Have you ever struggled to lose weight? Don’t give up hope,
although many of us have come to the conclusion it’s a losing battle, it is NOT
an impossible feat! By following some easily implemented tips you’ll soon be
saying goodbye to those unwanted kilos. Is it plain sailing? Well no, losing
weight requires planning, discipline, commitment and work – the determination has
to start and end with you. If you are serious about losing weight and you’re
ready to follow a sensible eating plan, get moving and change your mind set you
will lose weight, and more importantly keep it off.

Dieting can sometimes feel perpetual. Yo-yo dieting or the
annual New Year’s resolution can have us back at ‘square one’ over and over
again (but we’ll cover the psychology behind weight loss or gain another time).
What if we could lose weight and maintain it FOREVER. If you’ve not signed up
to the RSS feed of this blog or for our newsletter do so today to learn about the
lifestyle changes you need to make to WIN at weight loss. Ignore the fads, forget
about starvation and eat the food you love. Discover what really works. Start
today with these 3 tips and follow this blog for more:

1. Maintain focus – We used to say ‘all you need is
willpower’ but willpower only comes into play when you are feeling deprived or
ready to throw in the towel. Maintaining willpower is the wrong emphasis,
telling yourself you can’t have a particular food, usually results in you
dreaming of ‘it’ all day long (ever been there?) and setting yourself up for
failure. Having focus is the opposite of willpower – focus on why you want to
lose weight; what are the benefits; what is the end goal? And how will you feel
when you get there. Once focussed you will be thinking about the positive
aspects of your weight loss plan. Something as simple as pinning an old photo
of yourself at your ideal weight or someone you admire to your mirror and
reminding yourself of your goal every time you see it could bring about some
big mental changes.

2. Get moving – Of course it is possible to lose weight
without exercise by cutting calories. But you’ll achieve a greater success and healthier
body if exercise becomes part of your life (check out one of our blogs about
exercise benefits). You don’t even have to join a gym, try walking, cycling,
jogging, dancing, Zumba, boxing, gardening or taking up a sport you’ve always
wanted to try – the key here is that it must be something you enjoy or you won’t
stick at it. Just start somewhere. Get moving! Each extra activity equals more
calories burned.

3. Effort – Yes, weight loss does take effort. The truth is
the more effort you put in the more you’ll lose. First of all set a few goals –
a big goal could be dropping a dress size or losing 25 kilos in x-number of
months and smaller goals to keep you motivated could include how much you will
lose in month one. Then set yourself a schedule to exercise; plan your meals
and snacks (to avoid eating unhealthy foods during those ‘emergency’ moments); gather
some simple weight loss tools (bathroom scale, tape measure, food diary etc); create
a log to keep track of your progress; and get yourself a cheerleader who will
encourage you, attend a class with you and share in your success; also give
yourself non-food related rewards when you achieve your milestones.

I hope you found this interesting and remember I am here to
support you. If you’re in the Bristol One UK or surrounding area, why not schedule a workout
(the first one is FREE) or diet consultation – telephone/text Sharon on 0771
615 1416.

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