Every year when we make our New Year Resolutions, losing weight is at the topmost of the list. Sometimes, we wonder why does it keep appearing every year and why haven’t we been able to lose any weight in the year gone by. This issue is a common problem which is faced by 90% people, men women alike.
Following are simple yet doable tricks to keep up to your New Year Resolution of weight loss:-
Decide your timeline
Perhaps the most important part of a diet is being realistic and ensuring a doable weight loss plan. Setting unhealthy and unrealistic targets like 10 kgs a month etc don’t work and are not advisable for a healthy weight loss. A real target like losing 12 – 18 kgs in 6 to 8 months can be set and you can work at losing 2 – 3 kgs a month. This is more doable and the happiness and motivation at achieving weight loss at the end of the month motivates us to do better for the coming months and keeps us on track.
Set a goal to drink minimum 8 to 10 glasses of water
Drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water every day is extremely important, not just to lose weight but for overall health also as it flushes out toxins from our body and cleanses it from within. Water should be consumed throughout the day at intervals and not in one go.
Find a supportive community
Finding like minded friends/community with fitness and healthy goals works a long way in losing weight and keeping it off as well. It is very easy to put all on the weight back due to unhealthy eating and an erratic schedule, having a community or partner can help you stay on track and makes you more accountable to your goals.
Staying fit and active by indulging in at least 30 minutes to 1 hour a day of physical exercise, helps us not only in losing weight but also to maintain it. Walking, jogging, yoga, cardio, cycling, swimming or going to the gym or indulging in exercises at home helps us to keep ourselves fit not only physically but also mentally and keeps a hosts of diseases at bay. Fad diets and weight loss programs which promise 10-15 kgs weight loss are extremely harmful, as all you lose is muscles and not fat which immediately reappears when you start eating regularly. There are a number of diet supplements and powders available in the market, which also promise weight loss, but they are said to cause more harm than good.
Don’t give up what so ever
Not giving up and staying consistent is the key to healthy weight loss. There are bound to be times we all indulge in cheat meals or junk food due to stress or family and social engagements, but getting back on track is extremely important. We shouldn’t be disheartened and look forward to getting back with more vigor.
Let’s promise ourselves to make 2019 a healthier and fitter year for us, not just socially and mentally but also physically.