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Top 5 Tips for Weight Loss

Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for good health and reducing the likelihood of developing weight-related health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol etc.

Here are some useful tips on how to reduce your weight steadily over time. It’s recommended that you aim to lose approximately 1-2 lbs per week, this means the weight loss process should be more achievable and most importantly- maintainable, instead of ‘yo-yo’ dieting.

  • The recommended calorie intake for the average adult male is around 2500 kcal
  • The recommended calorie intake for the average adult woman is around 2000 kcal

Top 5 Tips

1- Breakfast

Breakfast will help to kickstart your metabolism for the day and give you essential nutrients which you’ll need throughout the day. Skipping breakfast will not help you lose weight and may result in snacking on sugary snacks throughout the morning and hamper your weight loss efforts


2- Regular Eating Times

Eating regular planned meals/snacks throughout the day, this will reduce mindless grazing on high fat and sugary foods. Eating every 2-3 hours will maintain a steady calorie intake throughout the day and helps maintain your metabolic rate. Things like fruit, nuts, etc are good snacks to have throughout the day as they are high in fibre and contain protein- both of which will keep you fuller and banish cravings


3- Increase Exercise

Introducing regular exercise will help speed up your weight loss and strengthen your muscles as well your general fitness. It is key to losing weight and keeping it off. Exercise will burn the excess calories consumed that cutting from the diet alone will not achieve. You don’t have to join a gym to do this, making small changes such as walking to work etc can make a big difference over time


4- Drink Water

Increase your water intake to at least 2-3L a day. Sometimes people confuse thirst with hunger increasing fluid intake will get fat cells moving as well as helping to reduce excess calorie intake


5- Support

There are various weight loss support groups available nationwide. Losing weight can seem less daunting and more achievable when it’s in a supportive environment surrounded by like-minded people




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