Some diets you may have heard of are; Dukan, Cambridge, 5:2, South Beach Diet, New Atkins, Raw Vegan, Paleo and the Alkaline Diet. All offer different ways to achieve weight loss but most use an extreme method, making it hard to stay motivated and to keep the weight off for the whole year! Here are our top ten tid-bits, made up of information and tips to help you on your way to tackling that festive over-indulgence.
Now is the time to plan some small more achievable ways of hitting your goals. It can feel overwhelming to know where to begin. So take some time to work through what your goals are and start planning out your week. Here are some questions to ask yourself to get you going with goal setting with an example answer:
What is my long term goal?Losing 5kg
What short term goals can help me achieve this?Reduce high sugar foods from daily to three times a week
When shall I do this short term goal?Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
What do I need to achieve this?Get rid of the excess chocolate gifts in my cupboard – take them to a food bank or food collection bins at the supermarket.
Where will I do this?Pack foods into a bag and leave by the food for when I next go to the shops
Who will I do it with?Agree it with my partner!
What will get in my way?1. Being tempted by other people offering sweet foods. 2. Forgetting to take my excess sweet foods and dipping into the bag.
How will I overcome this?1. Allow myself to say yes to things on my designated days, but say no on other days – bring healthy snacks with me instead if I’m at work or out and about. 2. Put the sweet bag in the car instead so I don’t keep seeing it and being tempted!
It is important to consider as many barriers as possible. But remember, you are running an experiment. There will be things that pop up that you didn’t expect. Don’t worry, just make a slight adjustment with the new information and carry on. As nutrition and behaviour change specialists, our BeeZee Bodies team are experts in helping to make change work and stick. We have a range of programmes starting in January 2020 to help make plans that work for you, in your real life!