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Whether you are making your New Year’s resolution or you want to lose a little weight after a Christmas indulgance, losing weight is no small task.  That is why I have enlisted the help of some experts to bring you 7 awesome tips from experts on how to lose weight after Christmas.

While we may all know the basics of weight loss, it can be difficult knowing where to start so having these top tips to lose weight hopefully will start you off on the right foot with the knowledge you need to make it happen and keep going!  Hopefully it will also help you lose weight in a fun and enjoyable way.

Read on to see what the experts have to say about how to lose weight and don’t forget to enter the competition below:


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The following 4 tips are by expert Alex Lawler, Personal Trainer at Pro-Fit Personal Training 

Have a post-Christmas Goal

Having something to aim for in the New Year is a really good way to keep motivated. It could be an event such as a 5k run for which you need to maintain your level of training in order to be able to take part in, or maybe a holiday that is coming up and you want to have that bikini body in time!



Having some kind of schedule or plan in place in advance for any prior arrangements and tasks that you have to fulfil means you can allow yourself to feel more in control of your time; helping you to feel less overwhelmed during a busy period. It also allows you to be able to set yourself realistic targets in terms of when and how you will be able to train.



Staying motivated can be challenging at the best of times, but even more so over the cold winter months when it’s often more appealing to be sat on a nice warm sofa with a brew watching the latest box set. Having someone or something to hold you accountable is the perfect way to stay motivated.  Having a personal trainer, attending some kind of group fitness class or even having a buddy to train with, means that you know you have a commitment/responsibility to others. We always go out of our way to do much more for other people than we would for ourselves.


Have a Why

The initial reason most people start to train or go to the gym is something externally motivating; wanting to look like that billboard model, or wanting to be able to fit back into that favourite little black dress. But if we dig down a little deeper, we can find a real internal reason that grips us emotionally; something intrinsically motivating.  Maybe there’s a history of bad health in the family and you want to ensure that you can stay as healthy and active as you can as you get older, maybe you have children or plan to in the future and you want to be healthy to be able to keep up with them as they are growing up. Whatever your reason, if you find your real ‘Why’, this is perfect motivation – not just in the New Year, but throughout life!


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Make use of a Health & Fitness App

Frida Harju-Westman, is the in-house nutritionist with Lifesum. She is passionate about health, fitness and food, and is already helping many of Lifesum’s app users across Scandinavia and Europe to achieve their goals.  Frida says: “I firmly believe that fitness, diet and sleep facilitate everyday life, with exercise being the ‘cheapest medicine’ to turn a bad mood into a happier one, and a healthy diet speeding up the process for great results”.  Which is why she highly recommends using a health and fitness app to help you lose weight.  Lifesum is a Stockholm-based digital health company with over 20 million users. Using tech and psychology, it creates a tailored plan to help people live happier, more balanced lives. Whether the goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or just live a healthier life, Lifesum shows how changing small, everyday habits can transform your life. The app is free to download and available on iOS and Android.  For further hints, tips, nutritional advice, personalised diet plan and healthy recipes head over to Lifesum App now.  Below you can enter my competition to win a year’s membership of Lifesum.


Give yourself a helping hand

Cotswolds-based GP, Dr David Edwards says: “In addition to the demands of a busy lifestyle, our brown fat (good fat) steadily declines from when we are children. By the time we reach our middle-age, it is replaced by white fat,  the bad stuff, which clings to our waistlines and hips. At the same time as gaining fat tissue, we lose muscle as we get older, causing our energy needs to drop because fat tissue requires less energy (or calories) to maintain its functions compared to muscle. The weight slowly creeps on and can take even longer to remove.”  That’s where the likes of formoline L112 comes in as it can help you lose weight.


Fake It Till You Make It

While you want to lose weight fast, it can be difficult to stay motivated.  Which is where you can fake it till you make it by wearing shapewear.  BodyWrap Shapewear has been designed to offer every woman confidence by providing smoothing, slimming and shaping silhouettes that help accentuate the natural figure. Through seamless  construction, BodyWrap products provide targeted shaping, support and breathability for comfort and wearability.  You can try them out for yourself by entering my competition below.


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I hope these tips will help you start on your journey, whether that’s to shed the pounds or start a fitness goal.  Let me know what you think!



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Comments (58)

  • Angela Treadway

    December 26, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Just will power and treats at each goal x

  • Tami

    December 27, 2017 at 2:59 am

    This is a great post! My bullet journal is what I usually use to help me reach my goals but this app sounds helpful too. 🙂

  • Ruth Harwood

    December 27, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I achieve my goals with little inspirational notes scattered around the house!!

  • Christine Dodd

    December 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    I write things in my bullet journal which means I can see my progress

  • Rachel Craig

    December 27, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Determination. Food Journal. Regular routinue. Lack of stress / distress, as Peace, Calm , etc boosts Wellbeing. Stress / distress is taxing, tiring, exhausting, lowers mood which can lead to Comfort eating, etc.

  • Natalie Gibbings

    December 28, 2017 at 10:38 am

    I use Eventbrite to find free fitness classes and events, I plan my week to fit my exercise around it 😊

  • Solange

    December 29, 2017 at 1:02 am


  • claire woods

    December 29, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    feeling healthier makes me keep going.

