As much as psychological approaches to weight loss tend not to work, because weight loss is primarily a medical problem (think excess fat storage, not necessarily excess calories) – motivational tricks can help keep you focused and dieting, once you have found the best low calorie, low carbohydrate structure that works for you. A special event, birthday or reunion, can help you stick to your diet. A dress or suit you want to get into, can help you stick to you diet. A supportive partner or upcoming date, can help you stick to you diet. A reward (a new outfit, tickets to an event, a new puppy), can help you stick to your diet.