The New Year is a Great Time to Lose Weight Once and for All

The holidays are over, and now is the time many people resolve to do something about their weight. Gym memberships are typically up at least 12% this time of year. Unfortunately, the dropoff often begins in a month or so. Between the grueling routines and the many fad diets out there, it’s no wonder people get discouraged and quit.

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Exercising to lose weight

When people are new to weight loss, they often overdo things, and they can’t sustain the routines they set. This can leave them feeling discouraged and lead them to quit. Developing a proper regimen starts with setting realistic goals.

Exercises, such as walking, jogging, running, cycling, and swimming are examples of things you can easily do, and they are things you can set a schedule for and stick with. Weight training, yoga, and pilates are all good to include in your regimen, but you should do them in moderation so you don’t burn out. And find workouts you actually enjoy, as you’ll be more likely to keep doing them.

Dieting to lose weight

With so many diets out there, it can be hard to know where to start. Many diets require radically changing your diet for long periods of time, which many people don’t stick with. So rather than trying a fad diet, try following some basic rules that can help you lose weight without changing all of your habits immediately:

Don’t deprive yourself 

Cutting out stuff you eat all the time and expecting to never have cravings is unrealistic. Exercise self-control and make room for your indulgences in small doses to start.

Set realistic goals

Don’t set a resolution to be model thin by the summer. Set a goal you can tangibly achieve without comparing yourself to others. A healthy regimen for weight loss is about 2 pounds a week, which comes out to about 50 pounds in about six months.

Eat healthy food

Eat whole foods, such as fruits, nuts, eggs, and lean meats. And make sure to eat plenty of vegetables. Furthermore, avoid processed foods.

Snack smart

Make sure you have plenty of healthy food around for when you’re hungry and want to snack on something.

Losing weight is a lifestyle

When starting a diet, come up with a game plan you can stick to and surround yourself with people who will support what you’re doing. Having a support system is important, because studies show that having one can help you maintain your plan and get better results. And always celebrate your victories, even the little ones. Looking forward to the next reward can motivate you to keep going.

If you need help with starting a routine or you want to know what other options are available, book an appointment online or over the phone with Radiance MedSpa DC today.

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