Now we all know losing weight quickly isn’t that good for you. Hands up who’s tried crash diets and seen the weight creep back quicker than you can say “told you so”, But sometimes we’re all in a hurry to lose a bit of weight.
Follow these tips to shed a few pounds in time for the Summer:
Drink Plenty Of Water
It’s so easy to think you’re hungry when you’re really dehydrated. Next time you’re reaching for a snack, have a glass of water first instead. We need 6-8 glasses of liquid a day to avoid dehydration, even more in hot countries.
Swap Lunch For A Healthy Snack
While skipping meals isn’t a good idea (and can leave you reaching for junk food by tea-time), not everyone needs three full meals a day. If you’re trying to lose weight, swap one meal for a healthy bowl of salad or on-the-go berries and nuts.
Cut Down On The Carbs
The Keto diet continues to be King in the land of fast weight-loss. It works if you can keep to a regime of almost zero carbs and the medical profession is wary about it’s benefits. Rather than go full Keto, try switching potatoes and starchy carbs for salad and green vegetables.
Go Cold Turkey On Sugar
Processed sugar is bad news in so many ways. It boosts our appetites and it’s highly addictive. Lose the pounds by cutting out sugar and your dentist will love you!
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No this doesn’t mean reaching for the biscuit tin. Avoid lapses by keeping your favourite healthy snacks to hand. Treat yourself to a few pieces of dark chocolate or chunks of water melon.
Watch Out For High Calorie Drinks
When it comes to losing weight, drinking water is best. If you can’t quite pass on your morning coffee, opt for the Americano (with a dash of milk if you must). Lattes and cappuccinos add heavy to your calorie intake.
Losing weight in a hurry isn’t easy and there’s always a risk the pounds will pile straight back on as soon as you stop watching what you eat. For long term weight-loss, slow and steady dieting is the key to success. Try making a few changes and let me know how it goes!