Losing weight is never easy but with a change in the way you look at your diet and the introduction of some light exercises it could make the world of difference. Here are a few tips to help you lose weight now.
Where do I start?
Are you the usual kind of yo-yo dieter who loses weight, puts a little on or someone who tries to lose weight but can't understand why nothing's working for you? Healthy eating is a great place to start and what better meal than breakfast? A lot of people think "Well I'm trying to lose weight I'll have no breakfast and starve myself a bit". This will help you lose a little fat of course, after all you're starving yourself. However, eventually your body begins to eat into the muscle rather than the fat and you get wastage happening in your muscles. ALWAYS EAT BREAKFAST Being on a diet doesn't mean you can't eat. Just look at what you're taking in, you have a full day ahead of you and breakfast kick starts the metabolism so try taking in something that will help fuel you till lunch time. Try and make it carbohydrate based so that your body has energy. Something like porridge is great as it is a slow energy release or even pineapple which not only provides energy but is also a natural fat burner and helps speed up the metabolism. For lunch you should try taking in a mixture of both carbohydrates and protein so perhaps fish and rice or even a jacket potato and beans as a treat. At dinner time you’re looking to cut out all white carbohydrates and try not to eat anything after 7pm. The reason being is you're going to bed with energy stores your body isn't going to use and these end up around your waist and elsewhere. So meat and vegetables is fine but meat and pasta is not. Try to cut out all snacks or find an alternative and stop drinking fizzy drinks. Try to stick to water if possible but don't overdo it as water can flush out electrolytes which you need. Especially for the next stage of the process.
When changing your lifestyle you need to try and include exercise. Exercise should be easy at first but always consult a doctor before taking on any regime. If you’re OK to go ahead then speak to your local gym or look at getting the family involved in bike rides or going for walks. Stick to the 30 day diet; you'll feel healthier and lighter. Keep it up after trial and welcome to a new you.