Find the real reason you want to lose weight
If the only reason you are trying to lose weight is to see a smaller number on the scale, you are setting yourself up for failure. There needs to be a deeper reason.
Whether it is looking good in that stylish bikini you bought on your last holiday, having more energy to play games with your kids, or simply to maximize your overall health for the long run.
Find your motivation and hang on to it.
Set achievable weight loss goals
Setting an ambitious weight loss goal is great but sometimes it may seem so out of reach that it makes you feel even less motivated to stick to your plan.
Set yourself monthly, weekly, and even daily goals for weight loss and healthier eating. Know what you can achieve in a set period of time and work towards that. Reach your short-term goals one-by-one and before you know it you will have reached your long-term goal.
Spring clean your pantry
While you are busy with spring cleaning the house, take it as a chance to do the same with your pantry and kitchen. Donate your high-calorie, sugar-packed foods to local feeding programs and reduce the temptations within arm’s reach.
Stock your shelves with healthy options and everything you need in order to reach your weight loss goals.
A big bowl of fruit on the counter
Having fruit on the table or counter reminds you to eat your daily portions of fruit. It also makes it easier to reach for a healthy option when a craving hits.
Get enough sleep
Not getting enough quality sleep at night can cause you to gain kilograms fast. The best way to make sure you get enough sleep is to get into a routine of going to bed at the same time every night and getting up at the same time each morning.
Veggies are your best friend
Veggies are full of good things! Fiber, vitamins and nutrients – eat well, eat often. Keep close by as a low-calorie snack option.
Farmer’s markets and slow markets are becoming increasingly popular and the fresh produce on offer is generally much healthier than what you’ll find on supermarket shelves.
Take an outing to gather up fresh and organic produce that is preservative free and tastes better than their processed equivalents. Find your closest market and support your local farmers while eating yourself healthy.
Shake it off
For most people life is getting increasingly fast paced. We don’t always have time to plan and prepare healthy meals, all too often resorting to ‘fast’, easy, unhealthy alternatives.
For those who don’t have the time or energy to go full blast on fresh produce, a lifesaver can be a healthy meal replacement shake. You can consume your shake on the go and without too much planning.
You need to choose wisely: There are a lot of shakes on the market and getting through all the marketing messages and exciting slogans can be a daunting task. Take the time to go through the ingredients list and find one that doesn’t replace your meal with chemicals and sugars. These can do your health more harm than good.
The Manna Shakes are definitely the healthiest shakes on the market, because they contain 100% organic and natural ingredients only.
Go low on your calories
No matter what diet you follow, a key element will always be calories in vs calories out. If you consume fewer calories than you burn each day, you will lose weight.
Download our free Manna Low Calorie meal plans and start shedding your winter weight now.
Make exercise fun
If you don’t want to wake up at 4 o’clock in the morning to hit the gym, then don’t. .
There are so many ways to get exercise without it even feeling like exercise. You can go for a walk along the beach, take a hike, go swimming or take the family out for a fun bike ride in the park.
It is always better when you exercise with friends or family, as you can keep each other motivated, hold each other accountable and keep each other company.