7 AWESOME TIPS FROM EXPERTS ON HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS & GIVEAWAY

7 AWESOME TIPS FROM EXPERTS ON HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS & GIVEAWAY
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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!

 

Organisation

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.

 

Accountability

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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58 Comments

  1. Angela Treadway
    December 26, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Just will power and treats at each goal x

  2. Tami
    December 27, 2017 / 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. 🙂

  3. Ruth Harwood
    December 27, 2017 / 11:37 am

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

  4. December 27, 2017 / 9:22 pm

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

  5. Rachel Craig
    December 27, 2017 / 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.

  6. Natalie Gibbings
    December 28, 2017 / 10:38 am

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

  7. Solange
    December 29, 2017 / 1:02 am

    Willpower

  8. claire woods
    December 29, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    feeling healthier makes me keep going.

  9. angela eagle
    December 30, 2017 / 7:56 pm

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

  10. sonya ritchie
    December 31, 2017 / 1:29 am

    I love this…..

  11. Jean cass
    December 31, 2017 / 8:48 am

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

  12. Johanna Turner
    December 31, 2017 / 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!

  13. Leila Benhamida
    December 31, 2017 / 11:22 am

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

  14. Heather brannan
    December 31, 2017 / 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!

  15. Cherry Edwards
    December 31, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    Constant badgering by other people !

  16. Victoria Thurgood
    December 31, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    support from my family

  17. ADEINNE TONNER
    January 2, 2018 / 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.

  18. January 2, 2018 / 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

  19. Marianna
    January 6, 2018 / 5:03 am

    Having someone hold me accountable helps me reach my goals

  20. Mel B
    January 8, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    My Husband, he’s my very own cheerleader!

  21. Lynsey Buchanan
    January 8, 2018 / 11:14 pm

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

  22. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir
    January 10, 2018 / 12:03 pm

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

  23. Margaret Gallagher
    January 10, 2018 / 5:28 pm

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

  24. Sharon Herbert
    January 13, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    Determination and visualisation

  25. Lina Farrell
    January 14, 2018 / 11:37 am

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

  26. Kim M
    January 14, 2018 / 2:26 pm

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

  27. Candcthai
    January 14, 2018 / 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.

  28. Sophie Carter
    January 14, 2018 / 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 😂 )

  29. Alastair Pert
    January 16, 2018 / 8:18 am

    Small steps and rewards along the way

  30. Anju George
    January 18, 2018 / 9:37 pm

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

  31. Helen Thurston
    January 19, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    A mixture of positive thinking, visualisation and obstinacy.

  32. Samantha R
    January 20, 2018 / 10:54 am

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

  33. Clare Hubbard
    January 21, 2018 / 10:58 am

    Planning and my husbands encouragement

  34. Annabel Greaves
    January 21, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    My family give me a boost

  35. Angela Macdonald
    January 28, 2018 / 7:09 pm

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

  36. C Whitlow
    January 28, 2018 / 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

  37. Maria Porter
    January 29, 2018 / 12:08 am

    Determination.

  38. Fiona King
    January 29, 2018 / 6:55 am

    My conscience and determination

  39. amy bondoc
    January 29, 2018 / 9:12 am

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

  40. Louise Reeks
    January 29, 2018 / 10:00 am

    friends and family encouragement

  41. leanne weir
    January 29, 2018 / 10:07 am

    My hubby’s encouragement

  42. Elizabeth Cooke
    January 29, 2018 / 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.

  43. lorraine kirk
    January 29, 2018 / 12:58 pm

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

  44. jen jackson
    January 29, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    a plqanner

  45. sheri Darby
    January 29, 2018 / 2:02 pm

    Planning

  46. Rich Tyler
    January 29, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    My nagging wife!

  47. Ren Taylor
    January 29, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    Determination and writing things down helps me achieve my goals!

  48. Jo Carroll
    January 29, 2018 / 7:17 pm

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

  49. sarah parker
    January 29, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    I like to use lists

  50. sharon catterall
    January 29, 2018 / 10:27 pm

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

  51. Lynda Jones
    January 29, 2018 / 11:40 pm

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

  52. Sheila Reeves
    January 30, 2018 / 10:08 am

    Making notes in my diary, seeing what has worked

  53. Jordan Bentley
    January 30, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    Having a person to help!

  54. Adrian Bold
    January 30, 2018 / 9:06 pm

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

  55. Diana
    January 30, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    Planning : )

  56. Amy Jo McLellan
    January 30, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    Making lists! 🙂

  57. Alisa Moore
    January 30, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    Making notes

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