By Nancy Owais
As we approach the holiday season, it's tempting to put off our weight loss goals until the New Year with the "new year, new me" mindset. But how many times have we told ourselves that? Instead of ending up with extra pounds and regret on January 1st, here are some compelling reasons to start your weight loss journey now.
More Time for Success: Starting now gives you a head start on achieving your weight loss goals. Waiting until after the holidays may leave you feeling rushed and frustrated.
Resisting Temptation: It's easier to make healthier choices when you're not surrounded by holiday treats. Beginning now allows you to practice making better choices at upcoming holiday gatherings.
Mood and Energy Boost: The holiday rush can be exhausting, but losing weight can improve your mood and energy levels. Feeling better about yourself makes it easier to enjoy the holidays and the year ahead.
Build Healthy Habits: Starting now lets you establish healthy habits that can last a lifetime. You have the time and motivation to create a solid foundation before the holidays.
Avoid Holiday Weight Gain: Starting your weight loss journey now can help you avoid the extra pounds that often come with holiday gatherings, leaving you feeling better and your clothes a bit looser.
To get started, set realistic goals, aim for gradual progress (1-2 pounds per week), make small changes to your diet and exercise routine, and consider involving friends or family who share your goals. Their support can be invaluable as you navigate the holiday season and head into the new year.