Many people worry about putting on weight over the Christmas period. If you find yourself weighing more than you did after the festive season, then getting back in shape is probably going to be your new years resolution. This year, losing those excess lbs does not have to be an uphill battle with our tips on new year weight loss.
We will try to help you discover how to lose the Christmas weight and stay in control of your weight loss goals all year round.
Below you will find some weight loss tips that can be used for all occasions and will help you achieve your new year weight loss goals.
New Year Weight Loss Tips:
1. Eat small and often
We are often led to believe that eating 3 meals a day is a good way to break up your daily meals. In reality, studies show that by eating 5-6 small meals a day, we keep our metabolism fired up which promotes effective weight loss and stops sugar levels from dropping. Try to spread your calorie intake out evenly over these meals and you will find that you will feel fuller for longer and avoid snacking.
Make sure you are eating a balanced diet of 30% protein, 30% fat and 40% carbohydrates.
2. Vary your workout
If you are hitting the gym, working hard and seeing little benefit, it might be time to change your workout. In order to successfully lose weight, you need to ensure that your whole body is being worked hard. Incorporate strength training into your routine. Many people believe that hours on a treadmill is the most effective way to burn calories. Your body will soon adapt to your workout so keep it on it’s toes by mixing it up.
3. Drink more fluids
Taking this simple, but effective step, will help you lose weight. Your body is composed of 70% water so it is important to keep yourself hydrated. Try to drink 6-8 glasses of water per day as this will help to prevent water retention and also help you feel fuller. Remember that tea, coffee, fruit drinks etc. all contain calories, so make sure you don’t exceed your daily intake.
4. Keep an eye on your meal portions
One of the easiest ways to cut down on calories is to eat smaller portions. It may sound obvious, but it is often overlooked. We often cook more than we need and end up eating more than we need. It takes a while for your body to feel full after eating so eating smaller portions slowly will give the body time to realize it has been fed. By cutting down on your portion sizes, you are cutting out huge amounts of calories that you do not need.
5. Eat only when you are hungry
Another tip that may sound obvious but this is easier said than done. It is easy to confuse the feeling of being thirsty for the felling of being hungry. More often than not, having a drink will hold these hunger pangs off until it is time for your next meal. The next time you feel hungry, have a glass of water and wait 20 minutes. A lot of the time, the feeling will subside. If not, have a healthy snack such as a piece of fruit.
Losing weight in the new year does not have to be hard. If you are fully prepared and fully committed to losing weight then you will find it is easy. Once the weight starts dropping off, you will feel motivated to continue with your healthy lifestyle. Try the tips above and you will find just how easy weight loss can be.
Make this New Year one to remember by taking control of your weight loss and achieving the body you have always wanted.