At the end of “Detty” December comes clean January with her long days and the reality of the extra 5kg of Christmas rice.
The holidays have come to an end and the scales are falling from our eyes. With the extra fad diets and unreasonable myths and concoctions in the weight loss industry, it is hard not to lose weight.
Here are five weight loss tips that are guaranteed to work for you.
Intermittent fasting involves moving in cycles between periods of eating and fasting. This pattern focuses on limiting your meals and snacks to a specific time window - typically between 6 and 8 hours of the day. For example, 16: 8 fasting involves restricting food intake to just 8 hours per day and fasting for the remaining 16 hours. Other types involve fasting for 24 hours once or twice per week or cutting calorie intake a few days per week but eating normally during the others.
Most people practise intermittent fasting for weight loss. However, it has been associated with many health benefits.
Select a pattern that works with your schedule and begin your weight loss journey.
Control the urge to have a drink with your meal. Sugar is bad, but sugar in liquid form is even worse. Studies show that calories from liquid sugar may be the single most fattening aspect of the modern diet.
Keep in mind that this applies to fruit juice as well, which contains a similar amount of sugar as a soft drink like Coke. Eat a whole fruit, but limit or avoid fruit juice altogether. Get rid of added sugar as much as possible. Your cereal is sweet enough and that tea works better without sugar.
With the increased hustle and bustle in the world, sleep has become a luxury only the rich or lazy can afford. Sleep is highly underrated and it is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Research has shown that poor sleep is one of the strongest risk factors for obesity. Also, the more time you spend sleeping, the less time you spend eating.
Several people just can’t help themselves. If you want to lose that extra pound, learn to listen to your body. When you’re are full, stop eating.
However, if you experience overpowering cravings and can't seem to curb your eating, no matter how hard you try, you may suffer from addiction. Please, seek professional help. Trying to lose weight without first combating food addiction is next to impossible.
What you’ll gain if you do not exercise is extra weight. It is the new year, and several resolutions are flowing. This is the perfect opportunity to begin working out. All it takes are baby steps. You don’t have to register in a gym immediately. Begin by taking 10,000 steps every day, walking to your bus stop, having a 5-minute dance session every one hour. Do anything to keep you moving and watch the weight melt away.