Weight-loss tricks

I know how daunting the weight-loss mission can be. I tried the magic, secret fat-burning seeds that may or may not just be a placebo laxative. I tried the soup diets that made me drop a whole lot of water weight that I regained as soon as I ate solid food.

So, how did I get the weight-loss thing down?

I stopped with the fad diets and magic pills that were going to rid me of all of my fat in minutes and followed a healthy plan.

I adopted these simple tips into my everyday life to change the way I did weight loss for good.

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1. Get up

I sit behind a desk for a big chunk of my day, and I am willing to bet that you do too.

We often get so wrapped up in our work that we forget to move at all. Even when you are swamped at the office, you can stay active with a 10-minute break to wake you and your body up.

Take a quick walk at lunchtime, or stretch yourself out in your office, just as long as you move. This is a great way to get the blow flowing and there is nothing lovelier than soaking up a little sunshine out of the office.

2. Eat your greens

One thing that I’ve totally fallen in love with is munching on green vegetables throughout the day.

The misconception that you need to reserve veggies for dinner time is silly, and I’ve ditched ham and cheese sarmies for an actual meal at lunch time. I have a protein source, good carb and green veggies for three of my six meals that I eat during the day and it works wonders.

Eating fresh fruit and vegetables as a daily staple will go a long way for helping your weight loss journey along. Better yet, vegetables and fruit are low-calorie, high water, and loaded with fibre to help aid a healthy digestive system. Win–win!

3. Enjoy your meals

While on the topic of food, it is so important that you actually enjoy the meals that you are eating. Sure, I eat similar meals on a daily basis, but my meals are all tasty and full of flavour. I don’t deprive myself of anything and I definitely don’t starve myself.

That way, I don’t feel the need to binge on the bad stuff and I’m not feeling awful because I don’t get enough food to eat. Making healthy choices makes all the difference for weight loss, so choose fresh over fast food every time.

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