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5 Tips on How to Lose Weight and Improve Your Health

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So let me start off by saying NOT everyone wants to lose weight and that’s okay. I’m about to give 5 great tips on how to lose weight and improve your health. These are a few tips you may not even know. If weight loss is one of your goals this year and you don’t know where to start, you’re not alone.

So let’s get started.  Shall we?

5 Tips on How to Lose Weight and Improve Your Health



They all guarantee instantaneous results or promise to make the pounds melt off without you having to change a thing. The reality is, losing weight in a safe, healthy, and effective way it just doesn’t work like that. Long term results require long term work. It doesn’t have to be difficult or drastic. That’s insane right there. Making small changed each day will reap huge results over time and those will be sustainable results and much better for your overall health. Yo-Yo diets and quick fixes can mess with your head and hormones causing you to see no results and get frustrated.



Make sure your expectations are realistic for you and your lifestyle. I always preach sanity to my clients. If it might make you go “crazy insane” don’t do it. I can tell you first hand that it not only messes with your mind, but it will also have you feeling defeated and that is NOT helping improve your health or even lose weight.




Seriously, if you are just wanting to lose weight to “fit” into something from high school you are missing the boat on it all. Getting clear about why you want to lose weight will provide you with the fuel to keep going when you hit a roadblock. Try approaching it from a standpoint of health and how it can improve your life for the long haul. I often ask my clients these questions:

Why do you want to be healthier?

What would that look like for you?

Why is that important to you?

How would you feel if you reached those goals?

How would that impact the people you love and those who love you?

When you can get clear on the answers to those questions and continue to remind yourself of why you are getting healthier, it’s much easier to stay on track with making healthy choices on a consistent basis. The weight loss will come as a side effect.


What works for one may not work for another. We are all different and you have to find what works for you. The key is to choose a dietary approach that fits easily into your lifestyle. I’m actually not a fan of the word “DIET” so I encourage trying to approach things in a more mindful aspect. Choosing whole foods that provide nourishment and taking things from a healthier eating aspect rather than the restriction of dieting. Focus on nourishing your body.




If losing weight is your goal, remember to be your own cheerleader. Practice self-care and be proud of yourself for building healthy habits. When you can love yourself where you are and learn to have patience as you are moving forward with your journey, you’ll notice things will fall into place easier.


Remember, weight loss requires lifestyle changes and ones that you can live with for the long haul. It requires work, adaptability, and a whole lot of patience. There’s so much that goes into it. I feel a  holistic approach is necessary for success, and I use it with my clients.  This approach is measured in how you feel, not what a scale says. It includes setting thoughtful goals, looking at your physical activity levels, adopting healthy eating habits, getting enough sleep, managing stress, and being aware that some factors may be outside your control, such as health issues or hormones. Not that those factors can’t be worked on and improved to help you on your journey but just know it’s not always about the numbers, weighing everything and working out until you are blue in the face.

At the end of the day, the underlying goal is to feel better—physically, mentally, emotionally, however you define it. That’s what you’re working toward..becoming the BEST you that you can be.



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Hey there, I'm Melanie. I help women DITCH THE DIET MENTALITY and reclaim their health through mindful eating, hormone balancing, stress management, and digestive healing.

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