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Common Sense Weight Loss Tips (Part 2)

Research shows that a person can lose weight just by practising some common sense weight-loss ideas. Changing how you think about dieting and your health will help you to lose weight sensibly and keep it off. Here are the next five of our top-ten common senses tips for losing weight. All are suitable for young, middle age and elderly people.

Eat high fibre foods: These are excellent at boosting your weight loss. Studies indicate that these foods help to slow the breakdown of nutrients, thereby reducing the release of sugar into the blood. High levels of sugar in the blood increase your level of insulin, which can promote weight gain and the storage of fats.

Avoid eating processed foods: a lot of processed foods are high in fat, sugar and white flour that will hinder your weight loss. Avoid foods such as processed meat, high-fat crisps, biscuits and chocolate.

Regulate your alcohol intake: Alcohol contains empty calories (containing no nutrients); reducing your consumption is an excellent way of boosting weight loss.

Weigh weekly: avoid the temptation of weighing yourself too regularly. Weight loss is a process, and you should take some time before weighing. Weighing yourself every day can be misleading and may make you discouraged, resulting in you wanting to give up.

Replace unhealthy food: keep away from unhealthy foods whilst doing your shopping and replace them with healthy ones. One drawback of a weight-loss plan is that you may have to avoid eating some foods you really love. Try to eat more fruit, vegetables, seeds and nuts instead. Stick to the guidance of your weight-loss instructor!

So, this week:

  1. Build some fibre into your diet
  2. Skip the processed foods
  3. Set yourself a sensible alcohol quota (or abstain)
  4. Go to your weekly weigh-in and resist having a sneak peek
  5. Try some new healthy foods to replace your usual treats!

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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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