4 tips to help you on your weight loss journey
With all sorts of strange advice out there, it’s important to know what’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to losing weight.
Below are 4 simple tips to help you on your journey.
1.Drink Plenty of Water
Starting simple. Staying hydrated can also ensure you’re not mistaking thirst for hunger and snacking needlessly. Plus, drinking more water can aid in your weight loss by boosting metabolism. Water is an essential ingredient in every one of the chemical reactions taking place inside your body so don't scrimp on it!
2. Eat Lots of Plant Foods
Lower in calories, higher in fibre, and keeping you fuller for longer. Eating more veggies will not only assist you in attaining your weight loss goals, but also help to improve your overall health. You’ll find that including more natural, whole plant foods in your diet is much more effective in the long-run than any “fad” diet you’ve tried before.
3. Do More Than Just Cardio
If you want to lose fat, you should be dedicating your gym time to cardio, right? Well, It’s not that simple. Whilst a weight training workout probably won’t burn as many calories as a cardio session, in the long-term building muscle is going to increase the energy you burn. Being in possession of more muscle means you’ll be using more of the calories you eat, even when at rest. This means that less energy is left over and less of it will be stored as fat.
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5. Don’t “Diet”
The most important thing to remember: It’s a lifestyle change. Fad diets don’t work. Even ‘normal’ diets, the ones where you just reduce calorie consumption, probably won’t end in effective, long-lasting weight loss. You don't have to cut certain things out all together and make it harder for yourself to maintain, but slowly shift your diet to one where the healthy foods feature regularly and the less healthy foods become a treat and eaten less often.
Remember, it's a good idea to talk to your GP or check your BMI before starting on any weight loss regime, to be sure that you're losing the right amount of weight (and not too much) and doing it safely.
Article by Amanda Roberts, one of the authors behind Nutrition Inspector. Amanda writes about health, nutrition and fitness articles to help people live a healthier lifestyle.