When it comes to weight loss, one of the most popular times to start this journey is undoubtedly the new year.
The new year feels like a fresh start, time to make a change, turn over a new leaf and set some health and fitness goals.
This new year, instead of just making your goal a number on the scale, the Rapid Loss team encourages you to make small meaningful goals which will act as stepping stones to help you reach your weight loss goals.
Here are some new years resolutions you can make that will make a big difference to your health and fitness in the new year.
1. Drink More Water
Although it’s a simple step you’ve likely heard a thousand times, drinking water really does make a huge difference to your health and how you feel.
The human body is made up of more than 50% water, so it only makes sense that keeping your body hydrated will keep it in top condition.
Besides keeping your body functioning water also helps with recovery from exercise, keeps you feeling full and less snacky, can help your body burn more calories and also reduce abdominal bloating.
This new year aim to drink at least 2 litres of water a day. It might seem like a lot but by simply switching out sugary drinks and that second cup of coffee for a glass of water will make a big difference.
2. Limit Junk Food
Now this is a broad resolution but it’s an important step to make if you want to get serious about your health in the new year.
Buying lunch at work, getting takeout delivered and pre-packaged snacks are doing you no favours if you’re wanting to lose weight.
These convenience foods are generally calorie dense, packed with saturated fats and high in processed sugars. So by just putting more emphasis on healthy food options you’ll see a difference in your waistline.
We know if can be difficult to go cold turkey so start by limiting your junk food consumption to only one or two days a week and continue to cut down it from there. You’ll be surprised at how easy it can be.
3. Portion Control
One of the biggest changes you can make to your diet when trying to lose weight is portion control.
This new year make portion control a priority.
Whether that means investing in digital scales to weigh your ingredients while cooking or finding containers the perfect size for your lunch meal, by finding the right balance of food your body needs you’ll notice a difference in your weight loss efforts and find it easier to keep the weight off long-term.
4. Become A Meal Prep Master
If you find yourself short on time or just not a fan of cooking every night, then becoming a regular meal prepper should definitely make your resolution list.
Set aside one or two days a week where you bulk cook healthy meals ready to go for breakfast, lunch and dinner or just for those times of day where you find yourself usually reaching for more fast food or pre-packaged convenience food options.
Just an hour or two one day a week will save you so much time and effort on those days where you’re tempted to stray from your healthy eating and will do wonders in the new year to help you reach your overall health and fitness goals.
5. Start Your Fitness Journey With The Rapid Loss Program
Not sure where to start on your health and fitness journey?
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