Youíve been working hard and losing weight- but suddenly the numbers on the scale have stalled. Itís very common to hit a plateau after a period of successful, healthy weight loss. Usually after losing around 10 per cent of your weight, you will need to adjust your diet and exercise plans to give your body another kick start to keep losing weight.
Congratulate yourself- youíve done so well so far! Now to keep seeing results and get down to your target weight, itís time to fine-tune your habits and make some new fitness and diet plans that will get your body revved up to lose weight again. Youíre almost there! Here are a few strategies you can use to smash through your plateau and watch all your hard work pay off!
The best way to get started on any weight loss program is to set goals. The reason many people wander off track and lose motivation is not having clear, attainable and step by step goals to guide them and focus their efforts. So if youíre just starting out making changes to your diet and exercise routines, or if youíve been struggling to stick to plans youíve already made, itís time to reassess what you want to achieve. As well as a long-term target, you should create medium- and short-term goals that you can check off along the way, focusing on actions and achievements that will help you get to your final destination. Hereís how to create a weight loss plan that will get you real resultsÖ
Christmas dinner can cause a bit of anxiety when youíre trying to lose weight. Most of us are used to over-indulging on Christmas day, filling up on delicious foods and eating far more than we normally would. But what about your new healthy eating and weight loss plan? Itís not going to be a day of losing weight, but you can reduce the diet damage without being completely miserable.
Donít be too strict on yourself- youíre not supposed to feel deprived and unhappy on Christmas! Let yourself relax a little and enjoy the day with your family and friends. Remember that Christmas is one day of the year- itís okay to indulge a little just this once. Youíll without a doubt go over your usual calorie limit- but the damage to your diet plan doesnít have to be disastrous. Be smart and indulge in moderation, and you can enjoy a treat without gaining weight.
Here are a few tips to help you reduce the diet-impact of Christmas DayÖ
Parties can be a minefield for your healthy eating and weight loss plans. Itís easy to lose track of how many calories youíre eating when those sausage rolls keep getting passed around, and itís tempting to indulge in a few cocktails. Itís fine to give yourself the occasional break from your diet, but to minimise the damage, itís a good idea to have a game plan right from when you walk into the room. Here are a few strategies to help you stick to your diet plan while still enjoying the partyÖ
Sometimes it can seem hard to fit in enough exercise when your job keeps you cooped up in the office all day. Making an effort to be active wherever you can is a good start to improving your health and fitness, making you feel fresher and brighter as well as supporting your weight loss goals.
Try some of these simple steps to a more active lifestyleÖ
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