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Key Actions to lose 10 kgs by Christmas

How to lose 10kgs by Christmas

tips for weight loss Aug 04, 2023

Can you believe there are only 20 weeks to go until Christmas?  This is a great time to stop and think about where you want to be at the end of the year.  How do you want to feel?  There's one thing we know for sure:  The end of the year will be here before we know it!

Imagine this:  if you can lose just 500g per week, by the time you show up for Christmas lunch you will be 10kgs lighter than where you are at today.  How amazing would that feel?

I've worked with many clients who achieve a consistent result of around 500g per week. It's not difficult, but it does require consistency in a few key actions that will keep the scale moving in the right direction. 

Let me share my top three action suggestions to get the ball rolling towards your weight loss goals before the end of the year.  

1.  Prioritise Bedtime (because quality matters!)
You've probably heard about the need to get 7-9 hours of sleep but this misses a really important point:  The quality of your sleep is just as crucial (if not more so) than the quantity of sleep.  The hours before midnight are gold when it comes to restorative sleep. Every minute of sleep you get before midnight is actually worth double what comes after midnight, because it is deep, highly restorative sleep.
Here's the exciting part - our bodies burn fat when we sleep, so if you want to turn your body into a fat burning machine, go to bed as early as you can.  Another bonus:  quality sleep helps control your appetite, making it easier to stick to your food plan. 

2.  Tackle the weekends
These two days are the most important days of the week.  Many people let loose and indulge in extra carbs and calories, undoing the progress made during the week.  For consistent results, aim for the 95/5 rule:  Stick to your plan 95% of the time, leaving room for a treat meal, not an entire treat day. 
Staying on track during the weekend, will create real momentum for your weight loss journey.   

3.  Embrace SHAKE UP days for metabolic stimulation
Our bodies are smart.....maybe a bit too smart for our weight loss goals sometimes. The body tends to resist using extra energy to burn fat and tries to adapt to what we are doing as quickly as possible, so it can stop burning fat and preserve energy. To counter this, we need to keep our bodies guessing what's coming next.

This is where the 'shake up' days come in.  By introducing variety into your nutrition plan, your body won't know what's coming next, and it will have a harder time adapting and holding onto those precious fat reserves. Try alternating carbs or calories, have a carnivore day, or mix up your meals with protein shakes.

This strategy will keep those scales consistently moving downwards.


To achieve your goal, focus on these actions and take it one week at a time. You'll be amazed at how much lighter and happier you'll feel when you slip into that summer wardrobe again!

Let's cross our fingers for a wonderful summer that we can all enjoy.

By the way, if you're unsure how to shake things up effectively, why not check out my 14-day Ultimate Weight Loss Program? It's an aggressive and effective plan that includes the different shake-up strategies I use with clients,  bundled together in a powerful 14-day plan.



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