Lose Weight With These Simple Changes
Today I want to share with you how to lose weight with these simple changes. These changes are very small but will make a big difference to your attempts to lose weight.
1. Drink More Water
This one is incredibly simple, drink more water. Aim to drink up to 2 litres of water a day or drink when thirsty. This will help in a number of ways: Drinking water helps to control your appetite and can reduce hunger cravings, if you manage your appetite better you will lose weight. It helps with calorie control if you replace soft drinks with water. Drinking water also helps to relieve headaches.
2. Walk More
Get more steps in. The recommended step count is 10,000 or more steps a day, however if you currently don’t get many steps each day start with a smaller goal and aim to work towards hitting 10,000 steps a day. Getting more steps in will help you to burn more calories which will lead to weight loss in the long run. I suggest using google fit if you’re on android or the health app if you have an iPhone to track step count.
3. Reduce intake/ cut out processed foods
Another simple change to help you lose weight is to reduce your intake of processed foods with the eventual aim of cutting them out completely. Food quality is important for weight loss so reducing intake of processed foods and replacing it with fresh ingredients is a big help.
4. Eat More Fruit And Vegetables
Increase your intake of fruit and vegetables, this may seem kind of obvious but it’s a change a that can make a huge difference to your weight loss efforts. The recommended intake is 5 or more portions of fruit and veg a day, if you currently don’t get this aim for 3 portions and work your way up to 5.
The reason this will help you lose weight is that vegetables and fruit are often very high fibre and low in calories so they help to fill you stomach. Making you feel fuller.
5. Practice portion control
The final simple change to help you lose weight is to practice portion control. You can do this in a few ways… The first way would be to use a smaller plate to eat from. The logic behind this is that by using a smaller plate it’s harder to fill the plate so you eat less food. Use your hands to measure food portions.
E.g. a serving of protein = 1 palm, a serving of vegetables= 1 fist, a serving of carbs= 1 cupped hand & a serving of fats= 1 thumb.
There are 5 simple changes for you to implement if you want to lose weight, start by making a few changes to your lifestyle habits then gradually add in more changes.