On my weight-loss journey, I realized that success always come down to my motivation.
Sure, I lost more than 40 pounds by changing my diet and moving my body. But these lifestyle changes were only a result of being determined and motivated.
Science backs this up: A recent meta-analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at different weight-loss plans and found no significant difference between the success of one program over another. Rather, it all came down to the individual’s motivation to stay with the program — that's what made all the difference.