Do you want to lose 7lbs before Valentine’s Day? “Valentine’s Day Weight Loss” is a popular topic this time of year. I can help you do this the easy way – no “Syns” or “points”, just calories! People tend to complicate weight loss. The more complicated it gets, the less likely you’ll stay consistent. Instead, I’ve stripped weight loss and having a healthy lifestyle back to its simplest terms. Count your calories, drink more water and walk. It’s that easy. If you really stick to this you can absolutely lose weight before Valentine’s day!
How to lose weight before Valentine’s Day:
1. Count your calories
Each of my members are assigned a calorie band. They have to stick within this calorie allowance each day. They can eat whatever they like, be it processed foods, treats, whatever. Of course, I do encourage homecooked and healthy balanced meals with the odd treat but the thing to remember, NOTHING is off plan on the WeightMatters plan. And nothing is off plan if you count your calories and don’t go over your allowance.
By planning your meals ahead (if possible) and counting your calories as you go, this will ensure you are not overeating and as a result, you will gradually start falling towards a healthier weight. Remember to make your weight loss sustainable, you want it to be gradual. Dropping a stone in a couple of days is not safe, nor is it a long-term solution. Instead get in the habit of tracking your food, making smart choices and leaving room for treats.
A lot of my members will lose anywhere from 2-4 lbs in their first week and I know you can see big changes too!
2 Drink Water – Valentine’s Day Weight Loss
Drinking enough water is a big part of the weight loss puzzle. How does drinking water help you lose weight? Can it really help with your Valentine’s Day Weight Loss?
So many reasons:
- Being dehydrated can lead you to feel hungry
- Drinking water can supress your appetite
- Drinking water before a meal can prevent you overeating
- Drinking water can stimulate your metabolism
- Your body needs water to burn fat
- Being hydrated increases energy, making you more inclined to do activity
Does that have you convinced? Between now and Valentine’s Day, try to drink at least 2l of water per day. Not only will the scales thank you, but your skin and body will too!
3. Walking for weight loss – how much weight can I lose before Valentine’s Day?
I regularly remind my members that they don’t have to do intense gym workouts to lose weight, and neither do you! Walking is a perfectly good way to burn extra calories and it’s also great for your mind (did you know that your mental health is closely linked to your weight?). You can burn 90 to 200 calories during a 30-minute walk depending on your pace. This is incredibly beneficial to those of us looking to lose a few pounds.
If you want to start a walking routine, check out my post below:
So I set you this Valentine’s Day Challenge:
My members and I are doing a February walking challenge. Now that we are well into the new year, the motivation can start to dwindle so setting yourself a challenge is a great way to keep yourself moving forward. I invite you to take part in the challenge with us. Simply fill out your details below to receive the challenge emails:
Valentine’s Day FAQs
Can I lose weight skipping dinner? What if I skip dinner to lose weight?
No. Skipping meals is not the path to take if you want to lose weight. When you skip a meal, your body goes into starvation mode and begins to slow your metabolism, making it more difficult to lose weight. Skipping meals also leads to overeating later in the day, resulting in more calories consumed than if you had eaten regular meals throughout the day.
How much weight can you lose in 25 days? – Valentine’s Day Weight Loss
The amount of weight you can lose in 25 days is determined by several factors, including your starting weight, diet, exercise routine, and overall health. In general, 2 pounds per week is considered a safe and sustainable rate of weight loss. However a lot of people will lose more in their first week as their new healthy lifestyle causes big changes. This means you could potentially lose 4-8 pounds in 25 days.
However, it’s important to remember that weight loss isn’t always linear, and there may be weeks when you don’t see much progress. It is also important to note that weight loss is not always measured by the number on the scale; progress can also be measured by body composition, size, or how you feel.
How many calories should I be eating to lose weight?
The amount of calories you should consume to lose weight is determined by your personal needs and goals. To lose weight, you must generally create a calorie deficit, which means eating fewer calories than your body burns.
It’s important that you do not restrict too much and that calorie restriction alone is not the solution; for better results, focus on a healthy and balanced diet rich in nutrient-dense foods, regular exercise, and adequate sleep. Crash diets and extreme calorie restriction can result in muscle loss, fatigue, and other health problems.
When you register for the WeightMatters Programme, you’ll recieve an email with your personlaised allowance.
How often should you train to lose weight?
Even I can’t deny that the more you move, the quicker you’ll lose weight. But remember to stick to health and safety guidelines. The HSE recommends 30 minutes 5 days a week, or 150 minutes per week. Getting a brisk 30-minute walk 5 days per week is very doable, especially if you split it into 2 x 15- minute walks 5 days per week.
About WeightMatters with Jenny
Meet Jenny, the founder of WeightMatters – an easy-to-implement weight loss programme that helps individuals achieve their weight loss goals in a healthy and sustainable way. Jenny has over 25 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. She’s passionate about helping people reach their health and fitness goals and has helped countless individuals transform their lives through her programme.
WeightMatters with Jenny offers a unique approach that combines healthy eating, regular walking and ongoing support and guidance. Jenny’s programme is tailored to each individual, taking into account their specific needs, goals, and preferences.
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