3 simple tips to lose weight
Don't wait to start your diet plan - embrace a healthier you!
According to the NHS, if you are overweight, losing even 5% of your weight can reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, infertility and osteoarthritis. Making a few changes to your daily routine can help you lose weight the healthy way, giving you are far better chance of keeping the weight from piling back on. So here are our three easy tips to lose weight.
1. CUT CALOIRES
Reducing your calorie intake by even 500 calories a day can really make a difference to your weight. In fact, you can lose a pound a week just by cutting out a few small things from your diet plan. By simply swapping your morning latte and muffin to an Americano with a splash of milk and a banana, you can easily cut 500 calories before the day has even started! We recommend starting your day with antioxidant packed mixed berries, blueberries, strawberries or pomegranate seeds with porridge and pro-biotic yoghurt. They make a delicious accompaniment are so good for you.
2. ADD ONE EXTRA WALK TO YOUR DAY
Whether it’s getting off the bus one stop earlier, taking the stairs instead of the lift, or leaving the car at home for the school run, adding a little more exercise into your diet can really make a difference. Ideally, we should all be walking 10,000 steps a day, so try building up to this slowly. Consider buying a pedometer to keep an eye on how many steps you take, although many smartphones now have pedometers as a feature. Before you know it you will the pounding those pavements and might even be ready to sign up to a sponsored walk or run. Having a goal can be a brilliant motivator.
3. SLEEP MORE
Research shows that by getting 8 hours of sleep a night, you are more likely to be successful in losing weight and implementing a healthy diet plan. When tired we tend to eat more to compensate for our lack of energy. It also means that we are far more likely to reach for unhealthy comfort foods such as crisps, chocolate or calorie laden carbohydrates. In order to give yourself the best chance of losing weight, try little changes like a relaxing bath before bed or implementing a steady routine where you try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.