We all know it is easier to lose weight in summer but there are many ways to keep motivated and lose weight in winter. So don’t use the winter months as an excuse for falling off your diet and not losing weight!
Here’s some tips to help you:
Join a gym, go for a brisk walk or stay active around your house. Although cold out, there are many things you can do indoors: exercise videos, Wii exercises, clearing out cupboards and dust off any exercise equipment you may have and use it!
Do something new:
Take up a new hobby. Go to a craft class, join a dance class. Seeing results from any new activity you participate in will keep you motivated.
Keep a goal in site:
Planning a holiday? Think of all the cute clothing you will fit into. Dust off the bikini and get ready for summer.
Ensure that you plan your meals … weigh your foods, precook your meals and freeze them … that way you will be able to pop a “legal” and delicious meal into the microwave and not be tempted to deviate from your TLC-Program.
Ensure you get adequate sleep. Certain important hormonal and system changes occur during the night, boosting your weight-loss.
Hungry, Craving something sweet?:
Wait a while and ask yourself again in half an hour if you are hungry. Then if necessary use your allowed snacks and fruit to fill the gap.
Serotonin plays a part:
Experts believe that low levels of the brain chemical Serotonin has an important part to play in the winter blues. Serotonin affects our sleep, mood and appetite centres, so when levels are low we’re more likely to feel tired, depressed and hungry … So it is vital to stick to your TLC-Program 100% to keep the levels of Serotonin (and Insulin) steady.
Adhere to the rules of the TLC-Program.
- Eat at regular intervals
- Save crackers and fruit (your snacks) for in between meals
- Drink your Cocoa allowance in the evening when cold temperatures increase
- Use your fruit to try out some of the winter Recipes in the TLC-Well-log (Baked Cinnamon Apple, Baked Peach etc)
- Keep in contact with your TLC-Weightloss Coach and don’t skip your weigh-in sessions
Most important: IMAGINE YOURSELF THIN AND HEALTHY!