New Year is just around the corner and we bet that one of your resolutions is to get fitter or to lose that extra weight that has grown itself in huge proportions due to the holiday indulgences, you have been enjoying lately. We can also confidently add that you might have taken a weight loss journey at the start of previous New Year or the one before that. But you couldn’t stick with it, right?
Have you ever wondered why you couldn’t keep up with your New Year weight loss resolution? The answer is simple, you expect too much from yourself and in most cases want quick results. The solution to this vital problem is to simply adopt New Year weight loss resolution strategies that are uncomplicated and focusing on the process of weight loss on a daily basis. Make changes in your life every day to see great results in the end of the year. This useful solution is devised by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. He has also given a few golden tips that can make your New Year weight loss resolution stick to the upcoming year. What are the tips he shared and are they feasible? Let’s find out.
Have Healthy Meals
The first step shared by Pasternak is quite obvious. One should eat at least 5 meals in a day. Three of them should be regular meals and two snacks. You should make sure that you include protein and fiber in every meal as they will help you stay away from hunger pangs by making you feel full soon enough.
Choose Healthy Snacks
While talking to People, the star trainer stated that you should also carry healthy snacking options with you all the times so that you don’t end up munching on unhealthy items like a candy bar or a burger. Keeping a bag of almonds with you is a smart and healthy option. (It works too!!!)
Drink Plenty of Water
You should also make sure that you drink a lot of water everyday so that you don’t make the error of mistaking thirst for hunger and eating unnecessarily, which will certainly harm your New Year weight loss journey.
Take Long Walks
Hate gyms? No worries, the successful author has a perfect solution for you. Just walk at least 10,000 steps in a day by moving around every once in a while and avoid doing all the steps in one go. Being active throughout the day is way better than exercising for an hour and then lazing around the entire day. (And we agree!!!)
If you are not sure whether you can walk 10,000 steps daily, then you should make it like a competition. Compete with your family, friends or even your neighbors as it will motivate you to get better than the other person.
The TV host also advises you to sleep at least 7 hours every night as it will re-energize you to take the 10,000 steps every day. A good sleep would also keep your mind alert and you will make healthy diet choices. He also advises you to stay away from electronic devices like SmartPhones as they harm your sleep. He urges you to use aids like eye mask to get better sleep.
5 Minute Exercise Only
Doing resistance exercises for five minutes daily can help you to build and maintain muscle, get rid of extra fat and protect your bones, believes the host of The Revolution (2012-2012). You just need a pair of dumbbells to get started and you can start with simpler exercises like squats, bicep curls, shoulder presses, lunges, etc.
Rest Your Mind
The last tip shared by the trainer of Lady Gaga is that you should take one hour time everyday to calm your mind. Stay away from technology for a while, meditate alone, take a long walk or play with your kids to attain some mental peace. The regular dose of mental peace will reduce your stress levels and hence add to your weight loss efforts. Start the meditation by clearing your mind for 5 minutes and focusing on your breath. You’ll get used to it slowly.
Looking for more? Check out some more useful tips shared by Harley Pasternak earlier this year by clicking here.