8 tips for successful winter slimming

tips for successful winter slimming

Want to stay on track during winter? Here’s my 8 tips for successful winter slimming.

Decide what you want to achieve, then get clear about the things you will need to do each day to get you closer to your goals. Make sure your goals are S.M.A.R.T – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time bound.

The best way to ensure you reach your goals is to plan ahead. Write a menu plan each week and use this to write your shopping list. Being proactive puts you in control and ensures that you only have healthy food choices on hand for each meal. There’s a 14 day weight loss menu plan in my Winter Warmer eBook.

It kick-starts your metabolism and helps you burn fat which is ideal on a weight loss plan. If you don’t have time for breakfast then I recommend my Premium Breakfast Shakes

Know your portion sizes. It’s very easy to over-serve. Adding a little extra here and there can really add up on the scales by the end of winter.

If it’s not in your pantry or fridge you can’t eat it, so be sure to include healthy snacks into your weekly plan. If you know there is a time when you always reach for a biscuit or sweet treat, plan something you can have instead.

It’s very tempting to use food to warm your soul in winter. Food is just food – it’s not going to solve your problems and you’ll end up feeling worse from the guilt of over-indulging.

Your body needs to keep active even if it is cold outside, no excuses – exercise all year round. If it is raining then play music and do a workout at home, hire a walking machine or join a gym. Exercise can also help with the winter blues by releasing those feel-good endorphins and getting some fresh air into your lungs. To stay motivated, write your exercise times into your diary and have your workout clothes ready to go.

Often people can get very dehydrated in the colder months as they drink less water and more coffee and tea, which dehydrates you. I know it is a bit more of a challenge to get 8 glasses of water each day (this is the recommended amount you should aim for) but you need to keep hydrated all year round. The best way to get your 8 glasses in is to plan them throughout your day. For example, one before breakfast, one with breakfast, one with lunch etc.

Excerpt taken from my Winter Warmer eBook, click here to find out more.

2 thoughts on “8 tips for successful winter slimming

  1. Hi There, u want to say thank you so much for your story about stopping & deciding DO something about your weight. So I DID & made the same choice October 2016 – from then to 5th July 2017 I’ve lost 21kg; and have gone friend m size 22 to size 16 as of 5 July 2017. A lot of people & resources have deposited & invested into my HEALTHY LIVING – you are ONE of these. So, I want to stop TODAY & say thank you for your contribution to my weight loss!! With respect ~ Alofa Smith

    1. Hi Alofa, Thanks so much for stopping by to share your story, you’ve made my day 🙂 21 kilos is a fabulous loss and I bet you feel so much better not carrying around all that extra weight! I like that you are acknowledging those who have helped get you to this weight but the real hero in this story is you… You should be very proud of what you have achieved. Keep in touch and let me know if there’s anything I can help with. Cheers Annette 🙂

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