As we head into March, people start dropping off the wagon, and falling back into bad habits.

A combination of fading enthusiasm, cold weather and lack of nutritional advice leads to people throwing in the towel at this time of year.

At RWF we can’t do anything about the weather, but we can sort out that training and nutrition advice.

Here’s 5 things you should consider when thinking about losing weight:

  1. Monitor your calorie intake. Diets work by ensuring you eat a little less than you burn off. Without knowing what you consume, your weight loss will be unpredictable.
  2. Increase your basic activity levels. Wear a FitBit or other pedometer and try to double your daily ‘step count’. Aiming at a minimum of 8,000 steps a day is a great start.
  3. Cut back on empty calories from liquids (like fizzy drinks and alcohol).
  4. Free up a couple of hours a week for some energetic activity, such as a gym session, sport you enjoy or a bike ride – anything that gets a sweat on!
  5. Buddy up with a friend or family member with similar goals – not only will it make the process less lonely, but it’ll give you both accountability when the going gets tough. We’d always recommend running your plans past a professional, such as one of the trainers at RWF, because there’s so much conflicting advice out there. We offer a free hour to anyone to discuss their goals. So get in touch for some one on one help!