3 Tips to Keep Your New Year's Weight Loss Resolution on Track
New year, new you, sound familiar? Although it's over a month into the new year, only 25% of people are still committed to their resolutions according to Forbes. Among one of the most popular resolutions, shedding the holiday weight gain and becoming healthier is the second most popular resolution and has been for many years.
However, when it comes to accomplishing this, only a mere 8% of those who commit to a healthier, maintainable lifestyle achieve it. From FAD diets to hours of cardio and restricting food and even cutting out social occasions many people find themselves in a bad relationship with weight loss and break off the relationship before they give their resolution a fair chance.
Here at Dynamic Lifestyle Solutions, we’ve come up with a few tips to assist you with your weight loss journey all while achieving maintainable results. So, get out your pen and paper and get ready to transform the way you think about weight loss.
#1 Be Realistic with your weight loss goal
We’ve all seen those too good to be true advertisements promising a 5-10 pound weight loss in as little as a week by taking an array of fat-burning supplements, detox-teas, and meal replacement supplements shakes. Unfortunately, these remedies are often just as they sound, too good to be true. Most claims like the one mentioned above will give you results but they will only be temporary. That’s right, most of the results you see will likely be a result of losing water weight or being in a severe low-calorie deficit.
Do either of those sound maintainable to you? Not really. Most of the weight-loss experiences mentioned above are unhealthy and will result in you gaining all the weight back or even worse, gaining even more.
So, what is a realistic weight-loss goal? Unfortunately the answer for this far less than what is advertised at about 1-2 pounds a week. Yes, this means that 15 pounds you want to shed is going to take you more than 14 days but your results will be maintainable and will allow you to turn your healthy habits into a lifestyle and likely prevent you from gaining any weight back that you’ve lost.
#2 Yes! You CAN Eat Cake!
Contrary to popular belief, many people think that making progress involves cutting out all sugar and carbs and eating only protein and rabbit food. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth…Its 100% possible to eat Oreos, donuts, and even pizza while losing weight, how you may ask? Macros, specifically tracking them and staying within your macronutrient ranges.
Macro counting, also referred to as IIFYM simply means that you are tracking the macronutrients (carbs, fats, and proteins) in your food. This means you can fit treats into your macronutrients and balance them with whole foods, which will likely make you stick to your macro ranges as you won’t feel deprived.
#3 Get A Coach Or A Personal Trainer
Now, this isn’t to say you need a coach or a personal trainer, but it will increase the chances of achieving your resolution. Guidance from professionals, such as the DLS Crew, will give you the tools you need to work with for creating realistic and maintainable results!
Even if you’ve fallen off the bandwagon with your New Year’s weight loss resolutions there is no reason you can’t get back on track and make strides towards a healthier you. By being realistic, tracking macros, and even hiring a coach you may just find yourself achieving the goals you’ve always dreamed of and being part of the 8% that accomplishes their resolutions.