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Weight Loss Guide: Make Your New Years’ Resolutions Work!

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Mariia Roza
Written by Mariia Roza
Mariia Roza

Written by Mariia Roza

Mariia Roza is a weight loss and fitness writer at Unimeal. She is an expert in nutrition, wellness, longevity, and sports.

on November 24, 2021
Dr. Olena Avdiievska, MD, RDN
Medically reviewed by Dr. Olena Avdiievska, MD, RDN
Dr. Olena Avdiievska, MD, RDN

Medically reviewed by Dr. Olena Avdiievska, MD, RDN

Dr. Olena Avdiievska is a nutritional and medical expert at Unimeal. She is an MD and RDN in Dietology and nutrition and a university professor with 76 scientific publications. 

Unimeal provides articles with trustworthy and experts-proved information. Our health content is reviewed by professional nutritionists and trainers to extract for users the most verified and medically checked data.

Is this your first attempt to get into shape? Or does the “Lose weight” goal migrates from one wish list to another, and now you’re writing it down again in your 2022’s resolutions? It doesn’t matter. Because in either case, this time you will succeed!

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We have gathered all the working strategies in one place. Read our short guide that consists of five articles and learn how to make your New Years’ Resolutions Work! This time, you will succeed!

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How to set goals the right way?

Setting goals the right way is one of the vital parts of their achievement. It is not only about keeping them specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely, as the SMART approach says. Setting weight loss goals is also about your reasoning and motivation.

Answer yourself why do you want to lose weight? If the only reason why you’re doing this is to pat your ego, you might find sticking to the diet and going to the gym quite challenging. 

Think of other reasons you need to drop excess pounds—like, being healthier, becoming a good example for your kids, or competing better in sports. Losing weight can be challenging, so the more reasons you have, the better.

Setting New Year's Resolutions is a true art
Setting New Year's Resolutions is a true art

How to make your New Year resolutions work?

Another essential part of achieving your goal is how you start approaching it. The thing is, weight loss is an extensive goal. It takes you a lot of commitment to count calories or control your portions, stay consistent through weekends, go to the gym several times a week, and walk more throughout the day. If you start following all these great habits all at once, you might collapse very soon.

The thing is, at the beginning of any great habit is willpower. And your willpower is a limited resource. If you start changing your life all at once, you will most probably break off before you achieve your goal.

What’s the right way to achieve your dream weight, then?

Take one step at a time. Work on one habit first. Make it a part of your routine. And then, when it doesn’t take too much of your willpower, proceed with other habits.

Minimize your sugary snacks and start controlling your portions. When you’re okay with that, add more vegetables and lean protein sources to your meals. Feeling good? Try following a well-balanced meal plan, or try one of our top-rated diets for faster weight loss.

Start with taking more steps a day. When you feel that you don’t have to push yourself anymore, try to add some sports. Now, when you’re a bit stronger and love physical activity, think of building some muscles.

Think of weight loss as a marathon and not a sprint
Think of weight loss as a marathon and not a sprint

Think of weight loss and weight maintenance as the marathon. When running a marathon, you don’t speed up from the start! Don’t rush, and you will get to your dream body and maintain it in 2022 and during all the years that will come.

To help you with this challenging task, we’ve written five articles in our special New Year’s series. Use them as a complete toolkit that will get you to the body of your dream. 

Best Weight Loss Diets 2021 by Unimeal Experts

In this chart, you will find a list of diets we have described in 2021. Every diet has a subjective score of its efficiency for weight loss, restrictiveness, sustainability, affordability, and health benefits. 

People who say that losing weight is hard, have just chosen the diet that doesn’t work for them. Don’t repeat their mistake: Analyze our list of diets and pick the one that will fit your lifestyle!

How to Lose Weight without Exercises?

Weight loss is about decreasing your calorie intake or increasing your calorie expenditure. You can work on both parts of this equation or concentrate just on one of them. 

Here are twenty-four tips that will help you to lose weight without exercise. Make tiny changes to your daily life and get ready to see great results!

Female Weight Loss Workout Plan for Beginners

Don’t want to cut your calories too much but still want to boost your weight loss? You can do that by adding some exercises to your daily routine. 

Don’t know where to start? We’ve composed a workout plan for beginners so you can start exercising right away, even if you’re a total newbie.

Weight Loss Workout Plan for Men

Your ultimate goal for 2022 is not just to lose weight but to get shredded? In that case, you will need a workout plan to boost your performance. Get into the best shape of your life thanks to split workouts and other exercises we’ve gathered for you with Unimeal personal trainers.

Meal Plan for Weight Loss by Unimeal Dietitians

Have a look at a meal plan composed by our dietitians. Use it to discover new tasty, well-balanced, low-calorie meals. Try out our detailed recipes, and don’t worry about calories and macros: We’ve counted them for you.

Motivation, balanced diet, and exercises are all important for building a healthy body
Motivation, balanced diet, and exercises are all important for building a healthy body

If you got hungry for more knowledge, try out other articles we’ve written about nutrition and weight loss:

How to Lose Weight Fast Naturally? Working Strategies to Boost Your Fat Loss

How to Lose Weight Without Counting Calories: The Healthy Plate and the Hand Rule

How to Lose 20 Pounds: A Step-by-Step Guide

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