Although it may seem as if your clothes shrank overnight, the fact of the matter is that you have probably been slowly gaining weight over several months or even years. The worst thing you can do now is to go on a crash diet that promises to help you shake off 10kg in 2 weeks, since these diets might be very bad for your health and the results often don’t linger very long. The key to healthy weight loss is to lose a steady 0.5kg to 1kg each week, until you reach your goal weight.
But how do you achieve this? Here are some easy tips to help you get started:
- Think “healthy lifestyle”, not “diet”.
When most people hear the word “diet”, they immediately think of eating nothing but salad for every meal. This already gets you into a negative mindset, which puts means you are already set up for failure.
As soon as you start seeing it as leading a healthy lifestyle filled with tasty, well-balanced, healthy meals then you are on the right track.
By ensuring every meal is just a bit more balanced and healthy than what you normally eat, you make it possible to keep it up in the long run.
One of the crucial parts of successful weight loss is counting calories. Use the internet or an app to find out how much calories you should eat per day to maintain your weight, and then reduce your daily number by 500 calories. Once you reach your target weight, you can stick to your normal daily calorie allowance.
Another thing to remember is just because you are eating healthier; it doesn’t mean that you aren’t allowed to spoil yourself now and then. Just modify your indulgence a bit. For example: if you in the mood for a take-out hamburger and fries; take the small meal instead of upsizing it.
- Healthy meals made easy.
Try some low-fat Greek yogurt with some berries and nuts.
A grilled chicken breast with 2 cups of spinach and some raw veggies of your choosing makes a great, healthy lunch which you can even take along to work.
Baked salmon or other oily fish, accompanied by asparagus and sweet potato.
2 small pieces of a dark chocolate slab, and a fruit or some berries.
This and similar daily menus will leave you with an extra few calories for a few healthy snacks throughout the day to keep up your energy levels.
We also recommend the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement with each meal to lower the glycemic index of anything you eat by up to 43%, helping the curb food cravings and suppress appetite.
Many people groan at the thought of exercise, but the truth is that it does not have to be a pain in the rear. You can make exercise fun, and start enjoying it.
Some fun activities that are great exercise include:
- A walk along the beach, through the park, or just around your neighborhood.
- Going on a hike (Added bonus of breathtaking views!).
- Mountain biking or road cycling.
- Jumping on a trampoline.
If you get creative, the possibilities are endless and you’ll end up having a great time while you exercise. Try to do some sort of exercise at least 3 times per week.