Happy New Year! It’s that time again. Yes, the time when we vow to lose weight, eat healthfully, and generally put ourselves ‘on the spot’ to clean up our eating and exercise habits. Well, don’t despair on how you will get that done. Give yourself a little help and get ‘Fooducated’ by visiting the Fooducate.com website.
Here’s a little preview on how they encourage us:
Don’t give up. There is a way to tame the beast, just read on. In order to succeed, your weight loss resolution has to be quantifiable, feasible, and piecemeal.
1. Quantifiable. Don’t generalize about weight loss, define a specific goal – “I want to lose 25 pounds” or “I’ll weight 155 by July 4th”. Being specific forces you to be more accountable to yourself.
2. Feasible. Let’s face it, not all of us have the body type of a Victoria’s Secret model or a Quarterback. Set a goal that is achievable for you. Err to the easier side. You can always add another goal if your first one was easily achieved.
3. Piecemeal. Losing 25 pounds is quite a hefty goal. It will take a long time to get there. During that time, there will be moments of doubt, days where the scale moves in the wrong direction, and other unpleasant surprises.
Breaking down your goal into 5 pound increments can be extremely motivating. Instead of waiting 6 months for success, within a matter of weeks you can attain your first milestone. Each small victory will act as a huge motivator for you to keep pushing.
How will you succeed in 2016?