Don't diet - Lose weight

Don't diet - Lose weight

We've all tried some sort of diet at one time or another. But how many of them actually work? Often, diets work temporarily but then the pounds start to creep on again and frustration sets in. That's why we think that changing your habits, rather than dieting, is the way to achieve long-term success.

So what can you do? The solution lies in introducing habits you enjoy, and therefore are more likely to stick with. As you start to see positive results it will become even easier to keep to the changes.

Here are our suggestions:

Water

We often feel hungry when we are actually thirsty. By having a glass of water before meals you can reduce hunger and stop food cravings.

Studies have shown that people who drink water before meals eat fewer calories and lose more weight. You'll also be hydrated, which benefits everything from energy levels to skin complexion. So what's not to love? Drink more water!

Cut down on sugar

Eating too much sugar is bad for you, we all know that. But how do we cut down? As well as the obvious daily rituals like putting less in our tea and reducing our cakes, biscuits and sweet treats, where is the hidden sugar? 

  • Fizzy drinks
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Ready-made sauces
  • Takeaways.

These quiet offenders often have large quantities of sugar. It's also worth being aware of the different names for sugar, such as:

  • Glucose
  • Fructose
  • Maltose 
  • Sucrose
  • Dextrose.

Get into the habit of reading your food's packaging. Keep an eye on the listed ingredients and nutritional information.

Healthy Snacking

If you're prone to snacking, that's fine, you know you. But make sure that you have healthy snacks at hand. Try making a bowl of fruit at the beginning of the day and munching on it whenever you get hungry.

Or perhaps lettuce wraps? Filled with raw veggies. And you could try our organic wheatgrass juice. Not only is it a whole food, but it's also full of vitamins and nutrients to keep you going throughout the day.

Excercise

You don't have to run a marathon or take up boxing, but elevating your heart rate more than usual will boost your metabolic rate and encourage weight loss.

Find something you love doing. Then making it a regular feature of your day-to-day life is far make likely. Whether it's canoeing, tennis or ping-pong - as long as you enjoy it, you'll do it!

Sleep

It may sound counterintuitive but getting good sleep can help you lose weight. Studies have shown that people with poor sleep habits tend to weigh more than those who sleep well.

This is thought to be due to hormones, the desire to exercise, and the effect on metabolism. So if you want to lose some weight make sure you get a good nights sleep.

Making healthy changes to your lifestyle has never been easier and incorporating organic superfood juices into your day is a great way to help with weight loss. Order yours by visiting our shop and start making those positive changes.