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:
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!
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.
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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