Whether you are trying to lose weight as part of your new year’s resolution, or have been making steady progress but could use a boost, it always helps to have some ideas to get you going.
Here are a few tips to get you started (or restarted)…
Get your drink on:
Even when making lots of other healthy eating choices, many people completely overlook their beverages. Now is the perfect time to take a look at what you are drinking. Sodas, energy drinks, fancy coffee drinks, and fruit juice are all high in sugar and empty calories. One of the best things that you can do is look for better options. Drink lots of water (try flavoring it with lemon, lime, or cucumber), tea, or other low calorie beverages.
Mix up your routine:
Exercise is essential for losing weight and getting healthy, but it may get difficult to do if you don’t know where to begin or if you are stuck in a rut. Just starting out? Come up with a list of activities that you love and mix it up. Stuck in the same old routine? Try to incorporate new activities or ramp up your difficulty level. This will keep your body and your mind engaged.
Eat all day:
Doesn’t sound so bad, does it? Many people find that they are much more successful losing weight if they switch from eating large meals three times a day to eating smaller meals more frequently. This can benefit you by helping you feeling satiated, keeping your metabolism up, and avoiding the blood sugar spikes and dips that can lead to food cravings and overeating.
Set goals (and reward yourself when you accomplish them):
It can be much harder to get started with weight loss if you don’t have specific goals in mind. Try to sit down and figure out what your ultimate goal is (even if this just means buying a new bathing suit this summer). Then set short terms goals that will help you get there. Write them down, and be sure to keep track of your progress along the way. It also helps to come up with a way to reward yourself when you accomplish each mini goal.
Consider a cleanse:
A cleanse can be a great way to detoxify and renew your body. Cleansing can also help to jump start a weight loss program by helping you to reset your eating habits. There are cleanse systems available that can help you along with the process and offer the detoxifying and nutritional support to get you going.