How to make weight loss last

So, you’ve gained a bit of weight back, I understand how that feels all too well. In fact, 50 per cent of dieting women say that within six months, they’ve gained back any weight they had lost. If you’re tired of yo-yo diets and not seeing results, here are some ways to make your weight loss last.

Make the fat work for you

I know, call me crazy but this is actually insanely effective. I’m serious, your flab can help you drop the weight and it is because of our ‘brown fat’ deposits. There are two different kinds of fat in our bodies, the white fat that we need to get rid of, and the brown fat that actually burns calories. The good fat is powerful because it is full of mitochondria, which is the parts of cells that generate heat. This mini fat-burning furnace in your body can devour up to 20-percent of your body’s calories and that means you’re burning fat.

How do you start the furnace? Well, exercise is just one fantastic way to set that brown fat into fat-burning mode. Working out releases a hormone called irisin, which converts white fat into brown fat. So, get your sweat on for half an hour at least five days a week to fuel the fat burn fire.

Stop people pleasing

You know that your eating plan doesn’t have space for dessert, but your friends are tucking in and telling you how great it is, plus you don’t want to be the odd one out. If you give in, you’ve just become a people pleaser and it is surprising how much weight we gain that way. Studies show that women who struggle with guilt, anxiety and anger are impulsive and disorganised, but are also heavier than women on a more even keel.

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We don’t all share the same metabolism, so stop eating whatever the rest are having – it will just make you a people pleaser who has cheated on her diet.

Source: Trifocus Personal Training Certificate textbook

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