HERE ARE THE 10 BEST WAYS TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT
1. Work out how many calories you need per day to lose weight
Everybody burns a different amount of energy per day depending on their height, weight, age, gender and activity level. By getting a rough estimate on how many calories you will burn per day you will have a great starting point on what you should and shouldn’t be eating to help you lose weight. There are many calorie calculators online for you to find this out.
2. Create a routine
The best way to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight is to create a routine of healthy eating. This way it becomes automatic and you break the bad habits of eating junk food. This is extremely difficult to do but once you can achieve this, you will get long term results! The same with gaining weight, losing weight happens over a period of time. This is down to your daily habits and routines which are either helping you gain weight or helping you lose weight. Once you can create a healthy routine the weight will fall off you and it will also allow you to maintain a healthy weight and a long lasting healthy lifestyle.
3. Be consistent
Consistency is key!! This is the most important factor in losing weight. You must stay consistent over a period of time to get great results. Unfortunately there is no magic formula or magic pill that can make you lose 3 stone over night. It takes time so you need to find a way that works for you that will help you stay consistent and to help you get the results you want! Dont believe the fad diets that will tell you that you can lose 2 stone in a week. To get any realistic results you should aim to be consistent over a 4/8/12 week period depending on how much you need to lose.
Exercise will speed up your results! If you can be consistent with eating healthy and have a regular exercise routine over a period of time you will see faster results. Exercise also improves your mental state and you are far less likely to over indulge if you have ‘put in the work’ in your exercise routine. You will burn more calories with your exercise creating a greater daily calorie deficit that ultimately will help you burn fat faster!
5. Enjoy the foods you love
To stay consistent you must enjoy the food you love! If you enjoy the foods that you are eating it will allow you to be far more consistent and in the long run will help you lose far more weight. It will also prevent food cravings and prevent you from rebounding and eating 10x more than you should! Everything in moderation! If you use point one and you know how many calories you should be eating, you can fit in the foods that you love with the correct portions and still lose weight!
6. Get plenty of sleep
There are proven studies that sleep is related to wellness and weightloss. Lack of sleep increases the hunger hormones which is why when you have a restless night you can feel constantly hungry and it is extremely easy to pick up that sugary or savoury snack! Sleep is vital for your success and wellbeing. It also links to point number 8 where it can help you reduce your stress levels preventing you from comfort eating and piling on the pounds.
7. Use the MyFitnessPal App to track your calories
This is a fantastic app where you can scan your foods to see how many calories you are actually taking in per day. It helps you have a better understanding on your daily food intake and where you may be going wrong. We highly recommend MyFitnessPal!
8. Reduce stress
Similar to a lack of sleep an increase in stress increases your levels of cortisol. This is where comfort eating comes into play. When you are extremely stressed you are more likely to choose unhealthy options rather than the healthy option. To decrease stress you can exercise (win win!!) or try a form of meditation to stop you from overeating!
9. Understand portion control
Knowledge is power! The more you understand about portion control and what you need the more likely you are to be successful on your weight loss journey. Many many people misinterpret their portion sizes and can be consuming far too many calories than what they should be. Just take a look at the photo of the nuts below and you can see how easy it is to over consume!
If you want to learn more about portion control you can check our blog https://resultplan.com/understanding-portion-control-?/
10. Create a goal
You are far more likely to succeed if you set yourself a target and a goal. You can then track and improve as you move forward with your healthy eating. By having a plan you are more likely to stay on track, create a healthy routine and be consistent.
All of these factors will contribute to long term weight loss success and we really hope this helps you!
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