Don't Let Your Weight Loss Resolution Fail

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For as long as you can remember, you’ve struggled to get in shape. Like many years in the past, you recently placed losing weight at the top of your list of New Year’s Day resolutions. While you were initially excited about the prospect of gaining a new body by the end of 2016, doubts have already entered your mind. If you can relate to this common scenario, you may need to correct past mistakes in order to achieve your weight loss resolution.

One of the most common reasons weight loss attempts fail is due to the lack of a detailed, actionable plan. Without a specific plan, you are less likely to hold yourself accountable to your diet. If you’re guilty of not thoroughly planning your previous weight loss journeys, don’t make the same error this time around.

First of all, you should develop both short-term and long-term goals. Merely listing a goal to lose 100 pounds isn’t a good idea. Although the desire to lose this amount of weight is admirable, simply thinking about achieving this type of lofty goal will be overwhelming to a lot of people. Therefore, you should break your long-term goal into smaller, more easily achievable objectives. For instance, you might strive to lose 10 pounds each month or two pounds every week.

After creating your short-term and long-term goals, you must develop actionable steps to meet them. During this phase of the planning stage, you need to consider your current diet and exercise habits. Look for areas where you can make improvements. For example, you might decide to eliminate your nightly bedtime snack. Or, you may determine to swap your favorite ice-cream for plain, Greek yogurt. You might also vow to join a gym and visit it three times each week.

If you’re uncertain how to develop your actionable steps, consider scheduling a free consultation at a Metabolic Research Center near you. A consultant at the Metabolic Research Center can aid you in designing a meal plan that will help you achieve your New Year’s Day resolution of losing weight and keeping it off for life.


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