Welcome to the Year of New Beginnings: 2020
“Self-care is how you take your power back.”~ Lalah Delia
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
How was your 2019? Was it a successful year, a happy year and a year of growth or a stagnant and frustrating year? When you think back to the New Year’s Resolutions you made, do you feel as though you accomplished them? Or did the activities of your daily life and ingrained routines prevent you from achieving them? If you decided to reach for the stars and feel as though you came up short, you are definitely not alone. Did you know that, according to Forbes, only about 25% of Americans keep their New Year’s Resolutions for 30 days… and only 8% achieve the results they desired? Those statistics show that any New Year’s Resolution you make is almost sure to fail.
Even if most resolutions fail, however, you can still look at the New Year with a positive outlook on change. To improve your chances of making lasting change, however, it’s time to make goals instead of resolutions. It’s naturally hard to keep your focus on big resolutions long enough to form the habits that create them. The reason that most New Year’s Resolutions fail is that they are usually far too broad such as I want to “get in shape” or “eat healthier meals”. Goals, on the other hand, are specific and achievable when approached correctly.
Time to Replace Your New Year’s Resolutions with S.M.A.R.T. Goals
SMART is an acronym that stands for: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely. A SMART goal incorporates all of these criteria to help you focus on the right steps that will increase your changes of achieving the larger goal. To make a goal specific, we consider the five “W” questions:
- Who: who is involved in this goal
- What: What do I want to accomplish
- Where: Where is this goal to be achieved
- When: When do I want to achieve this goal?
- Why: Why do I want to achieve this goal?
Make 2020 the year in which you start thinking about weight loss and wellness in this way.
Diet Counseling Helps You Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals
If “losing weight” is one of your resolutions in 2020, seeing a Diet Counselor at LivLight Weight Loss can help you identify the goals to work on and the steps you need to take to reach your weight loss goal. Our professional coaches are trained to help you take that big desire, break it down into manageable goals and keep you accountable. The more specific you get when breaking down your goals, the more likely it is that you will accomplish them. For example, if your goal is to “eat healthier meals”, how are you going to eat healthier meals? Will you go to the grocery store more often, sign up for a food delivery service, ask your spouse or roommate to share cooking duties, take your pre-portioned lunch to work or learn how to batch cook? What steps, exactly, do you need to take so that the result is “eat healthier meals”?
Turning goals into action steps and action steps into habits is what you must do in order to be “eating healthier meals” six months from now. Personalized Diet Counseling at LivLight Weight Loss helps you form the habits that will eventually become the lifestyle change you want.
Personalized Coaching for Fast Weight Loss
Combining the science of medical weight loss programs with the right tools and support is, ultimately, what guarantees your long term weight loss success. But even with the best food plan and the best medical weight loss clinic, any weight loss journey can have its challenges. For this reason, consistency is key. Weekly weigh-ins and counseling sessions have been shown by many studies to be one of the most important things that the best weight loss centers and clinics do create accountability and to help you lose weight quickly and safely. Seeing a diet counselor on a regular basis means you will have the support you need on good days… and also on the not so good days… so that you are more likely to reach all your goals.
Fast weight loss with personalized coaching should include a food plan based on your metabolic rate and actionable steps that fit into your lifestyle, not a dream life. LivLight Weight Loss specializes in the personalization of food plans and goals, the use of prescription appetite suppressants, meal replacements and supplements that help protect you while you are on reduced calories and promote optimal health. We work within your budget, activity level and food preference. And, at LivLight Weight Loss, we offer modern therapies that assist in the fat burn process. During weekly counseling sessions, we provide nutritional advice, discuss your progress, make plans for the coming week, deliver Lipotropic injections and Vitamin B12 shots, Infrared Sauna Pod sessions for extra fat burn and BodyWrap Massage that aids in the movement of the lymphatic system which is very important while you are burning fat. This comprehensive approach ensures not only that you will lose weight quickly but also that your physical and emotional needs are met during your transformation.
Eating Healthy is the Best Weight Loss Plan
Your relationship with food is either one in which you are nurturing wellness or causing disease. When you make choices that nurture wellness, your relationship with food is one that you can feel good about, every day of the year.
The world we live in is filled with an abundance of foods that serve us and many foods that don’t, and we learn to choose those that serve us one step at a time, until we have formed the habit. Fast weight loss doesn’t automatically mean eating a low carb diet or the Keto Diet. It means eating in a way that your body has everything it needs without the extras it does not need. Those extras are what packs on those unwanted pounds. Eating to nurture ourselves – our bodies, minds and spirits – can be achieved one SMART goal at a time.
We are Ready to Help
Eating to nurture yourself doesn’t mean you won’t ever “fall off the wagon” and eat a cookie or have a cocktail. However, when you do, the chances of you getting things turned back around are much higher if you are working with a weight loss counselor than if you are trying by yourself, without professional support. Weight Loss Counseling helps you keep what happens along your weight loss journey in perspective.
Schedule your FREE Consultation at LivLight Weight Loss to talk with us about what you liked about last year and what accomplishments you want to build on. Then, tell us about your dreams for 2020. You’ll receive a free, private Metabolic Rate Evaluation and Body Composition, and time to talk about what has been going on with your weight. Then, we’ll make a professional recommendation on how to start turning your resolutions into an action plan that leads straight to your weight loss goal.