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Are you constantly trying to shift the pounds but plagued by yo-yo dieting? Sick of countless diets that leave you feeling drained and frustrated? These 6 lifestyle tips will put you firmly in the fast lane for ditching the inches – and there’s no dieting involved!

  1. Don’t skip meals – when trying to lose weight it is important to keep your blood sugar levels balanced, otherwise insulin spikes and sugar dips will leave us craving for the next sugary hit. By eating regular meals it is much easier to maintain this balance and keep the cravings, that potentially lead to weight gain, at bay.

 

  1. Safe snacking – when we are feeling peckish in-between meals, aim for snacks containing protein, and avoid those high in refined sugar and carbohydrates. This will leave us feeling fuller for longer and will keep those all-important blood sugar levels on an even keel. Protein bars, nuts, and veggies with hummus are all good choices. Fruit is also great but does contain sugar – try having some nuts or nut butter with fruit, as this protein portion will ensure the sugar enters our bloodstream at a much slower pace.

 

  1. Breakfast shots – try a lemon and ginger shot at breakfast to speed up your metabolism, digestion and weight loss. Ginger helps to speed up the metabolism by raising the temperature of the body, and gives a helping hand to the digestive system by regulating the movement of food. By adding the alkalising properties of lemon you’ll be helping your body to achieve its optimal healthy weight. To make this yummy shot juice some ginger, a wedge of lemon, and a pear – add a sprinkling of cinnamon for an extra kick!

 

  1. Keep yourself watered – aim to drink 1.5 to 2 litres of water per day to make sure every cell in your body is getting an adequate supply. Keeping hydrated is essential for your overall health, to ensure toxins are flushed from the body, and vital nutrients are delivered to your cells. Drinking water is also known to keep hunger at bay!

 

  1. Exercise regularly – implementing a regular exercise routine that you enjoy will make it easier to reach your weight loss goals. Yoga, pilates, and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) have all been shown to produce fantastic results, as well as producing many other benefits for the body. Engaging in exercise also produces chemicals called endorphins, which leave us feeling happy and less stressed – a true winner for ensuring we stay on the right path!

 

  1. Complex carbs – swap simple carbs, such as white bread, pasta, and baked goods for complex carbs, such as quinoa, brown rice, lentils, beans and sweet potatoes. Simple carbohydrates are absorbed very quickly, causing a blood sugar spike and only a short burst of energy, whereas complex ones are absorbed more slowly, supplying you with a steady stream of energy throughout the day. Complex carbs are also a great source of fibre, which will leave you feeling fuller for longer and not reaching for those after dinner treats.

 

Are you constantly trying to shift the pounds but plagued by yo-yo dieting? Sick of countless diets that leave you feeling drained and frustrated? These 6 lifestyle tips will put you firmly in the fast lane for ditching the inches – and there’s no dieting involved!

  1. Don’t skip meals – when trying to lose weight it is important to keep your blood sugar levels balanced, otherwise insulin spikes and sugar dips will leave us craving for the next sugary hit. By eating regular meals it is much easier to maintain this balance and keep the cravings, that potentially lead to weight gain, at bay.

 

  1. Safe snacking – when we are feeling peckish in-between meals, aim for snacks containing protein, and avoid those high in refined sugar and carbohydrates. This will leave us feeling fuller for longer and will keep those all-important blood sugar levels on an even keel. Protein bars, nuts, and veggies with hummus are all good choices. Fruit is also great but does contain sugar – try having some nuts or nut butter with fruit, as this protein portion will ensure the sugar enters our bloodstream at a much slower pace.

 

  1. Breakfast shots – try a lemon and ginger shot at breakfast to speed up your metabolism, digestion and weight loss. Ginger helps to speed up the metabolism by raising the temperature of the body, and gives a helping hand to the digestive system by regulating the movement of food. By adding the alkalising properties of lemon you’ll be helping your body to achieve its optimal healthy weight. To make this yummy shot juice some ginger, a wedge of lemon, and a pear – add a sprinkling of cinnamon for an extra kick!

 

  1. Keep yourself watered – aim to drink 1.5 to 2 litres of water per day to make sure every cell in your body is getting an adequate supply. Keeping hydrated is essential for your overall health, to ensure toxins are flushed from the body, and vital nutrients are delivered to your cells. Drinking water is also known to keep hunger at bay!

 

  1. Exercise regularly – implementing a regular exercise routine that you enjoy will make it easier to reach your weight loss goals. Yoga, pilates, and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) have all been shown to produce fantastic results, as well as producing many other benefits for the body. Engaging in exercise also produces chemicals called endorphins, which leave us feeling happy and less stressed – a true winner for ensuring we stay on the right path!

 

  1. Complex carbs – swap simple carbs, such as white bread, pasta, and baked goods for complex carbs, such as quinoa, brown rice, lentils, beans and sweet potatoes. Simple carbohydrates are absorbed very quickly, causing a blood sugar spike and only a short burst of energy, whereas complex ones are absorbed more slowly, supplying you with a steady stream of energy throughout the day. Complex carbs are also a great source of fibre, which will leave you feeling fuller for longer and not reaching for those after dinner treats.