Thinking of losing weight? Weight loss is a journey that with hard work and dedication can easily be achieved. Losing weight will not only help you physically but it can also help you mentally. With gradual weight loss, you will start to feel more confident about yourself, feel less stressed, have higher self-esteem and improve mobility.
There are plenty of ways in which you can lose weight. You can improve your diet, start to exercise more, reduce your alcohol intake and try not to overeat and finish other people’s meals when they don’t eat them. Red light therapy devices can accelerate weight loss if you want to go down the route of new treatments.
To help you with your journey on weight loss and make it that little easier for you, below are our top tips on losing weight.
Try to exercise more often
Exercise has a direct correlation to weight loss. Essentially the more you exercise the more weight you are likely to lose – as long as you are not overeating more. The more you exercise during the week, the more calories you will burn, putting you into a calorie deficit. The greater the deficit is each day, the more weight you are likely to lose. The number of calories that you will burn when exercising will vary depending on the workout you are doing and how long you do it. For example, an hour of squash can burn over 1000 calories, whereas a run will burn around 600 calories. This doesn’t mean running isn’t as good, it’s just a different way of exercising. Another tip would be to exercise with a friend. This way you can both hold each other accountable and motivate yourselves to go out and exercise together. This could be in the form of playing a sport together like tennis or going to the gym, joining a sports team or running together.
Improve your diet
You will have heard this a number of times “you are what you eat” and this couldn’t be any more true. When trying to lose weight, alongside increasing how much you exercise, your diet is one of the most important things to look at. If you have an unhealthy diet, you are likely to feel sluggish, unwell at times and fatigued. A good diet helps you feel more awake, and positive and you’ll lose weight at the same time. Aim to eat five pieces of fruit and vegetables a day alongside drinking plenty of water. Whenever you have a meal, try to add some levels of green to it, this way you know you are benefitting from the nutrients goods food brings. If you are unsure of the nutritional benefits of what you are eating, there are plenty of apps you can download which will help you track and explain the positives and negatives of what you are eating.
Reduce your alcohol intake
When you are trying to lose weight, you want to take a look at your overall lifestyle and see where the bad habits are creeping in. Alcohol can be a big contributor to gaining weight and this affects many people. We know it may be hard to completely stop drinking alcohol – as let’s face it, we enjoy a drink (or two) on a Friday or Saturday night – but reducing the amount you drink can have a big benefit to your life and help you lose weight. Moderation is the key work here. Enjoy a few drinks instead of drinking too much and have a drink in moderation. The better you get at this, the more weight you are likely to lose and the quicker you feel better about yourself.
We’ve all been there, our partner has just said they are full leaving half the meal on their plate and then we go and eat the rest. This is overindulging and if we’ve finished our meal, do we really need another? When you are losing weight this can be detrimental, so try and reduce the number of times you finish your partner’s meal alongside your own. Sure you can do it every now and then – especially if it was the perfect meal – however try to cut it down.
We hope the above four tips give you some insight into losing weight. Have you got any tips that you would like to share? Which of the above four tips did you find most useful? Is there anything you would like to add that will benefit our readers? Let us know in the comment box below.