Tuesday 5 June 2018

7 Tips on how to lose weight quickly.

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Summer time means we tend to think more about how we're going to achieve our fabled beach bodies.
And many of us will be looking for a quick fix with a holiday on the horizon.
But fad diets are not guaranteed to work - and may not be healthy in the long run.
So what can we do to hit our health goals, slim down and feel fitter?
Thanks to the Liverpool Echo, here are the best things to do to lose weight in a healthy way - according to NHS experts:

Drink more water and less alcohol

Drinking more water throughout the day can help you stop eating extra calories.

That's because many people think they are hungry when they are actually just thirsty.
Alcohol also contains far more calories than many people realise, including wine and spirits.

Two glasses of wine have about the same calories as a burger - and you would need to run for half an hour to burn it off.

Eat these high-fibre foods

Try to eat more high-fibre foods, as they help you to stay feeling full.

You can find fibre in fruit and veg, wholegrain bread, pasta, brown rice, beans, peas, lentils and oats.

Do not ban any foods

Some diets advise banning certain foods altogether, but experts warn against this.
The NHS Choices website says: “Don’t ban any foods from your weight loss plan, especially the ones you like.

"Banning foods will only make you crave them more.

“There’s no reason you can’t enjoy the occasional treat as long as you stay within your daily calorie allowance.”

Add more fruit and veg into your day

This sounds obvious but is essential for both cutting calories and staying healthy.

Fruit and veg are not only low in calories and fat, but also high in fibre - both of which are vital in losing weight.
You could try adding a chopped banana or handful of berries to your cereal or yoghurt, have grilled or fried mushrooms or tomatoes with your eggs or have an unsweetened 100% fruit smoothie.

For lunch you could add lettuce, tomato or cucumber to your sandwiches, and have cucumber, pepper or carrot sticks with a dip or fruit for a snack.

For tea you could try to add salad, peas, carrots, broccoli or a corn on the cob to your plate.

Eat regularly and stop snacking

Health chiefs say eating at regular times actually helps burn calories at a faster rate.

It also makes you less likely to snack, and cave in to the appeal of a chocolate bar.

You could also try to plan your meals for the week or have a weekly shopping list, so you do not end up tempted or forced to buy unhealthy snacks or meals.

Find a simple way of doing more exercise

Being active is key to losing weight and not putting it back on, burning off calories you cannot cut through your diet alone.
Tips include setting a time in the week to exercise and sticking to it, doing something like swimming or sports in the park with your child, taking up running and walking or cycling to work.

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