3 Organizing Tips To Help You Lose Weight This Year
Healthy Weight Week is right around the corner: January 19th – 23rd. It’s a time to celebrate healthy, diet-free living habits that last a lifetime and prevent eating and weight problems. Implementing lasting systems and routines around diet and exercise doesn’t come naturally to everyone, that’s where getting organized can help.
Here are our 3 organizing tips to help you lose weight this year:
Set realistic and attainable goals. Who wouldn’t like to drop 20 pounds and have a 6-pack overnight? But we all know that’s not realistic. Creating a list of goals for losing weight and displaying them in your kitchen can help hold you accountable. Try printing or writing your list on decorative paper and have fun with it!
Organize your meals. When it comes to losing weight, most of us need to start with a change in diet. We’ve all experienced standing in front of the refrigerator, trying to decide what to eat when we’re hungry. It usually ends with picking something less healthy, more convenient, or comforting (let’s be honest – all of the above). Having a daily or weekly meal plan in place can help you stick to your goals. Check out our free Menu Planner to help get you on track. You can plan your meals for the upcoming week by writing in the food choices for each day and use the back of the printable to write down your grocery list. Make it fun by including your family members in the menu selection process too.
Plan ahead. Knowing what to buy at the grocery store and which aisles to avoid while shopping can help save time, money and calories. Remember: you don’t have to go down every aisle in the store. Try to stick with the edges of the store and you should be able to get everything you need for a well-balanced diet. Focus on fruits, vegetables, protein, whole grains, dairy and healthy snacks. Having these foods available in your kitchen will help you stick with your plan.
To have lasting results we have to change our thinking from “diet-mentality” (cheat days, points & calorie counting) to a lifestyle choice that’s sustainable.
Like we’ve said before, you don’t have to have a personal trainer in order to get in shape, but having someone to be accountable to can really help keep you on track. If you’d like additional support from The Little Details, please contact us. We would love to help you get healthy in the New Year by creating organizational systems around your kitchen, meals, and diet.