5 Things To Do When You Want To Lose Weight The Healthy Way

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Summer is shimmering its way to towards us, and for some, that may bring joy and sighs of relief. Whereas for others it brings the sense of dread. Our summer body is still lost in our winter fur. Well, if you’ve finally decided to bite the bullet and shift those last couple of pounds, look no further. Here are five things to do when you want to lose weight healthily:

1. Eat more

You probably feel like you should do the opposite of this right? Cut down all your food and barely eat if you want to lose weight. But you need to be eating lots of protein, healthy fats and vegetables to lose weight healthily. I cannot stress the importance of protein, it can actually help to boost your metabolism! Which will help you to burn fat faster! By having a high protein diet, you are also banishing those obsessive food thoughts by a whopping sixty percent! Try eating low carb vegetables, this includes broccoli, celery,  and cucumber. But also load up on healthy fats such as avocado, dark chocolate, and fish!

2. Ditch the fizz

I know energy drinks and fizzy drinks can help to give you a real energy boost, but they are filled with sugar. They’re not only bad if you’re trying to lose weight, but also has an impact on your dental hygiene. Fizzy drinks are usually filled with sugar and chemicals with almost no nutritional value. Drinking just two measly fizzy drinks a week can increase your insulin levels, which isn’t good news for your pancreas. A study revealed that those who drank fizzy drinks saw their waistlines expand three times more than those who didn’t. One can of coke a day is equal to putting on a stone in a year. Give up the bubbles.

3. Exercise

This is a no brainer. You need to squat, sit up, run and swim. But don’t just focus on cardio, make your core strong. Try lifting weights three times a week! Just make sure to properly warm up so you don’t pull a muscle. Whether you use hand weights or one of those big scary gym machines. (It took me a whole year at a gym to be brave enough to walk my lycra legs into the weights section). But, by lifting weights you help to prevent your metabolism from slowing down which is a common side effect of losing weight.

4. Plan food ahead

If you don’t plan ahead, it’s hard to stay dedicated to a diet. After a long day of work you really don’t want to walk to a supermarket to pick up your ingredients and then spend an hour cooking. So you look towards Deliveroo or Ubereats. Next thing you know the diet is long forgotten and your local Chinese knows your order off by heart. Plan all your meals and do a weekly shop to help you stay on track.

5. Drink water 

Simple and essential. Water is so important, it keeps you energized and hydrated, but it can be a great tool in tricking your brain into thinking you’re full. Try drinking water half an hour before every meal!

But remember every size is beautiful, as long as you’re happy and smiling, you are ready for any occasion!


  • dreamofadventures

    Healthy snacking also helps =o) I love some almonds at work to snack on


    • Lisa Collins

      Hahaha I’m constantly snacking at work! I just finished eating a whole pack of melon fingers! Almonds are delicious and filled with energy! Do you have any other tips?

  • Gemma Roberts

    Great tips!


    • Lisa Collins

      Glad you liked them Gemma, do you have any tips of your own?

  • Alexis deZayas

    Love the tip about drinking water before every meal!


    • Lisa Collins

      Water is the best for weight loss, if you’re craving a fruit juice or just starting to get bored of water, try changing it up by adding some pieces of fruit to it, like slices of lemon or orange! Do you have any tips of your own?

  • Izzy Bruning

    Such great tips!!!
    Izzy | http://www.pinchofdelight.com

  • Tuedor Wright

    Like it

  • Isabel Lee Rosson

    Fizzy drinks, even diet ones, are also awful for your bones because of the phosphoric acid in them! Another great weight loss tip and a way to replace that diet coke, is to drink a few glasses of green tea a day, it helps to curb appetite, while giving you a small dose of caffeine and antioxidants! I personally love yaupon green tea because its so environmentally friendly.

    • Lisa Collins

      I love green tea, I have completely cut out fizzy drinks but still occasionally drink juice, I am loving oolong tea right now. Caffeine in green teas give energy out over a longer period of time in smaller doses which make them much better for sufferers of anxiety too. Thank you for the comment!

  • peonies passionfruit

    Love these tips, thanks for sharing

    Eme| http://www.peoniesandpassionfruit.com

    • Lisa Collins

      Thanks Emel, do you have any tips of your own?

      • peonies passionfruit

        Snacking smartly, like having a handful of nuts like cashews or almonds daily as not only are you snacking but also stocking up on essential nutrients too which helps weight loss :)

  • daphne siy

    Eat more?? Cool!


    • Lisa Collins

      Haha we’re dreaming right!