It’s February, and time to give our resolutions a once-over. If your weight loss plans need a boost, get motivated with these easy tips by QUICKSLIM nutritionist Chris Lynton to get you back on track.
1. Set smart goals
This does not take long. Set aside one Saturday morning to go to a café and spend 10 minutes re-setting your goals. Print them out so you can be constantly reminded. Break down your weight loss journey into bite-sized chucks so you can’t fail.
2. Put your goals all around you
Have your goals on your mirror or fridge or somewhere you will see them every day. Put pictures up that will increase your motivation. It might be a killer dress or bikini that you would love to fit into. It might seem cheesy but it works.
3. Celebrate your wins
Make sure you celebrate your short term achievements with things that support your goals – for example, a new outfit – but never with food. By celebrating with fatty foods, you will reduce your results and increase your cravings for forbidden foods that you should be cutting out of your life.
4. Get a support system
Get as many buddies as you can and work together to lose weight. Friends provide motivation and support when you most need it.
5. Re-establish your goals
If you’re already struggling with sticking to your “healthy diet” new year’s resolutions, don’t be disheartened: simply re-establish your goals, and get going again. Part of achieving weight loss long term is learning to fall off the wagon, and get back on board quickly, before too much damage has been done.
Chris also recommends managing hunger by drink a glass of QUICKSLIM 30 to 60 minutes before your main meals to help you eat less, reduce cravings and lower insulin spikes.
Weight loss? More exercise? What are your health goals for 2012?