Preparing Your Home for a New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution

New Year's Weight Loss Resolution

Have you made a weight loss resolution for this year? If you have, you’re far from alone.  Millions of people across the country and around the world use the beginning of a new year as the opportunity to aim for a healthier body weight.

It’s a very common situation that many of us go through at this time of year, and that is to make a weight loss resolution for the year ahead. It seems that it’s the perfect time to try to lose some weight as you are starting fresh in a new year.

Why We Start a Weight Loss Resolution

It only makes sense that so many of us try to lose weight at this time of year, particularly after the hustle bustle of the holidays and all the rich foods. Once things settle down again, a weight loss resolution can help us to place our focus onto living a healthier life for a healthier body.

So, if you want to lose weight and start the new year on the right foot, you are not alone. That’s why you need to think through this resolution and consider the elements that you may need for true and lasting success. Thinking ahead of all of this will really pay off in the end! The same can be said about thinking for the long term.  Remember that it’s not just about a weight loss resolution that will help you to reach a goal weight. It’s also about setting yourself up to prevent the pounds from creeping back on again once they’re off.  The last thing you want is to have to start all over again by resolving the same thing next year!

The Odds Are Against Weight Loss Resolution Success

You may have attempted to make a weight loss resolution in the past but suffered with improper results. You’re not alone there.  The bad news is that most new year’s resolutions about losing weight will fail even before January is over.  Still, you shouldn’t let that stand in your way. Some are successful and there are ways to make sure you’re included in that success. You can reach your goal and feel proud when you don’t have to resolve the same thing at the end of the next holiday season and the beginning of next year.

The good news is that taking a proactive look at this is how to enjoy long term success. So start with what you need to do to prepare yourself in your home for a lasting approach to losing the weight. That starts by getting rid of all the foods that are holding you back. We all know that there are things that we can do to help get rid of the foods that may hold us back or hurt us. Get rid of the junk food like cookies, candy, chips, and baked goods. Try to eliminate the processed foods, even the ones who disguise themselves as “diet foods”. They are full of salt, sugar, and even preservatives that may hold us back.

It’s All About Preparation On Every Level

Another thing to consider in your weight loss resolution is that you must arm yourself with all the right foods. As you usher out the wrong foods, you have to welcome in good ones instead. Getting plenty of fresh fruits and veggies each week is key, but you also need to take the time to prepare them too. Chopping them up and also preparing lean proteins like grilled chicken, whole grains like quinoa, low fat dairy like Greek yogurt, and good fats like avocado and olive oil is key. You need to ensure that you take the time to prepare your meals and snacks so that you take the guesswork out of things. Then you have these foods to take with you on the go, and this really helps you to stay committed to eating right in this way.

Don’t Forget to Exercise!

If you are really serious about your weight loss resolution then you also need to be sure that you prepare yourself for workouts too. Dedicate a place in your home if you don’t have time to get to the gym. Get some weights and a couple of good workout DVD’s so that you have them in a pinch. Keep a gym bag packed so that you never have an excuse to hit the gym, because fitness will be key to your weight loss too. If you are really dedicated to this, having your home prepared for your ability to lose weight is key. Think of what will keep you motivated and then post inspirational quotes or pictures to help keep you committed to the cause. All of these measures can make this the year that you keep your resolution of losing the weight for good.

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