If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to lose weight, you’re in luck. There is an easier way to do just that. The first is to develop the mindset that you need to succeed. Instead of seeing setbacks as a reason to give up, you soldier on with confidence knowing that everything you’re doing today will one day help you in the future.

You see, there is no timeline for getting healthy. It’s something that you should want to do for yourself. The minute that it stops feeling like a chore, the easier it gets. It feels more like a part of your normal routine which means you’ll have a greater chance of making the habits stick for good.

Here are some ways to set yourself up for weight loss success in the upcoming year:

  1. Invest in yourself. It’s time that you fully invested in yourself, your health, and your mental well-being. After all, you deserve it! Instead of scrimping on the things that you need to be successful, make yourself a priority. Buy the foods that you need to aid your weight loss journey, spend money on the gym membership you never thought you could afford, and take time out of each day for yourself to work on your weight loss goals by prepping food, taking a walk or even saying positive affirmations to yourself.
  2. Plan ahead for mealtimes. You’ve got to eat regularly to survive. The food choices that you make can help aid your weight loss success or hinder it. The old way of eating didn’t get you where you wanted to go. Now that you’ve adopted a new lifestyle, you’ll want to plan for it accordingly. Make your work lunches in advance by investing in plastic containers where you can portion things out accordingly. Buy single-serving snacks and beverages that allow you to clearly count calories and grams of protein. Eat before going out with friends so you don’t indulge in eating the wrong foods.
  3. Make a commitment to keep going no matter what. Obstacles are inevitable. That doesn’t mean that you should give up if you’re not seeing immediate progress. Pick back up where you left off. This is a lifestyle change, not a diet.
  4. Reward your achievements with incentives that don’t involve food. When you reach one of your goals, give yourself a reward of a new haircut, running shoes, a massage, a journal to write your thoughts in or even a weekend getaway. It will give you a bigger incentive to lose weight when you know that there is something wonderful waiting for you when you do.

You have the power to make real changes in your life starting today. Your future self will thank you for all the time and effort you invested in yourself. Make one small change in your habits immediately and continue to build momentum until you’ve reached all of your weight loss goals. With ProteinWise, you’ll never run out of delicious options that meet your specific dietary needs. Even more awesome is the fact that you can order our products from anywhere in the United States with ease.