Easy Weight Loss Tips
Have you ever tried a quick fix diet? I have. Plenty of them. Yes, I lost the weight I wanted to, but I gained it all again and it messed up my relationship with food and my body. There are many things that can impact successful weight loss including stress, emotional triggers, support system etc. These are my top tips and you can choose 1 or 2 of them to begin with and just introduce them slowly into your daily life.
Eat Whole foods: another way of saying real food. Try to limit packaged items especially if you're unable to pronounce ingredients from the label. Learn to cook and experiment with new healthy recipes. If you need to, set yourself a calorie deficit and ensure your diet includes high fibre veggies to fill you up and support digestion.
Portion Control: use a smaller plate or bowl to ensure you're getting the right portion size. Unfortunately dinner plates these days, are based on fashion more so than measuring portions.
Hydrate: drink a glass of water upon waking to break your fast and support your organs. Water helps flush toxins from the body and hydrates your entire body and mind. If you experience headaches or hunger drink a glass of water, you could be dehydrated. Sometimes you may think you're hungry when in fact you could be thirsty.
Mindful Eating: every time you take a bite to eat, place your cutlery down, slow chewing will help you savour your food more and support your digestion. Eat at the dinner table with no TV or radio and try not to have your phone. Just allow yourself to be present, mindful and grateful of what's on your plate.
Move your body: get exercise every day, even if it's a 15min walk. It supports your body and mind. We have fascia that grows over our muscles every day, if we don't move, it doesn't get released and we begin to stiffen up. How do you want to be moving when you're 80?
Sleep: aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night. It supports rest and recovery, lowers your cortisol levels and improves cognitive function. If you don't get enough sleep, you may find your prone to eating sugary and more throughout the next day.
This is a small easy list to help you start off on your weight loss journey. Small steps to success.
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