Get expert tips to lose weight from body transformation specialist and MMA nutrition coach, Tyler Minton.
With a no non-sense approach to weight loss, Tyler offers up practical advice to help you drop fat for a lean physique!
You’ve given up on your New Year’s resolution. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, the University of Scranton found that only 8% of people actually achieve their “new year, new you”. Maybe you didn’t give it all you got. Maybe you didn’t have a plan of action. Either way, it’s not too late to put a plan in place and recommit to your goals. If you gave up but are ready to give it your all once again, then use the following tips to lose weight!
1. Make it Tangible
You want to lose 30 pounds? Maybe that’s an ideal weight for you, but maybe it isn’t. If you’re more concerned with seeing hitting your final goal than you are the small achievements on the way, you’ll likely fail. Don’t focus on the weight you want to lose and instead focus on what you need to do in order to lose it. Focus on habits. These habits will ensure that you continue to make progress long after your goal is reached.
Tip: Make a list of everything you should omit from your diet and work towards eliminating them by the end of the week.
2. See It
Out of sight, out of mind. You need something to constantly remind you of your commitment that you can see every day. Make a vision board or set a reminder on your phone every morning. You need to be constantly reminded of your goal so that you can hold yourself accountable when given the choice of completing it or not.
Tip: Create a vision board containing photos and quotes that motivate you.
3. Believe in Yourself
As cliche as this sounds, self-belief is of paramount importance if you want to achieve your goal. Don’t set a resolution that you never thought you were capable of in the first place. Make a goal that you have full faith in your ability to achieve and never lose faith in yourself.
Tip: Write your goal using “I will” and post it somewhere. Any time you refer to your goal say, “I will” before naming it.
4. Get 1% Better
Every day do something, big or small that gets you closer towards your goal. If your goal is to get into the gym more, go every time your schedule allows. Some days you will PR. Some days you will stretch and recover. Just go. You are what you repeatedly do and not what you occasionally do. Focus on taking every small step you can towards your goal rather than looking for large, sudden changes.
Tip: Keep a daily journal of your progress. At the end of each day give yourself a 1 to 10 rating on your commitment to your goal.
5. Forgive Yourself
Slip ups will happen. You failed, but you’re not a failure. If you mess up, forget about it and get right back on track. If you let one mistake derail you from being better, did you ever truly want to improve?
Tip: Don’t schedule when you’re going to mess up, but instead let them happen when they’re unavoidable and get right back on track immediately.
6. Tell Others
Let others know your goal. You have to be careful with this as it’s inevitable an unhappy, out of shape in-law will tell you how hard it’s going to be and fill you with self-doubt. Find those friends who believe in you and tell them your goals. Separate yourself from the friends who work against you.
Tip: Tell 3 of your most supportive friends about your goal and what you plan on doing to get there.
7. Get Help
Asking for help can make a world of difference. If you have performance or body composition goals, hiring a nutrition coach can save you a lot of wasted time and energy and put you on the direct path to your goals. Every victory was preceded by a plan to win.
Putting It All Together
If you’re like most people you’ve already given up on your New Year’s Resolution. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Is your goal to be better at meal prep? Would you like to gain or lose weight? Be a better athlete? No matter what your goal, your chances of completion will greatly increase with the right course of action. If you really want what you’re after, take the above tips to lose weight into the rematch and win in 2021!