Have no fear, there really are a few tips and tricks that can help you lose weight without a strict diet or a punishing regime at the gym. I was pretty sceptical too but actually, the more you do these things, the healthier you’ll be and the more weight you’ll lose. It’s a win-win!
#1 Don’t skip breakfast
Breakfast is seriously important, it literally breaks the fast that you’ve been in while sleeping, and there is some research that suggests it starts your metabolism and that skipping it makes you gain weight, while it’s not proven, we think we’re more likely to reach for a slab of rocky road at 10am if we haven’t had a nutritional breakfast at 7!
#2 Take the stairs
Sometimes you just want to stand on the escalator, or take the lift, or get a cab, no matter how short the distance. Try to walk up the escalator and take the stairs where possible, the discomfort is minimal and simply doing a little more activity will help you lose weight.
#3 Crave smart
What are you really craving? It’s important to find out, because your cravings could be your body’s way of telling you what you have a deficiency in. If you crave chocolate you probably need raw nuts and vegetables, even though they aren’t as appetising! Here’s a list of all the food swaps you can make when you have cravings!
#4 Eat carbs earlier
It’s easier for our bodies to digest carbs earlier in the day, so try to avoid pigging out on carb heavy meals late in the evening!
#5 Carry an emergency stash with you
You need snacks, girl! But you need wholesome snacks. Keep a stash of hummus, carrots, delicious and nutritious breakfast bars (for your cocoa fix) fruits, nuts and seeds. You’ll find yourself enjoying these little wholesome snacks.
#6 Drink more water
Aim to drink at least 8 glasses a day, it’ll stop false hunger (feeling hungry when you aren’t actually), will help to clear out toxins from your body and aid digestion. As we always say, add fruit to your water for a zesty twist and don’t underestimate the power of a good herbal tea. Green tea is especially our favourite.
#7 Use smaller plates
Sometimes excess weight gain can be due to large portions, use smaller plates to control the amount you’re eating, you might not feel satisfied after meals but you’ll soon train yourself to eat healthier portion sizes.
#8 Forgive yourself
We all make mistakes, as I write this I’m about to order takeout so don’t feel too bad about indulging in a treat every now and again, if you make sure you remain balanced and drink a lot of water you’ll be ok, just get your fruits and veggies girls!
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