Go ahead! Resolve to lose weight. Even if you’ve made that goal before—and didn’t capitalize on it—this time really can be different. You really can lose weight the healthy way. With some smart planning and real motivation, this is one goal you can stick to.
There’s plenty of good advice out there on losing weight. But when it comes to losing weight the healthy way, you need help filling in the holes of your previous attempts with some smart planning and the right supplements. And while you may have heard—or tried—options out there like keto, intermittent fasting, calorie-reduction diets, or any number of fad diets and programs, you may not have considered that what you need is behavioral change and products to support those changes as opposed to diet gimmicks.
Melaleuca: The Wellness Company® is a nature-focused health and wellness company located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. This consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturer and distributor produces over 400 exclusive products. These Melaleuca products span the categories of health, over-the-counter drugs, personal care, luxury skin care and cosmetics, and home care products that are better for your health and safer for your home. Built on the mission statement: “To enhance the lives of those we touch by helping people reach their goals,” Melaleuca works to find solutions that aid their customers.
The experts at Melaleuca: The Wellness Company, including R3 Weight Loss Program Director Susan Torborg, are pros when it comes to goal setting, whatever your endeavor. And when combined with exercise and a healthy diet, Melaleuca products help promote a healthy weight and body composition.
Highlighted in this article about weight loss goals are recommended Melaleuca products that support these behaviors, making your goals easier to achieve. Melaleuca products may be a companion as you begin your weight loss journey.
Six tips for succeeding at your weight loss goals
1. Start with your “why.”
Did you know that willpower is a limited resource? Eventually willpower burns out. But when you are powered by purpose instead of sheer grit, you stick to your goals.
Defining your “why” is the foundation of effective weight loss. Think about why you want to lose weight. What’s really driving you to make those changes to your lifestyle and health? Write it down. Display it somewhere you’ll see it often. Your “why” will motivate you to keep working toward your weight loss goal day after day, week after week.
As Susan Torborg explains, “Your heartfelt why, the vision of your future self and knowing how incredible you’ll feel will get you out of bed in the morning!”
2. Break your goal into manageable steps.
It may feel discouraging to imagine, for example, losing 30 pounds by the end of the year—but how about losing half a pound a week? That’s already more doable. And by the end of the year, by achieving all those easier weeklong goals, you’ll naturally achieve your yearlong goal.
But don’t stop your planning there. Healthy weight loss also takes a smart daily plan. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does have to deliver daily results.
Melaleuca’s R3 Weight Loss Program, which has helped tens of thousands of participants lose weight while enjoying foods they love without counting calories, weighing food or keeping a journal! Success is found through healthy nutrition, supplementation, exercise and accountability. Participants learn which foods help their body shift from fat-storing mode to fat-burning mode.
3. Know your numbers.
Consider completing a self-assessment that includes your weight, body mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and waist measurements so you can track them. If possible, also track your daily sleep and body fat percentage. These measurements will provide a great baseline for measuring your progress in the coming weeks—a vital part of knowing that you’re succeeding.
Knowing your numbers will also help you make a smart plan if you plan to track your energy expenditure, macros or calories. If you’re just getting started, fine-tuning like this is not necessary. Forming the right habits is more valuable than mathematical gymnastics.
4. Get set right now.
Do the research you need in order to make the right decisions down the road. Find proven resources on healthy weight loss. The American Heart Association, Women’s Health magazine, and WebMD are great places to start.
As soon as you can, order the products you want to use, set up your gym membership if needed, and get your accountability partner on board and up to speed. Above all, write down your goals and your plan to achieve them. Once it’s time to get moving, having the preliminaries in place makes it much easier for you to stay on track and make consistent progress.
Melaleuca recommends replacing one or two snacks a day with Attain® CraveBlocker® Bars or Shakes or GC Control™ to maintain healthy blood sugar levels throughout the day. Drink one serving of FiberWise® before dinner to sweep excess cholesterol from the body and feel fuller. And eat an Access® Bar before exercising to switch on your body’s ability to burn fat.
