Is Your Healthy New Year’s Resolution Stopping You From Losing Weight?

Annie Korn-Morris | 20th January 2018

Almost half of Brits will have started the new year with all intentions of losing weight.

However before the year has really begun, many of us will have given up on this resolution already.

According to Adam Cox, a hypnotherapist, starting the year with a ‘new year, new me’ attitude is often detrimental to actually achieving those goals. But why? Well, it all comes down to the pressure and guilt it can cause.

When you start the new year with broad and unattainable resolutions, it can feel truly terrible when you slip up, often leading us to give up all together. After all, you can always start again next year?!

This is a vicious cycle that many of us are used to, whether your resolution is about losing weight or gaining a new hobby. So, why not take this as a sign to put a stop to the usual, and try something different.

Adam Cox suggests that rather than having a traditional new year’s resolution, we should instead set ourselves realistic goals. For example, rather than deciding you simply want to lose weight, how about setting a clearer goal of getting down to a certain body fat percentage, or you could set a goal of being able to jog for so many minutes by the end of the year.

Measuring body fat percentage or having fitness goals are a great way of measuring health.

These kinds of goals can be healthier emotionally, mentally and physically, as well as a lot more easy to reach. After all, the number on the scale isn’t always reliable but how you feel in yourself is something you can count on. Below are some of Adam’s top tips for achieving your goals:

  • Ditch badly-defined, impossible to achieve resolutions and set clear goals instead.
  • Make your goals achievable, whilst still being motivating and inspiring.
  • If your goal is to lose weight, it is healthier to focus on body fat percentage.
  • Come up with a clear strategy to reach your goals such as; going to the gym for 30 minutes three times a week, or cutting out fizzy drinks.
  • Remember that each day is a fresh start, if you slip up one day, it isn’t the end of the world!

If you are keen to embark on a new healthy lifestyle, it is key to take it one step at a time, as well. Taking small and simple steps towards your goals can make what may seem like a scary journey, way more manageable.

Alternatively, if you want to find out more about Adam Cox’s work and how he may be able to help you, click here, where you can take a free eligibility test and find out whether his unique methods could help you reach your goals.