If you’re like me, setting a new goal or starting a new hobby or project absolutely requires new gear! Clothing, equipment, tools. You name it, I need it in order to feel like I’m totally set up for success. Having a weight loss goal is no different. Here are my recommendations for must-have Weight Loss Tools to get your mojo rolling into results that last forever!
We all have healthy and weight goals and you can meet your goals faster with the help of the best weight loss tools available.
Begin with these 3 weight loss tools to get started:
- Proper tape measure. That’s right. At NewStart we are big on measuring (versus weighing) yourself at the beginning of your journey. The lowly tape measure is one of our most used weight loss tools. Measure your chest, waist, hips, thighs, arms, neck. Most people see a change on the measuring tape, or in the fit of their jeans, long before it registers on the scale.
- Wellness Journal. Believe it or not a quick daily check-in via journal is a fantastic tool for the journey. Our favorite is by Fitlosophy. Space for your mind, nutrition, and movement. Two quick pages a day make this a spectacular weight loss tool for accountability to your thoughts and actions.
- Get yo’self a blender. My go-to is either the
BlendTecor the Magic Bullet if I need a grab and go. The Blend Tec is a weight loss tools that not only serves up a mean smoothie,but will make purees, soups, dips and all sorts of healthy foods. And the Magic Bullet is portable, packable, and has made it through airport security, no problem.
Portion control is a major focus when I work with clients on weight loss goals. These next few weight loss tools will help you manage portions and meal prep to keep you focused on your goals, feeling empowered and not deprived.
Weight Loss Tools To Manage Portions and Prep
- Smaller plates. Yep, I just wrote that. Studies have shown that the size of our dinner plates has grown over the decades. Oversized dinner plates make right-sized portions look puny. Spend a few dollars on right-sized plates to set you up for success at meal times!
- Portion Control Containers. These containers are awesome for your snacks and lunches on the go! Rarely will you be ill-prepared for the inevitable: the need to eat!
- Insulated water bottle. Hydration is one of the most important elements of a successful nutrition plan. We cannot overstate the significance of this weight loss tool. Buy a bottle you love and that will serve you well for a long time. My fave? Hydroflask. You can personalize it with stickers!
- Kitchen scale. No, I’m not asking you to weigh your food all day long. BUT this weight loss tool comes in handy if you really want to get your portion sizes
correct. And, this guy may also show you where you have room for a little treat or two in your meal plan for the day!
Kitchen Weight Loss Tools For The Win
- Grab a new fruit bowl. Unlimited fruits and veggies at the ready in a handy fruit bowl will set you up for success. I like the kind where I can hang a bunch of bananas keeping them fresh.
- How about some zoodles? A hand-held spiralizer can turn veggies into a great pasta substitute, or just put a new twist on an old favorite. Easy to use and clean, this weight loss tool is superfun to use.
- Keep steamed veggies handy for snacks, meal prep, lunch on the go! Max out the nutrition with steamed veggies using simple in-pot stainless steel steamer is easy to use.. No soggy overcooked veggies for you. Clearly, a ‘save the veggies’ kind of weight loss tool!
- Speaking of snacks. A microwave popcorn air popper is a weight loss tool that the whole family will love. Shake salt-free seasoning pm freshly popped goodness, check out some healthy combos here.
- How about a new chefs knife for all those fruits and veggies you’ll be eating? So often kitchen tasks are drudgery because our knives are dull! Take the time to shop around and find one that feels great in your hand. It can last a lifetime, just like the results you are working toward.
- Probiotic Supplement. Using probiotics to mend gut health is a powerful weight loss tool. Many people are unable to experience lasting results because their gut health hasn’t been considered in the overall process. My favorite is Simply Probiotic. It contains billions of good bacteria ready to do their healing magic on your belly. Our smallest, mightiest weightloss tool on the list! Use Coupon code BLOG for a special reader price on our favorite Simply Probiotic supplement.
Weight Loss Tools For Fitness
- Yoga mat. Maybe even two! One for home and one for your car. Because you just never know when you might be in the mood for 15 minutes of stretching! Allow yourself time in the day to get on the mat and stretch, strike a pose or do some work with the next weight loss tool listed!
- Resistance Bands. Fitness bands are one of the simplest ways to stay fit when the gym isn’t an option. Break them out when you’re watching TV and do some strengthening exercises for your shoulders hips, arms, legs, and glutes. Found in four different resistance levels resistance bands can help increase your flexibility, strength, and tone muscle without adding bulk.
- Fitness Tracker. Get one that will measure your steps,
heartrate, and other fitness details as well as your sleep! Sleep is often an underrated component of overall physical (and mental) wellness! Trackers are fun, often have a community component in an app or online format. Ultimately, it’s you against you.
- Meal Replacement Protein Powder. Recovery shakes are great after rigorous workouts. But I believe in
high qualitymeal replacement protein shakes every day. I have a meal replacement shake every day within 30 minutes of waking up. It supercharges my metabolism for the day. Portable, they are the ultimate easy to pack snack on the planet. Use Coupon code BLOG for a special reader price on our favorite Formula 1 Meal Replacement Shake.
The last two weight loss tools are all about people!
- Community. Accountability partners make it all that much easier and more fun! Consider yourself invited to join our Facebook community, NewStart Insiders. The place where we share tips, tricks, inspiration
andfun to help you on your journey!
- 1:1 Coaching. Of COURSE, I need to invite you to become a NewStart member! Weekly video lessons emailed to you focused on nutrition, healthy habits, recipes, tips and tricks,
self care, downloadable tools, personalized coaching and more. Join month-to-month or select a lifetime membership. Either way, you win. Personalized Coaching is the most powerful weight loss tool that we can offer you!
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