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How to Lose Weight: 7 Steps to Succeed on Your Weight Loss Journey

7 steps to lose weight

Normally, you’d have to burn 7,700 calories to lose 1 kg of fat, which might sound impossible. However, if you start your weight loss journey with small steps at a time, it might not be as difficult as it seems!

We’ve listed 7 easy steps that will help you succeed in your weight loss goals, from changes to your daily diet to implementing exercise into your routine – with this guide, it’s sure to help you lose weight fast!

7 Steps to Help You Lose Weight

1. Adjust Your Mindset

Mindset is such an important factor on any weight loss journey. Taking up mindfulness activities, such as meditation and positive affirmations, can help get you in the right headspace to achieve your goals.

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2. Banish Tempting Treats

If indulgent treats and unhealthy snacks aren’t there, you won’t be tempted to eat them. 

Blitz your cupboards and fridge of anything you think might prove too much of a temptation, and gift anything that you don’t want to friends, family or your local food bank.

 

3. Introduce Protein into Your Diet 

Aim to make protein a part of every meal to keep yourself feeling full. Eggs, dairy and poultry are all good sources of protein, but if you’re struggling to work enough into your diet or you follow a vegan lifestyle, you might want to try using one of the protein powders for weight loss from Garden of Life instead. 

 Available in a range of flavours including Vanilla, Chocolate, and Original, boost your protein intake and start your day with one of these protein powders. The range of Garden of Life Organic Fit Protein Powder is also formulated to help you stay full for a longer period, helping you stay on track with your weight management and weight loss goals.  

4.Try Meal Replacement Products 

If you’re looking to kickstart a healthy lifestyle change, look no further than OPTIFAST meal replacement products.  

The OPTIFAST meal replacement shakes, soups, bars and desserts are high in protein and scientifically designed to help you succeed on your weight loss journey. These meal replacement products contain 24 vitamins and minerals and an average of just 200 calories per serving. Use them as part of a total diet replacement plan, partial meal replacement or for intermittent fasting. 

You can get started on your OPTIFAST journey and discover how its range of meal replacement products can help you succeed along your weight loss journey here: 

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5. Keep Your Body Moving

All weight loss plans are built around the proven concept of reducing your calorie intake and moving your body more, so it’s important to increase your exercise levels to help support your weight loss journey. 

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Even by walking the dog, going for a swim or doing some yoga can all be good places to start – you don’t need to go straight in with the high-intensity workouts! If you’re new to workouts, check out our beginner guide to improve your fitness levels here:

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6. Start Meal Prepping

Being prepared is crucial as there will always be days when you’re too busy or tired to cook something healthy from scratch. Introducing batch–cooking to your routine makes it so easy – once made, all you need to do is heat it up and enjoy. Even when it comes to breakfast there are so many recipes you can try, like our chocolate overnight oats.

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If you’re pushed for time or simply don’t want to meal prep one evening, a protein shake with some water or plant-based milk is a super quick, filling option.

 

7. Be Kind to Yourself

Last but not least, remember to be kind to yourself. If you fall off track with your weight loss plan, don’t beat yourself up about it. It’s a better use of your energy to pick yourself up and get straight back on it with your next meal. None of us are perfect, so don’t be too harsh on yourself. Remind yourself of why you started this journey and keep your goal in sight.

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