Many people struggle to lose weight, and one of the main reasons for this is that they don’t know where to start.
Many people think that a slow metabolism is the reason that they struggle to lose weight. Whilst this might be a factor, it is usually not the one you should be focused on.
Here are 4 top tips to help you get started on the right foot…
- Eat Right
You don’t have to go on a crash-diet where you starve yourself for 2 weeks to start getting your metabolism working faster, rather go for a more sustainable way of eating.
A healthy, balanced eating-lifestyle can help you gain control over your blood sugar levels and in doing so, your weight.
Make sure that you are eating plenty of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean protein.
- Manage Carb and Calorie Intake
Managing the amount of carbs and calories you eat can go a long way when trying to lose weight.
Your daily calorie count depends on different factors like your age, gender, body size, activity level, etc. There are countless apps and websites that can calculate your recommended daily calorie intake, but as a general rule of thumb:
- Men: 1,500 to 1,800 calories per day
- Women: 1,200 to 1,500 calories per day
It is equally important to manage the carbs that you eat, and the recommended here is to stay between 45 – 60 grams of carbs per meal. Also make sure to opt for unrefined carbs, since refined carbs cause big, unwanted spikes in your blood sugar levels.
- Drink Water for a Metabolism Boost
There is not much you can do with your diet to increase metabolism, but drinking more water may help a little.
Sticking to the trusty old “8 glasses of water a day” rule may help you burn an extra 200 calories. Water is always the best drink choice on your diet plan and has many health benefits.
You don’t have a lot of control over your metabolism, but making exercise a regular part of your routine can help you burn more calories and, as a bonus, aid in blood sugar control.
Aerobic exercise, such as walking or swimming, helps you burn the most calories. Aim for 30 minutes, five days a week.
Build muscle with strength-training exercises such as weight lifting, bouts of high-intensity aerobic exercise or heavy yard work and gardening. Work out most major muscle groups, including legs, hips, back, abs, arms, shoulders and chest, to build muscles evenly.
When you struggle with digestive health problems, like bloatiness and/or constipation, etc., you might find it impossible to lose weight. If you are used chemical medication like antibiotics or other chronic medication, chance are that digestive flora and enzymes could have been damaged, leading to symptoms like bloatiness when eating certain food, chronic constipation or food allergies.
We therefore recommend the Manna GUT Support and the Manna Diet before you take anything for weight loss, because you will continue to struggle to lose weight unless the digestive health has been restored.
You can take the Manna Blood Sugar Support with the GUT Support to help control food cravings and suppress appetite.