Simple tips for losing weight the healthy way
Tip 1) Burn more calories than you consume.
This is easier than it sounds. Just move a little more and eat a little less. Rather than making drastic changes, consistency is the key. Make regular exercise a priority and try to move every day. You don’t have to do a heavy workout each day, just make sure you move. If you have a busy day, try to find 15 minutes on your lunch break for a quick walk, and then get off the bus a stop early and walk the extra distance. It all adds up! Weight training can be beneficial for fat burning, so if pumping iron isn’t part of your workout, it should be! Why not head into Fernwood Club and try out a Body Pump class, or if you prefer to do your own thing you can test out the weight machines or free weights.
Tip 2) Moderation is key
Avoid taking an all-or-nothing approach to nutrition and fitness. You can enjoy occasional treats as part of a balanced diet, and this will help you stay on track and minimise cravings. Don’t skip meals as this can lead to overeating – you don’t need to starve yourself to lose weight.
Tip 3) Eat good quality wholesome food
Eat a wide variety of food – enjoy a balanced diet which includes fruit and/or vegetables with each meal. Include quality portions of protein such as chicken, turkey, fish, steak, lamb, yoghurt, milk, cottage cheese, eggs, nuts and tofu. Slow-release carbohydrates such as wholegrains, pasta, legumes (beans, lentils), bran cereals and grainy breads provide fibre and help you feel full for longer.
If you feel you need extra assistance with losing weight, why not attend a free information session at Cohen’s Weight Loss Clinic. Their weight loss program can help you reduce fat and overall weight in a safe and healthy way.