To lose weight and live healthy you most likely need to make a few changes to your life. Perhaps you are eating too much junk food or not getting enough exercise for example.
Whatever you do you must not fall for the lies spouted by the latest celebrity fad diet. The claims rarely live up to the hype, with many of these diets found to be dangerous.
Read on to find out some tips that actually work:
#1: Don’t make drastic changes
Of course you will likely need to make changes to see results but making drastic changes overnight will not work.
If you think you can cut out junk food overnight, or run a marathon without any training then you are likely to be in for a shock as it is not going to happen.
You need to build yourself up these changes, cut back on the junk instead of banning it entirely, and do a little exercise each day.
These small changes will add up over time and you will soon find it making a huge difference to how you look and feel.
#2: Don’t give up anything
We all have those favourite foods that we cannot say no too.
Well, if you decide you are never going to eat that particular food again you are likely to struggle.
What will happen is that over time the cravings will increase until you just can’t say no anymore. When this occurs you will likely overindulge and ruin any good work done previously.
Instead allow yourself these treats, but make sure you do not allow yourself to go overboard with the portion sizes.
#3: Stop counting calories
While calorie counting is a proven way to lose weight it is certainly not a fun way.
Chances are you will get quite stressed having to note down every calorie consumed.
Instead try to stick to foods that are full of nutrients rather than foods low in calories. You will find that those high in nutrients are often low in calories anyway.
#4: Don’t join an expensive gym
That is unless you plan on going regularly, which can be quite difficult with our busy lifestyles.
Instead try to workout at home, there are plenty of home workouts you can do. Plus there are plenty of ways that you can increase your activity levels and therefore burn calories without joining a gym.
For example, you could walk to the shops instead of taking the car, or using the stairs instead of the elevator.
To lose weight and live healthy you do not need to make drastic changes to your life. The above tips will certainly make a big difference to the numbers you see on the scale, and how you look.
Give them a try and leave a comment below if you found the advice helpful.