Weight loss can seem a daunting task for many, especially new mums and working adults who have to juggle several important and urgent tasks every single day. However, help is here!
There are several daily lifestyle tips you can imbibe and over time, the results will manifest as flatter tummies, firmer butts and smaller-sized jeans. Do, Watch and See!
- Cut down your portions; count those calories!
We simply cannot overemphasize this! Research shows that cutting down your portions alone can help you lose those pounds. Imagine the benefits towards a healthier you when you combine smaller portions of the right foods with other healthy eating options. Very importantly, eat the right number of calories for how active you are, so that you balance the energy you consume with the energy you use:
- MALE – 2.500 CALORIES
- WOMAN – 2,000 CALORIES
- Eat lots of fruit and vegetables
It is recommended that we eat at least five portions of different types of fruit and veggies a day. It’s easier than it sounds. A glass of 100% unsweetened fruit juice can count as one portion, and vegetables cooked into dishes also count
- Eat more fish
Fish is a good source of protein and contains many vitamins and minerals. Aim to eat at least two portions a week, including at least one portion of oily fish e.g. salmon
- Cut down on saturated fat and sugar
Saturated fat is found in many foods, such as hard cheese, cakes, biscuits, sausages, cream, butter and pies. Try to cut down, and choose foods that contain unsaturated rather than saturated fats, such as olive and canola oils, oily fish and avocados. For a healthier choice, use a just a small amount of olive oil or reduced-fat spread instead of butter. When you’re having meat, choose lean cuts and cut off visible fat
- Eat less salt
Consuming large quantities of salt results in fluid retention and therefore weight-gain. Do not add salt to food before tasting it
- Get active and be a healthy weight
Register at a gym. Take walks in your estate. Walk at least 6 flights of stairs every day, at home or in your office. Run your own errands. This will all count towards your 10, 000 steps a day. 30 minutes of moderate activity 5 days a week, totaling 150 minutes per week. Aim for higher
- Don’t get thirsty
Drink about 1.2L of fluid every day to stop us getting dehydrated. Water is best
- Don’t skip breakfast
Some people skip breakfast because they think it will help them lose weight. In fact, research shows that eating breakfast can help people control their weight
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