Is weight loss part of your New Year’s Resolution?
If so, you’re like millions of other Americans. Most of whom resolve to lose weight but never achieve this resolution.
“January is the time of year when gyms get flooded with new and returning members ready to try Zumba or spin classes, and dieters start filling their grocery carts with fruits and vegetables instead of chips and cookies,” Alenka Ravnik-List, diabetes program coordinator at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, said in a center news release, “But unfortunately, too often people with good intentions will fail.”
But, with a few simple lifestyle changes you can see small to significant improvement in your weight and health. Below are some great tips to help you lose weight in 2015. It’s time you achieve your New Year’s Resolution.
TIPS FOR NEW YEARS WEIGHT LOSS
- Eat breakfast. Research shows that eating a healthy breakfast helps with weight loss.
- Move more, especially if you have a desk job. Take a break every hour to walk around.
- Set realistic goals. Set goals that you know are easily attainable for you.
- Keep a food journal. Keeping track of what you eat and how much keeps you on track with your weight loss. It’s really easy to forget about that handful of M&Ms after lunch.
- Eat every food hours. Don’t starve yourself – keep your metabolism going by eating small meals throughout the day.
- Don’t be overly strict. If you know you are less likely to stick with a diet program that is super strict then chose a diet plan that you can live with.
- Use smaller plates. You’ll eat less and be surprised that you aren’t missing those extra couple of bites.
- Get a friend or family member on-board. Some of us love competition while others like the camaraderie – whichever you prefer, having a weight loss buddy certainly helps you stay focused.
- Try a new activity. If you hate getting on the treadmill then don’t. Try a spin class, kickboxing or another new activity to help keep you moving, burning calories and, more importantly, focused on achieving your resolution and being a healthier, happier and skinnier you!
You don’t have to fail at your weight loss resolution goal but you have to look at it as more of a long-term plan than a quick, short-term solution. Yes, you can lose the weight quickly but if you don’t change your lifestyle then you’ll easily fall back into your old habits and gain it all back. Succeed with your weight loss resolution in 2015 by adopting a healthier lifestyle instead of just a short-term diet program that you chuck aside when you meet your goal.