Sticking to a new year’s resolution is no easy feat, especially when that resolution is to lose weight.
These 5 tips will help you keep your weight loss new year’s resolution.
1. Be Realistic About Your Weight Loss Goals
Most people don’t stick to their weight loss new year’s resolution because they don’t see results right away. However, people who lose weight gradually and consistently tend to keep weight off for years and even decades after they hit their initial weight loss goal.
To be successful in hitting your weight loss goals, then you need to be realistic. For some, this might mean losing 50 pounds. For others, it might be 10 pounds.
Set a goal that is realistic and within your reach.
Don’t forget that losing too much weight too quickly can be unhealthy, too. Consult a medical expert to help you determine what is a realistic weight loss goal and pace.
On the Lifelong Metabolic Center weight loss program, you can lose around 20 pounds in 40 days. That has been proven to be just about as fast as you can go while also being sustainable, lifelong. We then cycle through different styles of eating for maximum, safe results.
2. Focus on Your Health Instead of Weight Loss
In order to succeed with your weight loss new year’s resolution, you need to reframe your perspective. For many of us, we get so caught up in losing weight we lose sight of the greater goal — improving our overall health and well-being.
How do you plan to keep the weight off for the rest of your life? Going back to your old habits once you’ve lost the weight won’t work.
That’s why it’s more effective to look at your weight loss new year’s resolution goals as the first step toward living a healthier lifestyle.
A healthier lifestyle requires a 360-degree approach to your health. It means being more active, eating better foods, getting regular check-ups at your doctor, taking the right vitamins, getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, and taking care of your mental health as well. The Lifelong Metabolic Center program addresses the lifelong changes using DNA testing to give you the tools you need.
3. Rethink Dieting
Going on a diet can help you shed extra pounds. But is your fancy new diet going to be a diet you can stick to for the rest of your life?
For some of us, completely cutting out carbs or going on the keto diet forever are not sustainable options. There needs to be an answer to the questions, “How do I lose the weight?” and “How do I sustain the weight loss without feeling like I have to live on a diet?”
The LMC program has 4 phases that help you answer those questions:
- Preparing your body for maximum weight loss;
- Losing weight quickly;
- Bridging the gap between loss and maintenance; and
- Lifelong maintenance.
We’ve got you covered.
4. Keep Life Fun: Find a Physical Activity You Enjoy
It’s hard to get up and move when you hate what you’re doing. Rather than subject yourself to waking up and making exercise feel like a chore, try to find a physical activity you enjoy.
Don’t like running? There are hundreds, if not thousands, of options for physical activities you can enjoy
- Go for a walk at your own pace. Listen to music, podcasts, or audiobooks as you go.
- Try lifting weights.
- Join a gym and try a few classes out.
- Start a sports team or join a sports league.
- Get a bike or treadmill in your living room or office to use while you watch TV at night.
- Join a dog walking group.
- Join a fun, physical activity group in your area by looking around on Facebook Groups or Meetup.com.
Keep trying new things until you find something you like doing; it’ll make working out feel like less work. You’ll enjoy it even more (and stick to it) if you share a fun activity with a friend or group.
5. Find a Support Group or a Doctor to Hold You Accountable
Let’s be honest: there are days when you don’t want to exercise or eat healthier. Who’s going to stop you from a cheat day?
Well, if you have a support group that helps you stay on track, hopefully they can stop you or get you back on track.
Better yet, find other people who share your weight loss goals so you can hold each other accountable and work together.
In the Lifelong Metabolic Center program, you are in daily contact with a doctor for the utmost in accountability.
Create a Successful New Year’s Resolution Weight Loss Plan with Lifelong Metabolic Center
Lifelong Metabolic Center is here to keep you realistic, help you focus, rethink dieting, and hold you accountable to your weight loss new year’s resolution through our weight loss program. Our weight loss programs are tailored to your needs, day by day.
Contact us today for more information.