It’s almost New Years Eve and, like many years before, you might be thinking of setting a diet-related new year’s resolution.
You are not alone. In fact, ‘eating healthier’ is, according to a poll by YouGov, the most popular new year’s resolution you can set! This is closely followed by ‘getting more exercise’, ‘saving money’, and ‘improving self-care’.
The great news is, WeightLossHQ can help you to achieve ALL of these new year’s resolutions. How? Because as a WeightLossHQ member, you can receive comprehensive information on:
- Eating healthier, more nutritious foods that assist in weight loss
- Exercising effectively, rather than excessively
- Eating out at restaurants without compromising your health progress
- Leading an overall healthier day-to-day-life
- Sticking to your goals for the long-term
- Addressing behaviors that are holding you back
- Saving money that would otherwise be wasted in pointless diets and ineffective weight loss methods.
One of the most challenging aspects of setting a new year’s resolution is keeping it up for the long haul. In one study, less than half of those who had set a health-related new year’s resolution had kept up their efforts at 6 months. However, this is still better than not setting a resolution at all. In the same study, only 4% of people in the group of ‘non-resolvers’ had achieved the same success. This tells us two things: 1) Setting a new year’s resolution for your health can help you to achieve your goals. 2) Keeping it up for more than 6 months can be a challenge.
One of the best ways to keep a diet-related new year’s resolution is to be adequately supported. By identifying, addressing and changing your weight-related behaviors for the better, you can stay in control of your body and make good choices for yourself in 2019. Not only that, you can share your successes and struggles with like-minded dieters with similar goals, supporting each other through the tougher times and triumphing when things go well. It’s amazing how much more effective weight loss and weight maintenance can be when you feel in control and confident about the lifestyle changes you’re making.
What’s also crucial is that your weight-related new year’s resolution is measurable. How will you know when you’ve reached your goal? We suggest that you quantify your goal in some way. Examples of new year’s resolutions could be:
- To lose x lbs in x amount of time (E.g. I will lose 16 lbs in 6 months)
- To reduce waist/thigh/butt size by x inches (E.g. I will reduce my tummy fat by 5 inches)
- To fit into a clothing size smaller than your current size within x amount of time (E.g. I will go from being a size 10 to a size 6 in 6 months)
- To reduce BMI (E.g. I will go from having a BMI of 40 to a BMI of 25)
- To learn to cook better food (E.g. I will learn 10 new low-carb recipes in 10 weeks)
- To quit a health-damaging habit (E.g. I will go from drinking 10 pints of beer per week to just 2 pints per week)
- To take up a health-improving hobby (E.g. I will go to Zumba twice a week for a whole year).
So, what will your new year’s resolution be? We suggest you create more than one small and achievable health-related resolution, all of which contribute to better well-being for 2019. If you become a Weight Loss HQ member, remember to share your resolutions in our members-only Facebook community group and the Weight Loss HQ forum!
From everyone at WeightLossHQ, We hope you have a happier, healthier 2019.