When making your New Year’s resolution list, make weight loss your priority – that’s if you need to drop some kilograms!

The long holiday and festive season may have given you the ideal opportunity to indulge and overindulge in some delicious meals and treats. The sweet- and savoury foods were most probably high in calories and you may find yourself a little over your ideal weight. If so, be sure to add weight loss to your resolution list!

Do what it takes to keep to your resolution!

Start making changes to your lifestyle if you want to successfully accomplish that number one item on your resolution list. It will involve commitment, hard work and patience. But it is achievable!

Start with your diet

Begin by taking a closer look at your diet. Throw out the unhealthy and high calorie foods that are processed and highly refined. Buy fresh produce and lean cuts of meat so that you can benefit from the amazing nutrients that they contain. Similarly, take a break from the cookies, chocolates and cakes and have some fresh fruit or nuts in their place.

Keep moving!

Never underestimate the effect that movement has on your weight. Engaging in an exercise routine will help you to get those calories burning. The more intense the exercise is, the more calories you will burn. Similarly, you can burn more calories when you increase the duration of your workout.

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Consult a professional

Always consult a dietician if you require assistance in putting a meal plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

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