Top Tips for Successful Weight Loss in 2019

Hello 2019! Here we are at the start of another exciting new year, this is always a great time for people to think about making some changes to their lives and set some new year resolutions or as I like to call them New Year Intentions. Unfortunately, though, the sad fact is that most of us don’t stick to those resolutions and come February they have been put on the back burner (again), probably not to be thought about again until the end of this year!

For a lot of people their top goal or intention is to lose weight and be healthier. However, just saying I want to lose weight and be healthier is not enough. In order to achieve your goals, you need to write them down and map out a clear plan on how you are going to achieve them.

How can you boost your chances of achieving success on your weight loss journey this year:

  1.    Set achievable goals

    Set your goals so they are achievable, there is no point in going to hard too fast, that is only going to set you up for failure. Start things off slowly, so instead of saying I’m going to start going to the gym every day at 6am when you are not a morning person in the first place. Set a goal that you will go to the gym twice a week and also start a yoga class once a week. Make sure it is also at a time that works best for you and your body.

    2.     Don’t count calories

    Instead of counting calories, make it your aim to change your relationship with food. Focus on good quality, nutrient dense foods, fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, organic poultry and meat. Really focus on cutting the crap, reduce and then eventually eliminate your sugar and processed food intake.

    3.     Avoid hard rules

    Avoid using the terminology “I can’t have this anymore”. Once we tell ourselves “we can’t” we instantly want it more.

    4.     Focus on your gut health and digestion and elimination of toxins

    Work with a practitioner to help you identify any underlying health issues and improve your gut health, digestion and elimination. This can help support weight loss and energy production as it ensures you are breaking down the foods you are eating efficiently and absorbing the nutrients.

    5.     Use affirmations

    Use affirmations to change the messages you are sending your body. Don’t use words like “I can’t” or “This is too hard”. Wake up each day with a positive outlook, always saying I can! And if you fall off the wagon just remember that every day is a new day, one bad day does not need to drag into a week…a month…another year.

    6.     Enjoy the journey!

    Enjoy the journey and have fun with it. Find classes that you love, buy new cook books and find healthier versions of foods to cook you love, join fitness classes with a friend and have a laugh along the way.

    7.     Work with a practitioner

    Work with a practitioner and use them to help support you on your journey, this will help hold yourself accountable and they can also give you advice and support when you need it. It can help keep you on track and also ensure that you are doing things the correct way and that you don’t have any underlying health issues holding you back.

    Weight loss can be a very emotional and difficult journey, I offer packages to help you on your journey that include recipes, supplements and also online support as well as consultations. For more information please contact naturopath@kyliesartori.com.au