Discouragement is a common feeling when trying to lose weight. One way to deal with discouragement is to focus on progress, not perfection. Set small achievable goals and celebrate each milestone you reach. Don’t compare yourself to others and avoid negative self-talk. Instead, practice positive affirmations and remind yourself of the reasons why you started your weight loss journey. Remember that setbacks are normal and part of the process; recognize them, go easy on yourself, and get back on track as soon as possible.