The change of seasons is upon us, which often means a slower exercise pace and an increase in holiday parties and food intake. This is a recipe for disaster for those trying to lose weight or maintain their weight. Our health often suffers during the holiday season, as we try and fit in all the fun we can while managing our busy, stressful lives. Take a look at the tips below and feel free to contact me for help. Let's avoid the holiday weight gain together!
Set a goal
Goals are a great way to keep us on track. You have to know where you want to go in order to get there. With weight loss you should make a big goal, getting to your ideal weight, but also make smaller goals to help keep you motivated along the way.
Find a diet buddy
Support is a great weight loss motivation technique. Surrounding yourself with people who care about you will help you to stay motivated. Tell your family and friends about wanting to lose weight. They will be your best weight loss motivation.
Reward yourself along the way
Take a look at your small goals and each time you reach one of those goals, reward yourself. Don’t necessarily do this with food, but rather something fun. Celebrate in your success.
Don’t feel guilty
Staying on track is difficult especially when the unexpected happens. So don’t feel guilty if you had a greasy cheeseburger for lunch because you forgot to pack your healthy meal. Things happen. Just forget about it, move on and get back on track. But don’t let these little slips become a habit.
Don’t fall into the diet trap
Many people are looking for ways to lose weight quick. Although this can be a great motivator, quick weight loss programs are generally not recommended. A slow weight loss is what most experts say is the best way to lose weight.Why? With a weight loss program that takes it slow and steady, you are learning and changing as you go. So by the time you get to the maintenance portion of the program, you’ve already thrown out the bad habits and replaced them with the good.
Contact me for more information on my weight loss programs. Change your life now. Why wait?