Ensure you get your new year off to the perfect start, with our 10 diet motivation top tips for success.
The new Year brings with it new opportunities and the chance to become the best version of yourself possible.
It is human nature to have these thoughts when January comes around but following through with them can sometimes be quite difficult. After the Christmas period we can all feel a bit sluggish and bloated and day one of a diet can seem a little daunting. It’s easy for doubts like ‘”Its’ too hard” or “I can’t do it” to creep into our minds, and so that day one, becomes tomorrow, and the next week and then next month. We have all been in this situation before and it’s important to remember that nothing is unachievable if you put your mind to it. Day one is hard, there is no denying it but if you complete that first day then you have already completed your first goal.
Before you know it, you’ll have completed your first week, and then your first month. Suddenly, you will be in the swing of things and the doubt will be a distant memory.
So to help make day one of your diet the best it can be we have created a helpful list of 10 top tips to set you up for the journey ahead.
1. Set a start date and stick to it
After Christmas there can be an abundance of calorific junk food filling up your cupboards providing unwanted temptation. Ahead of your start date make sure you clear all of this out of your house, pass on to a relative or neighbour or parcel it up and bring into a local homeless charity who will happily take them off your hands.
2. Reward yourself
Don’t make your weight loss journey all strict and structure. Reward yourself for a job well done when you have reached your goals. You can make your goals as easy or as hard to achieve as you like but by allowing yourself a non food reward like a bubble bath or night out to the movies you are giving yourself enjoyable things to work towards.
3. Start a journal
Jotting your thoughts and feelings down is sometimes all you need to do to get yourself set for the task in hand. Journals are proven to be therapeutic and can make sense of your busy mind. Why not buy yourself a new journal to start the year off with a clean slate?! Find somewhere that you find inspiring, such as your favourite coffee shop, the local library or even a comfy arm chair in your living room. Give yourself a few hours to clear your mind of all the thoughts, feelings and goals you have for the year ahead.
4. List out 10 things you love about yourself and 10 things you want to change
The main person involved in your weight loss journey is you so remind yourself why you are doing it. Self appreciation is so important to a healthy mindset so make sure you look at yourself in a positive way to keep you on the right track. What makes you “you’? Your personality? Great sense of humour? Envious hair? These are characteristics that will never change no matter what weight you are so take pride in them and love who you are.
Before you start your diet take some time out to write down 10 things you love about yourself. Sometimes this can be a hard task to complete but this is your list so you can write whatever you want. Don’t think about what others think. It’s your reasons so you know they are true. When that is completed, the next step is to make a list of 10 things you would like to change. These can be as big or small as you want them to be. One could be to change your sense of style, be more daring and embrace the new trends. Another could be to change your attitude towards exercise and embrace it in your lifestyle. Again, this is your list of changes so there will be no wrong or right answer for this. It’s all to help you reach your goal this year.
5. Start a photo diary of your progress
Never underestimate the power of a photograph. This little snapshot into someone’s life can have a massive impact on the subject and the viewers. For the subject it can show proof of how they are perceived by the world but for the viewer it can be many things from inspiration to admiration.
A photo diary of your progress is so important to see how far you come. We understand that taking that day one image can be a scary thought but think of how great you will feel when you look back in six weeks time and compare the two pictures. A photo update can present you with the drive and determination to keep going. If you notice a change in six weeks what can you achieve in 12?
6. Remind yourself why you are doing it
When undergoing a weight loss journey you need to keep in mind why you are doing it in the first place. Is it for you, your health or your family? This is so important on keeping you focused and on achieving your target weight. If it is for you then set yourself mini goals to complete so you know you are going in the right direction. If it is for your health make sure you check in with your doctor as they will be able to do regular check ups to see if the weight loss is improving your condition. By achieving a healthy BMI your previous condition could be more manageable or no longer an issue.
If it is for your family set yourself goals you would like to complete once you have shed the excess pounds. Think about fun activities that will create great memories with the people you love.
7. Check Secret Slimmers everyday
Don’t go it alone when starting your new year diet. The Secret Slimmers community is full of thousands of likeminded individuals going through the same journey as yourself. Some may be at the same stage as you and know exactly how you feel. Others may be at the end of their plan but can provide a wealth of knowledge to help you reach the end yourself. Secret Slimmers is a community full of great tips, helpful information and fun challenges for you to get involved with.
8. Plan out your meals in advance
A crucial tip before you start your diet! To make sure you have everything you need we recommend you pre-order all your TFR meals and snacks prior to your start date. This way you will have all your favourites available and will be 100% focused each day.
Some of our Secret Slimmers find it easier to plan each day’s meals ahead of time so they know exactly what is on the menu the following day. A helpful way to do this is to create a meal box the night before (almost like a lunch box!) and fill with the packs you are going to eat the next day. When the morning comes the thinking process has already been completed and you can carry on with the rest of your day.
9. Add exercise into your lifestyle
To feel great inside and out it is not just eating healthily that will help you achieve this. By adding a little exercise into your routine you will start to benefit from an increase in energy, a better night’s sleep and if you keep with it, physical change. The exercise you choose can be as light or as strenuous as you want.
Our advice is to start small and ease yourself into it like a brisk 10 minute walk each morning and start building up the time. Then 10 minutes will soon become an hour and before you know it a walk could become a jog and so on. Finding exercise you love is key to keeping it up! Why not go to the free inductions in the gym to try out different activities?! Your new passion could be just around the corner!
10. Have fun
This is one of the most important tips to take on board. A weight loss journey does not have to be all doom and gloom. It can be an enjoyable experience. You get to eat the meals and snacks you like, yet lose weight at the same time. You’ll also make new friends through our Secret Slimmers community. Remember you are doing this for you! When the final weigh in comes you will look back over this and see all the amazing progress you made!
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