With 2019 getting into full flow, now is the time to make this your year to get slim. For many of us, getting our way to the body we want in a healthy and controlled way can be an ongoing struggle – and it can be hard, with so many options, to find a definitive set to work with and stay with.
Below are a few notes for getting into shape in 2019 and sticking with your plans.
Start with your food
The first step to slimming is to change how you think about food. Often, those of us who want to slim will dramatically switch to a new diet, be it vegan, nearly all-meat, low-carbohydrate, low-sugar, or one of dozens of other niche diets.
While many of these diets have huge potential to change our lives, a sudden change can confuse the body and make our instincts dig their heels in. As in most cases when we try with our conscious, rational mind to lead the body and subconscious mind with all its learned patterns, this can feel like herding cats.
However, while sudden dietary changes go against our ingrained habits and patterns, we can use this feedback loop to our advantage by adding small healthy eating patterns to our day one piece at a time, so subtly that we do not notice it.
For example, when you do your weekly shop, add the ingredients – and, at first, add just the vegetables you most like of the lot and get accustomed to eating a little salad with every meal.
Start by finding vegetables with minimal preparation time: cucumber, lettuce and tomatoes you can slice quickly, for example, or even small carrots which need no preparation. After a few weeks of this and ensuring it is always on your shopping list, it will be second nature to add them to every meal.
Give your body a shock with a well-supported fitness course
In 2019, there are many options for the discerning slimmer; gyms are more popular than ever as a place to get fit. However, for a lot of people, it can be hard to find the motivation to start not only going to the gym but also returning regularly, especially if you do not know people in a similar position who can go at the same time as you.
One solution to this is to find an experience with world-class trainers, nutritional food and advice ready on demand, and a short but intense period of time in which you meet a lot of people in the same position in an upbeat environment.
Providers such as Prestige Boot Camp focus on several routes to getting you on the path to slimming. Special fitness packages with time limits are offered, as are the ingredients and schedule necessary for you to have a world-class weight loss diet without needing to worry about preparation time.
That said, as you get the habits of salad with every meal established, this healthy eating will become second nature.
For the best results, find a company offering weekend retreats with professionals and other highly motivated participants. Remember that you are learning habits to take away and use in your normal life after the fitness boot camp, and you will be slimming in no time.