Simple habits that support weight loss

Apart from following a stringent exercise routine and specific diet plan that is aimed at weight loss, there are many other habits that you could consider adopting, to reach your weight-loss targets. Here are some of them.

Drink water and be well hydrated

Many people often mistake thirst for hunger so a good way to combat eating when you really don’t need to, is to ensure that you are well hydrated and energised throughout the day. Keep a water bottle with you at all times as a reminder to hydrate.

Avoid eating in front of the television

Snacking and dining whilst in front of the television can easily distract us from keeping to our portion size. This can also apply to the number of beverages we consume, so stay aware.

Limit junk food

Reduce the number of sugary and high calorie snacks and treats that you consume weekly. You can save yourself from taking in hundreds of unnecessary calories.

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Consider making one small change at a time, beginning with the one that seems the easiest for you. Remember that making a few simple changes toward a healthy lifestyle, can make a big difference to attaining/ maintaining a healthy weight as well as overall health.

Get a physical trainer

If you do not know where to start or how to put a suitable workout routine together for yourself, seek the assistance of a physical trainer. There may be many available at your local gym.

See a dietician

If you need help in creating a diet plan of healthy and balanced meals, seek the help of a dietician.

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