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Common Sense Weight Loss Tips (Part 1)

Studies show that you can lose weight just by following some common sense weight loss tips. Changing how you think about food and your health will help you lose weight sensibly and keep it off. This article covers the first five of our top ten common sense tips for losing weight. They include techniques that are suitable for young, middle age and elderly people.

Exercise: getting some exercise is paramount when it comes to losing weight. Through a simple activity such as walking, the body burns off the calories. Exercising is one of the productive ways of shedding off extra pounds of fats from the body. Before starting any exercise, it is important to consult your g.p. about your current medical condition.

Avoid skipping meals: when you embark on a weight-loss programme there can be a temptation to skip meals. Beware, as you may end up consuming more calories than if you had eaten 3 meals as you will be so hungry. You need breakfast to get you brain into gear for the day ahead. Skip lunch and you may be reaching for that chocolate bar mid-afternoon! Eating at regular times throughout the day helps keep your blood-sugar levels steady.

Drink enough water: this is a basic tip. Maintaining a hydrated body is very important when comes to losing weight. Doctors recommend drinking six to eight glasses of water a day, about 2 litres. Water is essential for healthy body function. Also, drinking a glass of water before eating makes you feel fuller, and consequently you eat less, drinking water will keep you from high-calorie, sugary fizzy drinks and energy drinks.

Eat slowly: research indicates that brain takes roughly 20 minutes to register food in your stomach and when you are full. This means that eating slowly creates more time for the stomach to send signals to the brain. This leads to satisfaction and therefore, reduces chances of overeating.

Get enough sleep: according to research, lack of sleep may interfere with your weight loss success and may cause you to crave high-calorie foods. Also, sleep deprivation can increase fogginess, lower motivation for exercise, change your overall mood and affect you eating at the right time.

So this week:

  1. Plan your daily 30 minutes of exercise
  2. Make time for your breakfast
  3. Don’t forget your water bottle
  4. Pace your eating, concentrate on slowing down
  5. Turn off phones/tablets an hour before bedtime

Have a great week and watch out for our next five tips.

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