Have you been trying to lose a few pounds but are finding that whatever you try the results you are seeing are not quite as quick as you had hoped.
With summer just around the corner you may be looking for a few weight loss shortcuts, well you are in luck as below you will find a few tips that will surely speed up your results.
#1: Get some support
If you are trying to lose weight alone without support then you will likely find it more difficult than if you had someone to give you support.
Research has shown that those with support are better able to reach their weight loss goals, but why is that?
Perhaps one reason is that with support you will be able to talk about any issues you are experiencing, so you can get them off your chest before they become a big problem for you.
Some of us when we encounter an issue will turn to food as a form of comfort, which as you can imagine is not the best idea if you are trying to lose weight.
Also, high stress levels can result in your hormone levels becoming messed up, which can result in your body holding onto its fat reserves. Meaning that whatever you try the weight simply will no shift.
#2: Get up off your bum
In this modern world many of us spend way to much time sat on our bottoms.
Whether it is in an office while at work, or lazing in front of the TV, if you are sat you are not burning off many calories, which are necessary for weight loss to occur.
What I would suggest is that you try to stand as much as possible.
Even if your job involves being around a desk all day, there is no reason why you cannot stand occasionally.
#3: Get some more sleep
Did you know that your sleep patterns can also have an impact on your weight?
Well, it is true. With those who get less than the recommended 7 hours of sleep per night more likely to be overweight.
There is a reason for this, and not only because this lack of sleep makes you feel more tired and more likely to reach for food as a pick me up.
A lack of sleep can also have a negative effect on your hormones. For example, ghrelin (the hormone that makes you feel hungry) and leptin (the hormone that tells you that you are full) will not produce as they should.
This is no doubt why you struggle with food cravings the day after you have had a bad nights sleep.