Day 10 - Weight loss tips

Losing weight can be difficult and we all need a little bit of advice sometimes to help us on our way.

1. Drink more water.

Because water is involved in many metabolic processes in your body, being dehydrated has the potential to slow your metabolism down, which can hamper weight loss.

There’s also a theory that having a glass of water before a meal can make you feel satisfied faster, meaning you eat less calories.

2. Be prepared.

When hunger strikes, dieters can often fall off track by opting for sugary snacks to curb cravings. Having healthy but filling snacks at the ready can prevent this.

Similarly, planning meals can keep you on track and stop you binging. It’s also easier to manage a calorie deficit if you’re planning ahead.

 

When eating out at restaurants, it’s a good idea to have a look at menus before to ensure you make healthy choices. However it is also good to a have a treat now and then!

3. Exercise more.

Adding more activity to your daily routine – walking to work or using the stairs – is a sure fire way to aid weight loss. Weight lifting is also really important to stop your body losing muscle mass.

4. Sleep more.

Getting your eight hours shut eye is just as important as your diet and exercise routine when it comes to weight loss. In a study by the University of Leeds,  1,615 adults reported how long they slept and kept records of food intake. Those who slept for six hours or less a night had waists that were on average 1.1 inches (3cm) larger than those who slept for nine hours. Wow! A reason for more lie ins.

 

Check back tomorrow to see what treats are in store!