How to Get Back on Track with Your Weight Loss Plan

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There can be times when you fall off track with your weight loss plan, perhaps due to a holiday or taking a few days off to celebrate a special occasion or you have simply lost your motivation. However, this shouldn’t stop you from achieving your goals.

Check out these tips for getting back on track with your weight loss plan after taking a few days off:

1. Don’t Be Too Hard on Yourself

After taking some time off from your weight loss plan, it’s important to not beat yourself up about it. Almost all of us have gone off track from some type of plan, at one time or another. Also, it’s important to remember that reaching your weight loss goal is a journey, and journeys don’t always follow a straight line – there may be the occasional twist and turn.

Instead, focus on what you’re going to do from here on out to get back on track. Staying on plan is ultimately about being committed to your journey and picking yourself up when you fall.

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2. Reset Your Goals

If you’ve fallen off track because you’ve lost motivation, you may need to reassess your goals. Go back to the drawing board and break down your goals into smaller, more attainable milestones.

Here are a few ideas on how you can break down your goals:

  • Determine your long-term weight loss goal and divide it up into smaller, more attainable goals
  • Try one new type of exercise every month
  • Set mini challenges, such as by beating the number of reps you did the previous week
  • If your OPTIFAST plan includes conventional food meals, sample one new low-calorie recipe a week

3. Create a Meal Plan

Planning your meals in advance can help to keep you organised and less likely to stray from your diet plan. Make OPTIFAST meal replacement products the centre of your meal plan, mixing it up with Bars, Shakes, Soups and tasty Desserts.

Stock up on a variety of different flavours to keep yourself interested and motivated. Check out our tips for getting creative with your meal replacement products for even more variety:

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4. Drink Plenty of Water

It’s essential to drink plenty of water throughout the day for several reasons; firstly, to keep your body hydrated and secondly, it helps keep you healthy so you can reach your weight loss goals. What’s more, it helps you to avoid snacking between meals.

Try drinking a glass of water half an hour before your breakfast, lunch and dinner. This can help you feel full at your meals, making you less likely to overeat or snack in between meals.

Another reason to stay hydrated is that dehydration can make you feel tired and unmotivated, which could reverse all the progress you’ve achieved.

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Aim to drink at least 2 litres of water a day to help you stay hydrated, motivated, and focused on your goals.

5. Refresh Your Bedtime Routine

Getting into a good bedtime routine is key to help rejuvenate your body and keep you on track with your OPTIFAST plan.

Poor sleep has been associated with increasing appetite, which could make you more likely to reach for a quick fix energy boost that may be high in sugar and calories.

To improve your sleep and increase your chances of waking up the next day with the right mindset to smash your goals, we recommend these bedtime routine tips:

  • Meditation: Meditating can help to free your mind from any stressors of the day and help your body to settle down.
  • Avoid blue light: Avoid being on your phone or computer an hour before you go to sleep. The blue light from electronics can impact your melatonin production, leaving you feeling more awake.
  • Listen to nature sounds: Playing soothing nature sounds while you’re getting ready for bed can help your body and mind to calm down and relax.
  • Try a pillow spray with essential oils: Using a pillow spray with lavender and chamomile can help with relaxation before you go to sleep.

6. Create a Strong Support Network

Sometimes, when you’ve taken some time away from your diet, you need to surround yourself with a strong support system to get yourself back on track.

This could be anyone from a close friend to a family member, or even someone you’ve connected with on the OPTIFAST closed Facebook group. Whoever you choose, it’s important that you trust them and can manage them whenever you need a little extra support and motivation to keep you going and pushing ahead to achieve your long-term goals.

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