We all reach a point where we decide that maybe it’s time to lose some holiday weight, and start working towards our ‘summer bodies’. But if you want to lose weight, it’s important to do so healthily and safely.
So to help you reach your ideal weight, but in a healthy way, here are some tips to help you on your journey!
Drink lots of water
Most of us don’t drink enough water, and it’s super important to stay hydrated if you want to stay healthy. Drinking more water is always a good idea, but even more so if you’re trying to lose weight.
Before meals, have a glass of water, and this will fill you up a bit. This is a good way to stop yourself from overeating.
Everyone always says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s true!
Even if you’re not normally a breakfast person, make sure you get something to eat in the morning.
Remember, you haven’t eaten anything all night, so by morning, your body actually starts to think it’s starving! As a result it slows down your metabolism, and builds up your appetite, which is the last thing you want if you’re trying to lose weight.
Swap lunch and dinner around
It’s become normal for us to have a big meal at the end of the day, but if you want to start losing a few pounds, you should consider having a lighter dinner.
When you eat a massive meal at the end of the day, you don’t have long to work it all off, and so it just turns to fat, without being burnt.
If you like to have a big meal during the day and don’t want to forego that, make lunch your biggest meal. That way, you’ll have all afternoon to burn the calories.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with fruit
If you’re the sort of person that loves sweet treats and desserts, try substituting your usual sweet treat or pudding with fruit. It’s a great way to end a meal, it’s a lot less calorific than other sugary treats, and it’s good for you!