It is January and you have decided to be healthier this year. Check out 7 helpful steps to lose weight in 2022.
Becoming healthier is the most common new year’s resolution and losing weight is perhaps a top priority, but not many people manage to do it. This is about to change with some easy steps to follow shared by Joanna Soh.
Joanna Soh has a YouTube channel with over 2.5 million subscribers. She is considered by many a leading wellness and fitness YouTube personality in Asia. Soh is a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach and women’s fitness specialist.
On her channel, she talks about nutrition, shares workouts and also likes to focus on women’s health. In a recent video, she talked about how to lose weight in 2022.
Check out Joanna Soh’s 7 helpful steps to lose weight in 2022.
How to Lose Weight in 2022 and Keep It Off
1. Start off easy
Focus on small achievable goals instead of going hardcore from day one and working out every day of the week.
Joanna Soh talks about incidental activities to stay active such as walking more, taking the stairs instead of the escalator, and standing up while in the office or while doing house chores.
2. Be realistic with your expectations
How to lose weight in 2022? It is not as simple as just setting goals or resolutions.
Before setting goals you need to understand your lifestyle and daily commitments. If you don’t have time to go to the gym every day, don’t set a goal to hit the gym every single day.
Setting unrealistic expectations will only set you to failure.
3. Forget about diet and eat mindfully
Ditch the idea of dieting because diet, in most people’s minds, usually means a restricted, short-term problem-solver. What most of us don’t realise is that it is probably unsustainable.
Start eating healthy instead of depriving yourself of certain foods. You can read more about it here.
4. Reorganise your pantry
Removing processed and junk food from your home will help you eat healthier food as it will be the only option to cook at home.
5. It’s not just about the numbers on the scale
Don’t’ be obsessed with scaling yourself every day and about the number that you see.
There is a possibility that you lose fat, but increase muscle mass and the numbers on the scale will simply not tell you that. Pay attention to what you see and how you feel rather than only focusing on what the scale tells you.
6. Be part of a community
Having a support system will motivate you to continue when things get tough. “It can be a workout partner, a family member who cheers you on, or even a personal trainer,” Soh explains.
7. Be patient and trust the process
Allow your body to adapt and work towards your goal every day. There will be ups and downs, but trust the process and you will see results.
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