Research has shown that taking small steps is the best way to get lasting results when looking at weight loss.
Making small but sustainable changes gives a much better chance of long term results. Here we take a look at small changes that can make a big difference
You know the saying you can't outrun a bad diet? Well, it works in reverse too. Research has shown that those who combine exercise with diet are more likely to have a successful outcome than those who don't.
For example, cleaning the house can burn 300 calories, taking the stairs can burn an extra 50 and go for a brisk walk can burn up to 500 calories. Skip delivery and make your own
Skip takeaways and make your own
Instead of ordering pizza or another takeaway, make your own. You're much less likely to over cater when cooking for yourself and you can control what you out in your food.
You can skip the added salt and sugar and replace them with flavourings such and herbs and spices. You will also be more conscious of the fat added when making the meal yourself.
Load up on veggies
Give yourself a big plate of food but make sure it’s healthy food. Swap the rice for cauliflower rice and try courgette ribbons instead of spaghetti. These small changes will see a big difference on your waist.
The body reacts to feeling thirsty in a way that often manifests itself as hunger - so if you think you’re hungry, you may actually just be thirsty. Give your body what it’s craving - water - wait half an hour and see if you still feel ‘hungry’.
True hunger cannot be satisfied by just drinking so you’ll soon know. It is recommended that we drink 2 litres of water per day, which will help to keep feeling full for longer.
Get plenty of sleep
Getting good quality sleep is equally as important as diet and exercise in regulating our weight.
Research shows that, "Sleep is an important modulator of neuroendocrine function and glucose metabolism, and sleep loss has been shown to result in metabolic and endocrine alterations, including decreased glucose tolerance, decreased insulin sensitivity, increased evening concentrations of cortisol, decreased levels of leptin, and increased hunger and appetite.”
Basically, we need to get enough sleep for our body to repair and act as it should.
Keep a food diary
Keeping a food diary is a good way of keeping track of what you eat and when. Studies have shown that self monitoringin this way has a positive correlation to weight loss. It takes a few seconds to do and can have a big impact.
Cut down on alcohol
Reduce calorie intake by reducing the amount of alcohol you drink. 1 glass of wine is equivalent to a slice of bread and a pint of cider is the same as a slice of pizza. The less you drink the more you lose.
Make a shopping list
And try not to go grocery shopping when you are hungry. If you have a list of the things you need, you are less likely to buy additional treats and more likely to stick to the healthy meal plan that you have.
We all need food quickly sometimes and by making sure we have healthy snacks at hand we are less likely to reach for the cookie jar. 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.
Incorporate Wheatgrass juice into your diet
Wheatgrass juice is low in calories and carbs so is great for those trying to lose weight. Packed with vitamins, nutrients and amino acids and high in chlorophyll wheatgrass is considered a 'whole food', meaning it contains everything you need to survive.
Loaded with nutrients, wheatgrass ensures that your body doesn’t crave food to compensate for a lack of vitamins or minerals, so taking a regular wheatgrass shot is a fantastic way to nourish your body in a low-calorie healthy way.
High on the satiety index, wheatgrass makes you feel fuller for longer, meaning you don't have the craving to snack which can help to reduce weight.
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