Want successful weight loss? These are the tips you actually need to slim down for life
For example, rather than cutting out sugar altogether, slowly decreasing your intake (such as having half a teaspoon of sugar in your tea instead of two) can help your body adapt and gradually curb those sweet cravings.
And instead of diving into a punishing exercise regime, start off with workouts you enjoy a few times a week, such as walking the dog or a dance class, for a more sustainable approach to reaching your ideal weight.
A healthy diet, supplemented with whey protein and strength-training exercises – such as body pump and kettlebells – will build muscle mass, which is helpful for losing weight, as the more muscle mass you have, the more calories you’ll burn.
So taking your time means you won’t be raiding the fridge immediately after you’ve polished off that roast dinner.
Other health risks include having your periods stop, as well as hair loss and osteoporosis. A better approach to losing weight is to eat smarter – not less.
Cutting out junk is the obvious one, while prioritising fibre-rich foods such as wholegrains and vegetables will help maintain energy levels so you’ll be less prone to hunger-induced grazing.
Pasta-fiend? Switch to healthier wholegrain spaghetti. And when it comes to dessert, frozen yoghurt or sorbet are less likely to pile on the pounds than ice cream and cake.
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