In Exercise, Nutrition, Wellbeing

Are you doing the basics?

Here are 5 weight loss tips to consider:

  • Track food intake and exercise

Keeping a food diary or monitoring your calorie intake/expenditure via an app can aid the tracking of macro/micronutrients and reduce the risk of underreporting. This is common problem amongst people who want to lose weight. Expending more calories than you consume is vital for reducing body fat. Tracking your physical activity therefore allows you to monitor your output effectively.

  • Stop drinking calories (fruit juices)

Although fruit provides many vitamins and minerals, the sugar content in fruit juices and other sweetened beverages can impact your goals massively. Drinking large amounts may carry the same risk of abdominal fat gain. They contain fructose, which can make you gain weight if consumed in excess. Opt for lemon/lime water to limit calorie intake.

  • Lift weights

Resistance training is most important for preserving or gaining muscle. A combination of resistance training and aerobic exercise yields greatest results and decreases visceral fat. Your body continues to burn calories days after bouts of resistance exercise which, when carried out on it own, aerobic exercise is limited to calorie expenditure for that bout alone. .

  • Don’t skip the cardio

One of the best ways to burn calories, reduce body fat and improve health. Frequency of aerobic exercise is key to achieving the desired results.

  • Eat plenty of soluble fibre

This helps slow down digestion and leads to feelings of satiety. Weight loss is promoted as the urge to eat decreases. The hunger hormone becomes less active

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