We’re well into the New Year. By now your best planned weight loss resolutions may be falling by the wayside. It’s time for a bit of inspiration and a shot of motivation! Let’s take a look at the core issues that matter most for weight loss to see if we can’t get you back on track as well as touch on recent news that might be helpful.
As a starter I can’t stress enough the need for having an important reason why you want to lose weight. When the “WHY” is big enough it can get you through just about anything. In addition to why you must “BELIEVE” you can succeed. Please don’t underestimate the power of these elements!
Next choose healthy eating for life. Follow a healthy meal plan. Lose the weight and keep if off with healthy eating. Fad diets are out because the weight you might lose will come back on when you go back to your normal eating patterns. It’ll happen faster than you can say “Oops, big mistake!” Fad diets simply don’t work. Healthy eating and management matter. Always have and always will.
Most households fall far short of the recommendations for eating whole fruit. Look at the recommendations for whole grains compared with what people actually buy. How about the expenditures for beverages, refrigerated/frozen entrees, sugar, and candy? How might you improve your diet?
The key to successfully enjoying the benefits of a healthy portion controlled diet is to take responsibility for what you eat. Make better choices at the grocery store and then take a bit of time to prepare meals and snacks for yourself as much as you can. It’s o.k. to choose refrigerated/frozen entrees.
The good news is that more people are choosing to eat at home as opposed to restaurants than in previous years. (Wall Street Journal, 2014) Maybe we can keep this trend going! If you find the thought of preparing your own meals and snacks to be stressful see our “Recipe Selection” for ideas.
In the meantime you might want to take a look at a new resource I found on how to build a cooking habit. Establishing the habit of cooking might be just what you need if you don’t feel confident and comfortable in your own kitchen. It is the first step in gaining confidence in your ability to cook.
You can achieve your weight loss goals. Establish a firm why for weight loss, believe in your ability to lose, and take responsibility for what you eat by choosing to prepare your own healthy food as much as possible. You can do it.
Our “Body Series” at Go Girl Physique can help with nutrition and best of all it is tailor made to suit your lifestyle. So its not a one size fits all approach!
Good Luck and remember if you get stuck give us a call 684 6007 for a free consult.