On a "diet" but not losing body fat?
Below are some key points to consider whilst trying to lose weight!
1. Don't skip breakfast 🍳
Skipping breakfast won't help you lose weight. You could miss out on essential nutrients and you may end up snacking more throughout the day because you feel hungry.
2. Eat regular meals 🥗
Eating at regular times during the day helps burn calories at a faster rate. It also reduces the temptation to snack on foods high in fat and sugar.
3. Eat plenty of fruit and veg 🥕
Fruit and veg are low in calories and fat, and high in fibre – three essential ingredients for successful weight loss. They also contain plenty of vitamins and minerals. Read up on getting your 5 A DAY.
4. Get more active 🏃♀️ Being active is key to losing weight and keeping it off. As well as providing numerous health benefits, exercise can help burn off the excess calories you can't cut through diet alone. Find an activity you enjoy and are able to fit into your routine.
5. Drink plenty of water 💧
People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger. You can end up consuming extra calories when a glass of water is really what you need.
6. Eat high-fibre foods 🍌
Foods containing lots of fibre can help keep you to feel full, which is perfect for losing weight. Fibre is only found in food from plants, such as fruit and veg, oats, wholegrain bread, brown rice and pasta, and beans, peas and lentils.
Ultimately and quite simply if you consume less calories than you burn, you will lose weight. Tracking your daily calorie intake is by far the most fail safe way of doing this.
Of course there are many different contributing factors and points to consider when changing your diet or lifestyle so please feel free to drop me a message if you want know more, or have any questions