How many diets have you tried?
Did they work?
Did you gain all the weight again once finished the diet?
Firstly diets make us feel we are depriving ourselves.
We hate being on them, we can’t wait till they are over, so why do we bother?
If they work we tend to put the weight back on over time and perhaps more, therefore weighing heavier than when started.
Diets aren’t always the answer to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle.
Exercise, eating healthy and being more active is the key to being a healthier you.
1. If you deducted one bad thing a day you normally eat over a week this will make a huge difference. Having the same diet and same activity levels you need to burn 3000caloires to lose a pound of fat.
E.g your bag of crisps at lunchtime. Lose it.
Over a week your saving 910 calories.
Over a month that’s 3640 calories meaning you will lose a pound that month.
If you exercised more too walking say 15mins (100 calories average) extra a day, that’s 2800 a month and another pound.
If you lose 2LB a month that’s 24LB a year.
Just by not eating one item you eat everyday that’s bad for you and exercising by 15mins (a walk) a day.
Imagine how easy that is. And sustainable, not a quick fix.
2. Don’t reduce your calorie intake by more than 200 calories than needed for your weight. Your body will go into starvation mode if you reduce your calorie intake by too much. You will be at risk of the weight loss being water and muscle.
Say you need 2100 calories to maintain your weight.
Eat 1900 calories and be patient ( wait at least a week before weighing yourself) and make sure the food you eat is nutritious.
3. Aim to increase you vegetable intake, this will help to fill you up. Make sure you eat from all the colours of the rainbow to vary your antioxidant intake. By eating more veggies you will be helping your body become more healthy.
4. Drink water. If you thirsty sometimes you can mistake it for hunger. Drinking at least 1.5-2litres of water a day will keep you hydrated. If you exercise you may need more.
If you drink 20mins before a meal you will see if you were thirsty not hungry. Take sips throughout a meal.
5. Don’t embark on a diet that excludes a nutrient. E.g. low carb, or no carb.
By doing this you will just mess up your metabolism, gain weight when introduce that food again and be miserable.
6. Don’t skip meals either eg breakfast.
7. Don’t take diet pills, they don’t work, are expensive and dangerous.
8. Get a nutritional therapist to help you make small changes that can make a big difference. They will make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need and if your not happy over hauling your current eating habits they can suggest ways to make changes that can stick.
I offer nutritional therapy. It’s helped lots of my clients and myself feel healthier and happier within themselves.
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