  • angela eagle

    December 30, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    having a workout partner really helps when I really don’t want to train

  • sonya ritchie

    December 31, 2017 at 1:29 am

    I love this…..

  • Jean cass

    December 31, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Just had a Fitbit from Santa so hoping to get my steps on target and my AF monitored!

  • Johanna Turner

    December 31, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Ahh, it’s that time of year again. I do need to trim down, but I’m not going to make myself miserable with it this year. One change I have made is to start weight training and although I’m big, I’m also strong and this has done wonders for my self confidence. Forget the cardio, get lifting!

  • Leila Benhamida

    December 31, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Discipline and writing my daily goals on a piece of paper.

  • Heather brannan

    December 31, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Getting married! I need to loose a stone so that I can feel amazing and awesome on my wedding day in 2018. Bring on the weight loss!

  • Cherry Edwards

    December 31, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Constant badgering by other people !

  • Victoria Thurgood

    December 31, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    support from my family


    January 2, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    One thing that helps me achieve my goals is having a reward at the end like something i really want so it motivates me to achieve it.

  • Catherine Joyce

    January 2, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Having a watch that counts my steps helps keep me motivated, if I am close to my daily target I will run up and down stairs or go or a short walk so that I can reach the target

  • Marianna

    January 6, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Having someone hold me accountable helps me reach my goals

  • Mel B

    January 8, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    My Husband, he’s my very own cheerleader!

  • Lynsey Buchanan

    January 8, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    I aspire to be a role model for my daughter and my nieces and nephews.

  • Annaloa Hilmarsdottir

    January 10, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Feeling and looking better encourages me, it is pure narcissism.

  • Margaret Gallagher

    January 10, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Myself with positive vibes
    Friends who help motivate when the going gets tough

  • Sharon Herbert

    January 13, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Determination and visualisation

  • Lina Farrell

    January 14, 2018 at 11:37 am

    A mix of personal willpower and the accountability of committing to sharing the experience with a friend keep me motivated.

  • Kim M

    January 14, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    I like making lists of things to do no matter how small and crossing them off x

  • Candcthai

    January 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Making a list and look8ng at it every morning as soon as I wake up helps me focus and achieve m6 goals.

  • Sophie Carter

    January 14, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Writing them down and highlighting with a higher pen when I’ve achieved the goal. It’s so satisfying seeing it written in black & white ( or highlighter in my case 😂 )

  • Penny Lane

    January 15, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    A list, always.

  • Alastair Pert

    January 16, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Small steps and rewards along the way

  • Anju George

    January 18, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    A productivity app called Habitbull helps me track my daily goals like exercising, drinking water and studying

  • Helen Thurston

    January 19, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    A mixture of positive thinking, visualisation and obstinacy.

  • Samantha R

    January 20, 2018 at 10:54 am

    I don’t overload myself with goals, I keep it simple and tackle one at a time.

  • Clare Hubbard

    January 21, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Planning and my husbands encouragement

  • Annabel Greaves

    January 21, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    My family give me a boost

  • Angela Macdonald

    January 28, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    when I start to see any improvement, no matter how small, this motivates me to continue

  • C Whitlow

    January 28, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    It was my Fitbit but that’s just died so I’m now relying on good old fashioned will power…fingers crossed! X

  • Maria Porter

    January 29, 2018 at 12:08 am


  • Fiona King

    January 29, 2018 at 6:55 am

    My conscience and determination

  • amy bondoc

    January 29, 2018 at 9:12 am

    i now work out as part of a group i find it helps keeps me more motivated

  • Louise Reeks

    January 29, 2018 at 10:00 am

    friends and family encouragement

  • leanne weir

    January 29, 2018 at 10:07 am

    My hubby’s encouragement

  • Elizabeth Cooke

    January 29, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Definitely using my diary, that helps me complete and track my goals if I write them down and plot them for certain days.

  • lorraine kirk

    January 29, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    I have a positive planner which helps me plan small achievable daily goals

  • jen jackson

    January 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    a plqanner

  • sheri Darby

    January 29, 2018 at 2:02 pm


  • Rich Tyler

    January 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    My nagging wife!

  • Ren Taylor

    January 29, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Determination and writing things down helps me achieve my goals!

  • Jo Carroll

    January 29, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    My Dad says it’s the stuborn streak I inherited from mum 😉

  • sarah parker

    January 29, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    I like to use lists

  • sharon catterall

    January 29, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Feeling my clothes getting looser gives me the boost I need to carry on

  • Lynda Jones

    January 29, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    I plan lots of achievable goals, reaching these on a regular basis helps me loads

  • Sheila Reeves

    January 30, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Making notes in my diary, seeing what has worked

  • Jordan Bentley

    January 30, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Having a person to help!

  • Adrian Bold

    January 30, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Having achievable targets helps me reach goals, and making lists of things to do and by when.

  • Diana

    January 30, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Planning : )

  • Amy Jo McLellan

    January 30, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Making lists! 🙂

  • Alisa Moore

    January 30, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Making notes

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