How to Actually Keep your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolutions

SHOW NOTES: Episode 29

Since this is the first episode of a brand new year, I thought it would be fun to dive into something on the forefront of most people’s minds…new year’s resolutions. 

Did you know that almost 50% of people who make resolutions on New Years want to lose weight? Making resolutions is easy, but keeping them is much harder. Typically 80% of new years resolutions fail within the first year with 20% of those being broken in January alone. So if you’ve made resolutions in the past only to break them within a few weeks…you are not alone. 

This is such a vicious and tiring cycle though, isn’t it? There is nothing new about a new year if you continue to repeat the same methods over and over and over again. Nothing changes if nothing changes. And you HAVE to be committed to change to begin to see results. 

In order to actually keep your resolution this year and for years to come to achieve lasting weight loss, we have to discuss some of the reasons that weight loss resolutions typically fail: 

  1. You aren’t planning: The plan doesn’t have to be hard – in fact, it shouldn’t be. It should be something simple and sustainable that you can stick to daily!
  2. You aren’t committed: Motivation is fleeting. Clearly define your “why” for doing this and find something that truly makes you committed to do the work. 
  3. You don’t have support: Without support, it’s hard to gain momentum and keep the consistency going to follow through. 
  4. You set unrealistic goals: When you set unrealistic goals, you set yourself up for failure and disappointment.
  5. You forget about grace: Everyone messes up. Don’t beat yourself up – just acknowledge the situation, evaluate it, and get right back on track. 

Now that you understand why failure is so common, let’s discuss how to actually keep your weight loss resolutions this year!

  1. You have to track: If you don’t track, you don’t have the data you need to evaluate to make the necessary changes.
  2. Make sure you are eating enough protein! You are doing your body a disservice, both healthwise and in how you want your body to look, by not eating enough protein. 
  3. Eat more fiber. Fiber helps keep you full and it helps keep your blood sugar balanced. 
  4. Limit added sugars. 
  5. Don’t be afraid of carbs. I did an entire podcast on why you shouldn’t be afraid of carbs, so if you haven’t already, please go back and listen to Episode 12: Carbs are not evil!
  6. Keep a journal: 99% of the time, the problem isn’t actually the food, and until you find the real root of the problem, the behavior will continue. 
  7. Hire a coach. And not just any coach, but a good coach. There is no one size fits all approach for everyone, and a good coach knows this. If you would like to explore what it would look like to work with a coach, I encourage you to watch my program video and fill out the application.

Thank you for tuning in! I’d love to hear how this episode resonated with you and what tips YOU are going to implement moving forward! I hope you enjoyed this episode. If so, please leave me a rating or review and connect with me on Instagram: @rachelmeigsking


  • Reasons that weight loss resolutions typically fail
  • Tangible ways to actually keep your weight loss resolutions this year


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Feed Yourself: Healthy Habits for the Mind, Body, & Soul is all about learning the key components of overall health based on Biblical principles. When most people think about getting in shape and becoming “healthy”, they immediately think about their physical health: losing weight, making exercise a priority, possessing flexibility and endurance, and remaining disease free. But Scripture makes it clear that physical wellness is not the only area that impacts health. In order to be TRULY healthy, we have to focus on four areas: spiritual health, emotional health, mental health, and physical health. 

This podcast dives deep into the tools and head knowledge you will need in order to create lasting results, but it also looks at the element that truly ties it all together – the heart knowledge that incorporates faith in God in this area of our lives and how to apply it when things get tough (and they will!).

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