8 Weight Loss Tips Backed By Science
Trying to lose weight can be really tough leaving you feeling physically exhausted and mentally drained. The latest research has also shown that when the body loses significant amounts of fat it’s begins to fight aggressively to gain it back again. Understanding this can help you overcome these urges & keep the weight off long term, knowledge is power people.
Taking into the new science behind weight loss we asked 8 weight loss & obesity experts for their best advice for people wanting to lose weight & keep it off.
1. MAKE THE DECISION
Before you can achieve your long term goals you need to commit to change & make a conscious decision that things will be different going forward. We can all try & starve ourselves & lose a few pounds but to change your body permanently for the good requires you to make that decision of change.
2. KEEP IT SIMPLE
Weight loss seems to have become complicated with conflicting advie everywhere you look, it's time to take it back to basics. Eat a healthful balanced diet full of vegetables, lean meat & fish, dairy, fruit, wholegrains, nuts & seeds becuase anything else is likely to be causing weight gain. Drink plenty of water & engage in moderate physical activity each day.
3. NO JUICE
Cut out all those sugary drinks & fruit juices as they're full of empty calories that really don’t fill you up or provide much nutritional value. A single glass of juice could contain around 10 teaspoons of sugar & research has shown this sugar may cause your liver to produce belly fat.
4. NOT JUST CALORIES
Counting calories can fail when it comes to weight loss becuase it doesn't take into account the unique way in which food affects our metabolism & hormones. You need to pay strong attention to the quality of food you're eating, keeping it as high as possible.
5. KEEP IT REAL
Set yourself a real target-weight and achieve it. It’s no good saying you want to be a size 0 if it’s unrealistic. Instead set yourself a weight you’ll be happy with and when you get there you can always adjust your goals.
6. ENJOY IT
Overtime, hunger will eat away at your will power & determination which is why most diets will fail. You need to eat great food that you’ll love, food that makes you feel good, quite the opposite to takeaways & fast food.
7. UNDERSTAND IT
In today’s world we are literally surrounded by high calorie food & beverages making it easy to make bad decisions. We live in a completely different environment to past generations & until the environment changes you’ve got to be aware of the calories you consume.
It’s not about saying 'No' to higher calorie favourites & the treats you love, it’s a case of everything in moderation. Chocolate, prosecco & ice-cream all have their place in your diet but with balance & moderation & you’ll be just fine.