How to Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

Daily allowance of Vitamin ADive into the New Year with an action plan in place for your weight loss resolution.  So often we set our goals without putting a plan of action into place.  There is no better way to set yourself up for failure.  Take a moment, before January 1st, to put write down your 2012 weight loss goals and the steps you’ll take to reach them.

Following is a list of tips from our expert contributors that will give you a good place to start when formulating your plan of attack.

Use the Sense God Gave You

Your sense of smell can play a part in avoiding over-eating and weight gain. When taken care of and used properly, our bodies can be a well-oiled machine. Listen to your body by using the following sense-ible tips:

  • Smell your food before eating
  • Eat food that is hot
  • Chew your food slowly before swallowing
  • Pay attention to your eating – turn off the TV and other distractions

Dr. Alan Hirsch, M.D., Neurological Director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, and creator of the SENSA® Weight Loss System, SENSA®

4 Action Tips to Start Your Weight Loss Plan

1. Moderation

You don’t have to deprive yourself of any food if eaten in moderate amounts. It’s when you gorge on too much high fatty, high sugar foods that it can cause problems, moderation is the key to enjoying the foods you love without gaining additional weight.

2. Keep Active

Increase your activity levels to help jump-start your metabolism. Now is the time to be committed to your workouts as this will allow you to ride the waves of momentum you will find at the gym this time of year.

3. Quick Recovery

Even with the best of intentions you may falter occasionally, and if that happens the key is to get back on track as quickly as possible. Eat lighter the next day, do some exercise, plan some healthy meals in advance. Don’t say to yourself “it’s too hard in December, I’ll get back on track in January” or, worse still, give up completely and forget all you have learned and achieved.

4. Prioritize

There is one gift that you should give to yourself year ’round and that is the gift of good health and wellbeing…priceless.

Annette Sym, Author/Publisher/Keynote Speaker, Symply Too Good To Be True

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