It’s no surprise at all that one of the top new year resolutions is weight loss. Many people make a commitment to themselves to eat healthier, and move more.
Sadly though many fall off the wagon and revert to their old habits. One of the main reasons for this is many folks go to the extreme and have an all or nothing approach.
Why not swap this approach for these 10 simple, healthy tips that are balanced and moderated? That way your more likely to stay on track for the long haul.
- PORTION CONTROL
At mealtimes, try putting your food on a smaller plate. Studies show that we’ll finish off the plate in front of us whatever it’s size, and often then overeat.
- EAT SLOWLY
Slow down eating. Masticate your food properly, and try putting your knife and fork down between mouthfuls. This allows your stomach time to signal to your brain that you’re full so you don’t over eat.
- KEEP IT LEAN
Cut back on your overall meat intake and opt for fish instead. When you do choose meat have leaner cuts. Ditch the heavy sauces and replace with lots of hearty vegetables.
- AVOID CRASH DIETS
Weight loss isn’t just about squeezing into your jeans or looking good in your bikini it’s also about being healthy for life. There are zero shortcuts to losing weight. As boring as it sounds a balanced diet and regular exercise will achieve far more than doing the latest craze.
If you’ve a tendancy to be drawn into faddy diets make sure you check out my blog here on CALORIE RESTRICTED DIETS – HEAVEN OR HAVOC.
- BUDDY UP
Get a mate to lose weight with you. Having a buddy to motivate you will work wonders for you both. Also, remember my GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING. If your interested, I cannot stress enough getting in touch with me on 07748 298728 as soon as possible. It’s very popular and always gets booked up.
- THE POWER OF MUSIC
Load up your playlist with upbeat music. Listening to your favourite tracks will help you push harder, and because you want to hear your entire playlist, you’ll feel more inclined to workout for longer!
- CUPBOARD CLEAROUT
Clear out your cupboards. Once you replace the junk food you’re used to indulging in, you’ll begin to make healthier choices going forwards.
- GET YOUR SNOOZIES
Sleep is utter bliss and great for your mind, body, and health.
People who get adequate sleep have been shown to lose more body fat than people who get less – so don’t neglect your Zzzzzz time. It’s key to weight loss as it regulates cortisol levels, which is responsible for fat storage, particularly around our tummies.
To learn a bit more about the importance of sleep for weight loss make sure you check out this great little article I wrote on HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT GETTING OUT OF BED.
- TAKE BABY STEPS
Losing weight doesn’t mean cutting out life’s pleasures altogether. Simple swaps can make a huge difference.
Swap sugary drinks for healthy zero-calorie options and you’ll scarcely notice the difference. Instead of ice cream, have frozen dairy-free yoghurt for dessert instead.
When food tastes good you won’t even feel like you’re dieting. This will make a huge difference as we all want to enjoy our food and not feel deprived.
- STAY HYDRATED
Drink water instead of your usual drink. Not only will this hydrate you adequately, but will make you feel fuller so you’re less likely to overeat.
I hope this blog has given you some useful tips and ideas.
Lastly … If you need help lift up that phone. Call/text me on 07748298728 for a FREE confidential, no obligation chat.
Love Gaynor x