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See our New Year 2021 Challenge: Slim Habits 2021

What is the New Year New Me Challenge?

The Challenge is a weekly plan of activities designed to boost your motivation and make changes to your habits that will help you lose weight and maintain your loss.

Choose your start date

Choose your tactics

Lose weight steadily and sustainably

Reach your goal and celebrate!

How Does The New Year New Me Challenge Work?

Choose up to three challenge tactics to complete each week, get a reward for each task you complete, collect 18 rewards in 6 to 9 weeks to meet the challenge.

Weigh in Often

Keep yourself on track

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5 Days of Food Diary

A proven foundation of successful weight loss

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Start Exercising

Just 10 minutes a day is enough to get you moving

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Use Your New Start New Me Book

Your book is included with your WLR membership

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Get 3 a Day

An easy start for those who struggle with fruit and veg

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Have Alcohol Free Days

Great for your belly and your self control

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Get Your Beauty Sleep

You'll be less inclined to eat more than you need...

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Weigh Your Cereal

Get wise to what's really in that bowl

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Cook Something Different

Create a couple of new healthy and delicious dishes

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Food Diary on Target

You'll lose weight at your chosen rate

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Each week choose the tasks which you think will help you the most. You can do each task for up to 3 weeks.

Complete your chosen tasks each day and see your progress tick up towards your reward.

Collect 18 rewards in 9 weeks to complete the challenge and be well on the way to your New Me.

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Once you're logged in - click on the Challenges tab to get started. Don't forget to check out the New Year New Me message board.

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Full Task Information

Weigh In Often

Weigh yourself and update your weight in Goals and Results on at least four days of the week.

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5 Days of Food Diary

Food diary foundation level. Simply keeping the diary will help you lose weight, as has been shown in many studies.

Within a few days, you'll have a really good idea of the foods, drinks and habits that are and aren't helpful.

Aim to see the diary as a useful tool - not something you use to beat yourself up with. Be honest and embrace the truth. Knowledge is power!

To get your reward icon, log everything you eat and drink in your wlr food diary, for at least 5 days of the week. Your challenge progress will be updated automatically.

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Start Exercising

To meet the challenge you need to get 70 minutes of exercise during the course of the week.

An average of only 10 minutes a day, You can do as much as you want, on any number of days, as long as your total minutes for the week add up to at least 70.

Add the exercise you do to your wlr exercise diary so your challenge progress can be tracked.

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Use Your New Start New Me Book

Spend at least 5 minutes with your New Start New Me book, on 3 separate days of the week. Ask yourself some questions and go where your mind takes you.

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Get 3 a Day

If you really struggle with this, choose 3-a-day for the challenge. If you feel you're already pretty good with fruits and veggies, choose 5 a day.

Your fruit and veg from any source counts - fresh, frozen, canned and from composite meals and recipes.  

Portions of fruit and veg are added up as you put foods into your diary, totals are tracked for the challenge automatically.

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Have 5, 6 or 7 Alcohol Free Days

Having some alcohol free days is good for your health, good for your belly, and good for your sense of self control.

To get your reward icon, put every alcoholic drink you have in your food diary. Your challenge tracker will be looking for the number of alcohol free days you have opted for in each week. (As with all the challenge tasks, honesty is essential!)

Your progress will be updated automatically the day after you have completed your food diary with no alcohol in it.

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Get Your Beauty Sleep

Lack of sleep can contribute to weight gain. Resolve to get a good 7 hours+ on at least 5 nights a week.

You'll need to input your 'went to sleep' and 'got up' times on your challenge progress page, on at least five days of the week to qualify.

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Weigh Your Cereal

Breakfast cereal often takes people by surprise when they see how many cals in their portion.

It's very easy to put 40-50g into a bowl without realising that this is more than the portion size (and therefore calories) given on the pack (mostly 30g).

So this task is to weigh, or measure with something like the Portion Pot, your cereal on 5 mornings of the week.

Put your cereal into your food diary, under the meal type 'breakfast', for this task to be tracked for the challenge.

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Cook Something Different

Input at least one new evening meal and one new lunch into your My Recipes section of WLR.

These can be whatever you want, from a quick packed lunch to a gourmet dinner.

Inputting the recipes will enable you to get creative and play around with ingredients and quantities until you come up with the number of calories you want.

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Food Diary On Target

Log everything and stay within your calorie quota. Doing this consistently and accurately will result in weight loss at the rate you choose.

To meet the challenge you need to fill in your food diary every day, and stay within your calorie quota balanced out over the whole week.

You don’t need to stay within your quota every single day, balancing calories out over the week will get the same results.

This is helpful if you tend to eat (or drink) more at the weekends, or you want to 'save up' (or make up) for a night out.

For example, if your daily calorie quota is 1200, you have an allowance of 8400 for the week. You meet the challenge by eating no more than 8400 (1200 x 7) during the course of the week.

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