Something that comes up repeatedly in the Queen of Health VIP 1:1 Body Beautiful Weight Loss clinic is how hard it is to sustain weight loss! However, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can be made simple with the right strategies. Our programme aims to help you sustain weight loss and give you tools to use forever; it’s not a one-off weight loss. In this blog, I’ll share practical tips tailored to busy women.

Where to Begin

The Body Beautiful VIP one-to-one 12-week coaching package helps you kick-start your weight loss journey. We personalise it to ensure life-changing results while allowing you to lead the life you want without restrictions and yo-yo dieting. 

In perimenopause, you will likely experience fluctuations in weight, and this can be frustrating when you’re following all of the advice below. We can help you with this through the 12-week course, whether you are in the perimenopausal stage or planning for it in the future.

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Prioritise Nutrient-Dense Foods

Incorporate nutrient-dense foods into your daily meals. Opt for whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. These foods support weight loss and provide essential nutrients that energise you throughout the day.

Sometimes, business or client lunches can get in the way of your meal plan, which we cover in the Body Beautiful VIP course to help you choose the best meals no matter where you are eating.

Mindful Eating

In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to overlook what, when, and how much you eat. Practice mindful eating by listening to your body’s hunger and fullness cues. Avoid distractions like television or smartphones during meals, allowing you to savour each bite and recognise when satisfied. 

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Plan and Prep

Busy schedules demand proactive planning. Dedicate time each week to plan your meals and snacks. Prepare and portion them in advance, making it easier to make healthy choices when time is tight. Having nutritious options readily available reduces the temptation of reaching for convenient but less wholesome alternatives.

Hydration is Key

Drinking enough water is crucial for overall health and weight management. Sometimes, our bodies confuse thirst with hunger, leading to unnecessary snacking. Keep a water bottle handy and sip throughout the day to stay adequately hydrated and potentially curb those unnecessary cravings.

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Exercise  ​

When time is a precious commodity, focus on efficient workouts. Strength training for women, particularly those near or at the age of perimenopause and menopause, is important for helping you strengthen bones and muscles while also helping clear your mind after or before a busy day. Another great form of exercise is factoring in walks throughout the day – a 15-minute walk before work, a 20/30 minute walk at lunchtime, a 30-minute+ walk after work – whatever you can manage in your day.

Quality Sleep

Lack of sleep can disrupt hormones related to hunger and stress, leading to weight gain. Ensure you get 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night. Create a bedtime routine and limit screen time before sleep to improve the quantity and quality of your rest.


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Stress Management

Chronic stress can hinder weight loss efforts by triggering emotional eating and disrupting hormonal balance. Incorporate stress-reducing activities, such as meditation, yoga, or even a leisurely walk, into your routine. Taking time for self-care is an investment in your overall well-being.

Losing weight while leading a busy life is undoubtedly challenging, but it’s achievable with strategic planning and a commitment to self-care. Embrace a balanced, sustainable approach to nutrition and fitness, and remember that small, consistent changes over time yield significant results. 

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