6 Weight Loss Tips That Work
ONE: DON'T RUSH
Don’t try to lose too much weight over a short period of time. A healthy goal is to reduce your weight by around 1 – 2 pounds a week, anymore could lead to problems such as unhealthy hair, headaches, tiredness & loose skin.
Don’t just think “low fat” – research into Diabetes found that a diet rich in monounsaturated fats can help reduce belly fat. Switch unhealthy saturated fat for Trans-fat foods like avocados, nuts, seeds and olive oil.
Research found that people who went to Weight Watchers groups for three months lost an average of nearly 10 pounds, whereas those who had a one to one session with their GPs instead of attending the groups lost only 3 pounds. Connecting with other slimmer’s through meetings, online chats or social media can really help to boost your weight loss & keep you feeling good about it, share your successes & challenges.
Staying active is not only a key strategy in achieving weight loss but it will also help to keep the weight off over time. Try this quick workout: cycle intensely for eight seconds, then lightly for 12 seconds over 20 minutes. Research found that women who did this lost three times more weight than those who cycled at a regular pace.
FIVE: KEEP NOTES
Make a note of changes over time to your mood and hunger levels throughout the day. This will enable you to learn to distinguish between the times when you eat for emotional reasons & when you are actually hungry. Understanding the reasons why you eat at specific times is a powerful way to get your portions & over all calories under control without starving yourself.
Research from the University of Hertfordshire showed that if you make your goals public then you are more likely to achieve them. Rewards & financial incentives can also go a long way in helping you achieve your weight loss goals. Why not ask your partner or a family member to sponsor you & offer a cash reward for hitting certain goals.