We all want to lose a bit of weight, and a change in diet and mental attitude towards food can really bring huge benefits in the long term. But what about when you want to lose weight quick! Maybe you have a wedding to go to, or you are going on holiday and need a beach body? Don’t despair, follow these 5 fast
Let’s look at each one in turn:
Working out more – yes, I’m afraid there is some work involved in this one, if you are not exercising already then you need to start. You can’t just jump into a vigorous routine though, if you are stretched for time then go for a one hour walk a day, non-stop, no stopping to talk to people along the way and wasting the hour, one hour of solid walking. This will start to have a dramatic effect when combined with the other fast
If you are already exercising then you need to take it to the next level, either increase the intensity or the frequency of your workouts, maybe add a one hour walk onto the days where you don’t go to the gym as well.
Eating breakfast – some people think that skipping meals will help them to lose weight, wrong! Skipping breakfast is the biggest mistake people make. When you wake up your body is conserving energy as it doesn’t know if and when you will eat again. By eating breakfast you are telling it that food is available and your metabolism increases so you actually burn up more fat during the rest of the day.
Drink lots of water – water has lots of health benefits so we know we should drink it, but did you also know it is an appetite suppressant? If you are hungry you can drink water and it will fill you up so you are less hungry, try to drink about 8 glasses a day to get the best effects.
Eat lots of fibre – fibre fills you up just like water so that you feel less hungry and are less likely to snack. An added benefit is that it cleanses out your system so that you feel less bloated and stuffy and it gets rid of old waste in your system to help you feel better, when you feel better you are more likely to exercise!
Replace snacks – trying to cut down on snacking is actually counterintuitive, you need to have lots of small meals during the day rather than 3 large meals, so snacking is important. The problem is snacking on the wrong things.
If you try to stop snacking you will more than likely lose the battle with your willpower! You have to replace it so you get the psychological satisfaction of snacking but you are doing it in a healthy way. Try eating nuts & dried fruit during the day instead of chocolate.
If you follow these fast