5. Get Active.
Each week, adults need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity and 2 days of muscle-strengthening activity, according to the current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans from Health.gov. We know 150 minutes of physical activity each week sounds like a lot, but you don’t have to do it all at once.
Selecting an enjoyable activity, slowly building up your endurance, and scheduling a workout time on your calendar are proven tips for incorporating more physical activity into your day.
And with today’s technology, getting active may not even require you to leave your home. Two years ago, in response to worldwide gym closures, Melaleuca founder Frank VanderSloot launched TEAM MELALEUCA, an indoor rowing team featuring the Concept2® rower.
When Frank decided to offer TEAM MELALEUCA to his customers, he knew that many had never used a rower before, nor did they have access to a machine. But intent on providing an option for a total-body workout that would allow participants to make steady progress with a team of accountability partners, Frank devised a plan to offer an incredible opportunity to customers stuck at home.
Membership in TEAM MELALEUCA came complete with interest-free financing options for the cost of the rower as well as professional rower training and a virtual support group through social media. Within 14 months, TEAM MELALEUCA had become the world’s largest indoor rowing club, having completed 200 million meters as a team.
Find the movement that suits your body and make the commitment to show up for yourself.
6. Stay accountable.
Great goals fail all the time if there is no accountability in place. What’s the best way to stay accountable? Find a reliable accountability partner. Whether it’s your spouse, your colleague or a close friend, share your goal and your plans with them and ask them to hold you accountable regularly for your activities. Better yet, invite them to join you!
Avoid the pitfalls
Setting yourself up for success with these six tips will certainly help you achieve your goal, but there is still room for error when it comes to the following potential pitfalls.
Pitfall 1: Celebrating victory before you start
Basking in congratulations just for setting a worthy goal can shift you out of drive and into neutral. Ask for encouragement and support instead. Save the back-patting for when you’ve made progress toward your goal.
Pitfall 2: Not writing it down
There’s something about writing down your goal, your “why” and your plan. It forces you to find a way to start everything clearly and succinctly. Once written, your “contract” is there, unchanged, every time you read it. No waffling. No excuses.
Pitfall 3: All-or-nothing mentality
Life gets in the way. It’s perfectly fine to hit the target and miss the bull’s-eye. Even if circumstances seem to be pushing you backward, remember that you’re only defeated when you stop trying. Remember, 60% is still a passing grade.
Support your efforts with high-quality Melaleuca supplements
Peak Performance Pack
Build the right foundation of healthy weight management with daily nutrition powered by Oligo®. While weight loss is concerned with macronutrients like protein, carbs and fat, health is concerned with micronutrients like vitamins and minerals.
The quality and quantity of protein you get daily matters when it comes to reaching your health goals. Protein shakes can provide high amounts of lean protein without derailing your health plans with excessive calories and fat. ProFlex20 delivers 20 grams of protein in the form of whey protein concentrate and calcium caseinate; it’s ideal for those looking to maintain muscle mass, strength and energy through a lean, delicious protein source.
For those serious about increasing muscle mass and losing weight, Vitality Elevate Protein is specially formulated with 30 grams of protein from three sources—whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate and micellar casein—and features 6.8 grams of BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids) to support muscle growth and repair as you work towards a lean, toned figure.
GC Control and Attain CraveBlocker
Replace one or two snacks with GC Control or Attain CraveBlocker Bars or Shakes. Both are scientifically formulated to help you stay in control of cravings.
Your body is programmed to store fat. It’s a survival instinct. When you exercise, a natural fat guard called adenosine is released. Adenosine slows fat burning. It saps energy. And it reduces muscle power. Access Bars and Shakes blocks adenosine, giving you advanced fat-conversion technology for enhanced workouts and reduced body fat.
A diet rich in fiber helps you feel fuller longer, reducing overeating, which in turn helps prevent weight gain and makes it easier to shed excess pounds. Melaleuca’s FiberWise contains seven sources of fiber and includes both soluble and insoluble fiber, which play important roles in maintaining optimal health. FiberWise also contain a proprietary blend of soothing herbs, antioxidants and probiotics to make it a truly one-of-a-kind health supplement.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.