Read THIS before setting January Resolutions: 5 Top tips from a womens weight loss coach.

January 7, 2023
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January is often a time when people set new resolutions for the year ahead, and for many women, that includes a goal to lose weight.

While there are many different approaches to weight loss, here are a few tips that may be helpful for women looking to shed some pounds this from January:

  1. Start by setting a specific and achievable goal. Rather than setting a broad goal like "lose weight," try setting a specific goal, such as "lose 10 pounds by February 1st." Having a specific and achievable goal will make it easier to track your progress and stay motivated.
  2. Focus on healthy eating. Weight loss is largely about creating a calorie deficit, which means you need to burn more calories than you consume. While it's important to cut calories, it's also important to make sure you're still getting the nutrients your body needs. Focus on eating whole, unprocessed foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Avoid sugary drinks and snacks, and try to limit your intake of refined grains and processed foods.
  3. Incorporate physical activity into your routine. In addition to cutting calories, increasing your physical activity can help you lose weight and improve your overall health. Aim for 1-2 session of moderate exercise per week of between 35-55 minutes. This can include activities like walking, running, dancing, swimming, or strength training.
  4. Consider seeking professional help. If you're having trouble losing weight on your own, or if you have a lot of weight to lose, it may be helpful to seek the guidance of a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian. They can help you create a personalised plan that takes into account your unique needs and goals.
  5. Stay consistent and be patient. Weight loss is a journey, and it's important to stay consistent and be patient. It may take time to see results, and there will likely be setbacks along the way. But if you stay focused on your goals and make healthy lifestyle changes, you can achieve your weight loss goals.

Losing weight in January (or any month) is all about making healthy lifestyle changes and being consistent.

By focusing on healthy eating, increasing physical activity, and seeking professional help when needed, you can set yourself up for success in your weight loss journey.

A few more helpful tips for weight loss anytime of year:
  1. Keep track of your food intake. One of the easiest ways to cut calories is to be mindful of what you're eating and how much you're eating. Keeping a food diary or using a calorie-tracking app to help you stay on track. This can help you identify any areas where you may be able to cut back on calories, such as by skipping sugary drinks or snacking on healthier options.
  2. Don't skip meals. While it may seem like a good idea to skip meals in an effort to cut calories, this can actually backfire. Skipping meals can lead to overeating later on and may cause your body to go into "starvation mode," which can slow down your metabolism and make it harder to lose weight. Instead of skipping meals, try to eat regular, balanced meals and snacks throughout the day.
  3. Stay hydrated. Drinking enough water is important for overall health, and it can also help with weight loss. Aim to drink at least 1-2 litres ounces of water per day, and more if you're exercising or it's hot outside. Water can help fill you up and keep you hydrated, which can make it easier to stick to your healthy eating plan.
  4. Find a support system. Losing weight can be challenging, and it can be helpful to have a support system to help you stay motivated and on track. Consider finding a friend or family member who can be your accountability partner, or join a support group or online forum for people working towards similar goals.
  5. Don't get discouraged. It's important to remember that weight loss is a journey, and it may take time to see results. It's normal to have setbacks and challenges along the way, and it's important to stay positive and keep moving forward. If you hit a roadblock, try to refocus on your goals and remind yourself of why you're working to lose weight.

I hope these additional tips are helpful! Remember to focus on making healthy lifestyle changes that you can sustain over the long term, rather than trying to follow a quick fix or fad diet.

Nikki xx
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