Happy New Year!
You’ve decided this is the year - once and for all, 2022 is going to be your year to be the best version of yourself. You want to lose the excess weight, feel fabulous and enjoy every opportunity that comes your way.
You’re done with the yo-yo dieting, this is going to be your year for weight loss success.
So how are you going to make sure you miss the pitfalls and stay focused on your goals once the new year sentiments have passed?
We know how difficult it can be, and because we love to help you be the healthiest, happiest you, we’ve come up with 10 top things you should do to make this new year, your year for complete weight loss success.
Have A Plan
It’s essential that you know what your goals are, and how you’re going to achieve them. So before you fill your shopping trolley with avocados and spinach, make sure you have a plan that will see you through.
First things first, think about the amount of weight you would like to lose to feel your best. What achievable steps could you break this overall goal down to? Do you also wish to improve fitness levels, and what might they be? Outline your main goal, and then break this down into smaller steps, so you know exactly what you’re aiming for, and how you’re going to manage it.
A great way to help yourself stay on track, is to be as prepared as possible with your food choices. Don’t try to wing it; when it gets to Thursday night after a long day (and week), you know you’ll grab what’s easy and instantly satisfying to curb your hunger and exhaustion. If Keto is new to you, some learning and preparation is necessary to adjust to this new way of fuelling your body.
Take time to understand the macro ratios (the amount of carbs, proteins and fats), and the best foods to eat to promote ketosis. Give yourself the best possible chance to succeed by planning ahead the meals you will eat throughout the week.
Following on from your meal planning, you can more easily put together Keto-friendly shopping lists. These lists will arm you with everything you do and don’t need to keep you on track. Do not diverge from the list! This way you’ll be far less likely to buy tempting items on offer, or spend money on supplies you don’t need.
Prep For Progress
If you have time, prepare as many of your meals and snacks ahead of time. Perhaps a few hours at the weekend can be used to cut up veggies, prepare sauces or cook meats. It’ll save you time during the week when you’re probably most busy and tired, and more likely to give in to poor food choices.
We’re realistic though, and we know any precious spare time you have - you’ll want to spend on activities you enjoy. If preparation becomes too time-consuming, you’re more likely to give up, fast. That’s why we’ve come up with some exciting Keto snacks that will keep your body energised on-the-go, without the hassle of baking away your weekend.
Get to know you, and discover nutritious recipes that will keep you satisfied.
We all have them; weaknesses or triggers that send us down the wrong path. Perhaps you simply can’t resist a snack with your favourite TV show, or tiredness makes you crave pasta. Whatever you struggle with, recognise your likely pitfalls and put alternative strategies in place. Need snacks with TV? Buy plenty of Keto-friendly delicious snacks that you can enjoy guilt-free, such as our tasty Crunch Puffs.
Crave carbs when you’re knackered? Keep a range of Keto-kind recipes on hand that you can whip up quickly to satisfy, such as these delicious Cherry Bakewell Fat Bombs.
You may give up on your new way of eating if you simply have no idea what meals and snacks you can eat! Whenever you try out a new way of living, it takes time to get into the flow - there’s a lot of learning on the way. Get clued up on the best foods to eat, and yummy ways to enjoy them. Diets do not have to be boring nor feel sacrificial. Take a look at these Keto Hazelnut Fudge Bites for some inspiration.
Our bars are made with carefully selected ingredients, such as almonds and coconut oils to ensure you get the right balance of healthy fats and protein for your digestion. Low in net carbs and developed to have minimal impact on blood sugar levels, over 10,000 people in the UK trust them as their go to keto snack.
Don’t make life harder for yourself by going solo. Serve yourself a healthy dollop of kindness with a splash of self-care.
Gather Your Tribe
Ask friends or family to support you with your weight loss. Choose people you can rely on to be encouraging and positive about your lifestyle change, but who will also be honest and keep you accountable. You need a tribe who will lift you up when you feel low, and keep you on track when you lose sight of your goals. A great support network can be the difference between failure and success.
Stress can completely derail attempts to move forward with our goals. We feel overwhelmed, a loss of control, and revert back to familiar coping strategies, such as comfort eating. This is your chance to find healthier ways to manage stress. Get back into swimming, knitting, or try out yoga; whatever eases the strain, give it a go. You’ll probably find you enjoy yourself and learn new talents along the way.
Support yourself by setting realistic limits. Following a Keto diet may seem daunting at first, as you learn new foods and ways to eat. If you pitch your standards too high and goals too great, you’ll set yourself up for disappointment and lose motivation. Instead, break your goals into achievable steps and begin with small changes. You’ll see steady progress and feel like you’re constantly improving upon yourself - inspiring you to persevere.
Always, always, look on the bright side.
Focus on Gains
Above all, make sure you have the right mindset as you attempt to make 2022 your year for successful weight loss. When you change your eating patterns and the types of foods you eat, it can feel like you’re missing out. A better way to approach your weight loss is to consider all the positives and what you’re gaining. You’ll be exploring new foods and learning healthier ways to cook. Discovering new flavours, connecting with like-minded people, increasing your energy and improving your health.
Go For It!
With the right information, good preparation, reliable support, and positive vibes, you’re all set to make 2022 your year for a breakthrough. It’s your year to feel and look better than ever before. You absolutely deserve it. Here’s to a successful, healthy and fun year ahead.