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7 Do’s and Don’ts for weight loss

When it comes to losing weight, forget the word ‘diet’. Weight loss isn’t about speedy dieting, it’s about learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. So here are some tips for you on how to get healthier and slimmer as summer comes to an end. 

DO weigh yourself regularly

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By Dave Davies via Flickr

Stepping on scales makes people more aware of their weight changes. This means that if your weight goes up, you are more likely to figure out what mistakes you’re making and undertake food and exercise changes if required.

 

DON’T let your weight stress you out

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By Abdulmalik Alhawas via Flickr

There is no need to worry if the number on your weight scale keeps going up, your weight can alternate depending on water retention.

 

DO drink lots of water

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By Loria Royce via Flickr

The majority of us are constantly looking for that one amazing product that is a pure magic when it comes to weight loss. Let me cheer you up: it already exists- water. Drinking loads of water throughout the day doesn’t fill you up, but actually, keeps your water weight low. Some studies also show that consuming hot water with lemon first thing in the morning can provide digestive power, increase metabolism and help burn fat. “Physicians recommend drinking warm water in the morning, usually, with a polyphenol-rich lemon immersion, or with a tea shown to decrease free radical activity in the body,” Stella Metsovas, clinical nutritionist and media health expert in Food and Nutrition Sciences, told Medical Daily.

 

DON’T skip meals

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By Ugo Cutilli via Flickr

Skipping meals makes you more prompt to snacking on bad food choices like chocolate or crisps. Exceeding your daily calorie intake runs a much higher risk from nibbling than from actual meals. Food is one of the main energy sources so if you are struggling to move, you are definitely less likely to exercise. And never ever skip breakfast- that’s the main thing that gears up your metabolism for the day.

 

DO prepare healthy snacks 

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By Ann via Flickr

Never know how your day is going to be? Make a habit of planning your meals in advance. Prepare for the apocalypses and pack up some healthy snacks. Eating small healthy snack will help you avoid easy temptations until you can have a proper meal.

 

DON’T go supersize

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By George Kuttner via Flickr

Even super healthy and clean food has to be consumed in moderation. Loads of supersized meals could easily be over 2000 calories, which should normally be a daily intake. Don’t forget that it is hard to loose weight when your calorie consumption is the same as of a Bengal tiger.

 

DO eat 4-5 small meals a day

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By 15Hatfields via Flickr

Smaller, frequent meals will stop your blood sugar levels from swinging. Spiking sugar levels cause muscle loss, which is bad. High lean body mass means your body burns more calories and your metabolism increases. And, because those small meals will keep you full throughout the day, you are less likely to turn to Cookie Monster (leave that transformation for a rare occasion).

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By Hada Del Lago via Flickr

 

 

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