Super Simple Weight Loss Tips

o-WEIGHING-YOURSELF-facebookWeight loss can be hard, we know that. Everyone will claim to have the answer so it’s easy to get confused as to what is the best approach. Which is why we have put together some of our favourite simple and practical tips to help you fight the flab.

  • Eat little and often. This helps to keep your blood sugar levels stable which means you are less likely to get hunger pangs between meals.
  • Fill up on fibrous veggies. Vegetables are low in calories, which means you can enjoy a big plate full and the fibre will help to keep you feeling full.
  • Drink plenty of liquids. Ideally water but tea, coffee and sugar free drinks all count. Very often we confuse hunger for thirst, so drink up before you head for the snack draw.
  • Include a protein source at every meal or snack. Protein helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer which helps to keep the munchies at bay.
  • Take the stairs. Where ever possible take the manual route. Ditch the escalator or lift for some calorie burning stair climbing. (Bonus points for extra luggage or shopping bags!)
  • Park in the furthest spot from the shops. Sounds stupid, but just increasing your daily activity levels can burn those extra few calories which put’s you into a deficient and leads to weight loss.
  • Go to bed early. This one is especially important for those who get late night cravings. The theory is simple here – you can’t eat if you are asleep!
  • Brush your teeth after each meal. This is a great tip for those who get cravings for something sweet after a meal. It may not sound like it would work, but just give it a try – trust us!
  • Don’t skip meals. You’ve heard it before but we will tell you again. Skipping meals might seem like a good way to save calories, but you WILL eventually give in, get far too hungry and over eat.
  • Eat all your meals with a knife and fork. Yes honesty. Most people don’t get overweight from the main meals they eat during the day. More often than not it’s the additional ‘finger food’ from snack foods which are usually eaten with your hands.
  • Use a smaller plate. Again – this might sound like a strange thing to do, but piling your food higher on a smaller plate fools your brain into thinking you are eating a bigger portion than you actually are.
  • Chew slowly. Lots of people who are overweight eat very fast. Try to slow down, enjoy eat mouthful and put down your cutlery between bites. You’ll be surprised how more full you feel at the end of your meal.
  • Stick to real food not diet snack products. You’ll get a whole lot more ‘bang for your buck’ when it comes to calories from whole foods than you will calories from weight loss snacks.
  • Increase your muscle mass (lift weights) – muscle is metabolically active which means it requires calories to exist. The more muscle you have, the more calories your body requires at rest.

So there you have it! Simple right? If you choose to use 1, 2 or all of these tips we hope they will help towards your weight loss goals.

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