New Year, New You: How to Jumpstart Fat Loss

Jan 10, 2024
New Year, New You: How to Jumpstart Fat Loss
Want to get fit for the New Year? Jumpstart your fat loss program with a clear assessment and plan. A laser treatment like TightSculpting can accelerate the metabolism of your fat cells. 

Weight loss is at the top of New Year’s Resolutions for millions of Americans. You can blame the extra pounds on the middle-aged metabolism. Or, maybe you’ve put exercise on the back burner for too long. 

Of course, getting a quick win can help build momentum. At Brilliant Beauty in San Pedro, California, our medical aestheticians can support your weight loss goals through IV therapies and an accelerated metabolism without surgery.

5 ways to jumpstart your fat loss program

Many people make the mistake of overestimating what they can accomplish in a short time frame. They decide to make radical changes in their diets and exercise program, but two weeks in, they start skipping their exercise and back sliding from healthy eating.

This is normal. Radical changes are tough to sustain. Instead, a smarter and more sustainable way to jumpstart your weight loss program is to recognize you’re making significant lifestyle adjustments. Make a realistic plan, and don’t be too tough on yourself.

1- Assess Your Lifestyle

What are your current habits? What time do you eat meals, and what do you eat? What does your exercise routine look like? How are you sleeping? What are your stress levels?

How much time do you have to allocate toward meal prep and exercise? How comfortable are you with cutting a nightly chip habit out of your life and choosing baby carrots instead? 

Small changes add up. 

2- Identify your goals 

How much weight do you want to lose? By when do you want to lose it? Some people want to drop 10 or 15 pounds for an upcoming event. Others face health challenges and need to lose 40 pounds or more for their overall health and well-being. 

Doctors say one to two pounds a week is a healthy goal for weight loss. With that in mind, losing 10 pounds could take 10 weeks. Now, you can map out a nutrition and exercise plan for a specific amount of time and monitor your progress

3- Eat nutritious foods 

Eat whole foods like lean protein, healthy fats, fiber, and fruits and vegetables. These foods are nutrient-dense and will fill you up without filling you out. Additionally, you’re bound to cut out empty calories by reducing processed foods. 

4- Exercise 

Move your body. Whether you get a neighborhood walking buddy and commit to walks three to four times a week or schedule a personal trainer to help you learn how to use the weight machines at the gym, exercise is essential in any weight loss effort. 

You can even find creative ways to incorporate more movement in your day, such as a quick solo dance party in between meetings or using a stand-up desk for part of your workday. 

5- Manage stress 

Getting good quality sleep and reducing your stress levels go a long way for your mental health. When your mental health is good, you make better choices for your health. It’s easier to reach for the celery or the glass of water instead of sugar-laden soda. 

Breathwork, yoga, and meditation can improve your stress levels and your sleep quality. 

6- Reward yourself 

You can pamper yourself with regular facials. Facials help your skin glow because they’re so clean, and the dead skin cells are gone.

Plus, you can try a skin-tightening treatment like TightSculpting™ This laser procedure accelerates your metabolism and tightens your skin. 

Expert advice 

You can jumpstart your fat loss efforts by assessing your current lifestyle. A fat loss treatment like TightSculpting™ can speed up the metabolism of your fat cells. Then, create new healthy habits, such as going for a walk instead of lounging on the couch in the evenings. 

At Brilliant Beauty in San Pedro, California, we offer TightSculpting™, IV treatments, facials, and more to bring out your inner beauty. You can book your appointment online here.