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Tips For Weight Loss
Weight loss tips
Follow our top ten weight loss tips for weight loss success
Weight loss tips : exercise regularly - at least three times a-week
Research has shown that any amount of exercise will improve your health and fitness. As one of our ten tips for weight loss, we recommend you enjoy moderate intensity activity for at least 30 minutes, five times a week, or maintain vigourous intensity activities for at least 20 minutes, three times a week or more. Moderate intensity activities could be anything from swimming to going for a brisk walk. Vigourous intensity activities include riding a bike across hilly terrain, or running. A good indicator of measuring intensity is the 'talk-test'. If you can talk normally while engaged in the activity, but working too hard to sing, this is probably moderate intensity. However, if you are out-of-breath and finding it difficult to talk, you are probably working at a more vigourous intensity.
Weight loss tips : drink plenty of water - at least two litres per day
Drinking plenty of water is the second of our weight loss tips and really important for those trying to lose weight. All functions within our bodies require the presence of water. A well hydrated body enables these functions to operate more efficiently. Incredible as it may seem, water is possibly the most important tip for weight loss. It naturally suppresses the appetite and will help the body to metabolise fat but raising your metabolic rate by around 3%, which will help you to burn fat. Read more in our article about the importance of water .
Weight loss tips : eat smaller portions - put less carbs on your plate
It's not what you eat, but how much you eat that makes a big difference to our weight loss tips. Losing weight is not just about paying attention to the calories you consume, but being able to correctly determine a healthy portion size. This will help you to reduce your weight by not unintentionally overeating. Start sensibly: eating a couple less potatoes than usual will help.
Weight loss tips : increase your strength: practice more strength exercises
You may be suprised to read that intensive strength training preserves lean body mass whilst helping you to shift fat is an effective tip for losing weight. Those who lift weight and do other strength training exercises such as push-ups and squats may not lose pounds, but they shed fat. Try adding some strength training exercises into your regular routine. Check out our Exercise Library for more inspiration.
Weight loss tips : step up to the challenge - take more steps in your day
The experts at the Journal of the American Medical Society recommends we all take 10,000 steps a day, which in a week should burn at least 3500 extra calories. If you put your mind to it, this one of our most achievable tips to weight loss. Read more in our article about how...