’t where you want to be should be motivation enough.”
“Stumbling is not falling”
“Willpower is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets.”
“Your body hears everything your mind says. Stay positive.”
“Your body can do anything… it’s your brain you have to convince.”
“The miracle isn’t that you met your goal. The miracle is that you had the courage to start.”
Love yourself – Weight loss affirmation quotes
It’s not always easy, especially when you’re trying to lose weight. But loving yourself is a huge part of weight loss! Be proud of everything you’re doing, and don’t be too hard on yourself when you slip up.
It’s easy to get disheartened when you’re trying to lose weight, but try to stay positive! Reward yourself for small victories. Finally ran that 10K? Plan a night out! Lost 5lb? Buy those jeans you’ve had your eye on. And keep smiling – you’re doing great!
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
“Hating your body will never get you as far as loving it.”
“Snaccidents happen. Forgive yourself and move forwards.”
“Believe in yourself. Make yourself unstoppable.”
“If you change the way you look at yourself, the way you look changes too.”
“Your body is a testament to your willpower, perseverance and discipline.”
“Celebrate every step in the right direction, no matter how big or small.”
“A little progress each day adds up to big results.”
“Don’t wait until you reach your goal to be proud. Be proud of every step you take.”
“Life is about getting better every single day.”
Let’s talk results – Weight loss results quotes
Need some extra motivation for your weight loss? Do it for the ex-boyfriend who called you fat. Do it for the look on everyone’s faces. But most importantly, do it for yourself.
Whether it’s a new bikini, a little black cocktail dress or some skinny jeans, think about all the new clothes you can buy once you reach your goals.
“In two weeks, you’ll feel it. In four weeks, you’ll see it. In eight weeks, you’ll hear it.”
“Do it for the body you’ve always wanted.”
“Prove them wrong.”
“Do it for the ‘Holy shit, you got hot!’”
“Success is the best revenge.”
“It only takes 10lb to drop a dress size.”
“3 dress sizes. All it takes is 3 months of dieting and exercise.”
“Make your biggest problem replacing the contents of your wardrobe.”
“Would you rather be covered in sweat at the gym or clothes at the beach?”
“‘Cause I have nothing to lose except for all this fat.”
Lose mass, not sass – Weight loss attitude quotes
If people are down on your diet, serve them a steaming bowl of sass. It’s likely that they’re jealous of your progress or your courage. Try to surround yourself with positive people who will support your weight loss goals.
“I’m not losing weight, I’m getting rid of it. I have no intention of finding it again.”
“Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.”
“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch.”
“You’re not going to get the ass you want by sitting on it.”
“Burn your fat. The only thing that will feel hot is your body.”
“Eating healthy becomes easier when ‘I can’t have that’ becomes ‘I don’t want that’.”
“Dear stomach: you’re bored, not hungry. So shut up!”
“If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.”
“The toughest part of dieting isn’t watching what you eat. It’s watching what other people eat.”
“Food is fuel. Not therapy.”
Feeling pumped yet? You should be! Losing weight can be a challenge, but there are plenty of ways to make it fun. Throw a healthy dinner party for your friends, find a gym buddy and start planning your new wardrobe. You deserve it.
Now go use all that new-found motivation to make a kickass salad.