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If you’re anything like the majority of us - with the New Year comes the hope of a ‘New You’. What this means is different for us all, but may well include losing some weight, becoming healthier, fitter or happier.
Sadly, research shows that it takes just 10 days, on average, for us to fall off the bandwagon and return to our old ways. That means that most of us will have reached the 10th January and dropped our goals like a hot potato, so what can we do to help ourselves to get back on track?
Well, here are my 10 top tips:
1) Throw away all the naughty foods you have in your cupboards
If your cupboards are stacked with delicious and tempting treats that are full of empty calories and sugar you’re probably going to eat them. So, throw them away before you do. Remove all temptation, so that when you’re hungry and looking for a quick pick me up you can opt for a healthy alternative.
2) Set a realistic fitness goal
It’s important to set a realistic goal rather than a grandiose goal. that can feel just too far away and hard to achieve. For example if your goal is to lose 2 stone and you’re 2 months in and have only lost 4 pounds – you may feel
3) Take baby steps
Rome wasn’t built in a day. And you’re not likely to make any big, sustainable changes, over night. So break all goals down into mini, achievable, daily goals. These all build up and gain momentum, and, before you know it, you’ll be staying on track and making it happen.
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