Did you know that in England over 61% of adults are overweight or obese? If you’d like to get healthier and fitter why not try my simple tips to help with your weight-loss efforts.
Keep a food diary, many of us forget about the food we eat in the car, the latte we drink on the way to work or the children’s leftovers. Why not download and print my example of a food diary so you can keep an accurate record and start to make some changes
Always eat breakfast – even if it is just yoghurt (dairy or non dairy) with some blueberries or strawberries and a tablespoon of raw oats. This provides you with protein and vitamins that will fuel you until lunchtime, as well as counting towards one of your 5 a-day
Or delicious scrambled eggs or tofu eggs for those who have more time for a relaxed breakfast. Protein is a great for making you feel nice and full and both tofu and eggs are packed with protein and a range of 18 vitamins and minerals.
Be mindful, research has shown that not paying attention to our food makes us more prone to snacking later. So put down that phone, tablet, laptop and enjoy what you are eating; How does it look, taste, smell?
Practice portion control. Did you know crisps use to be sold in 25g bags, now it ranges from 30g to 150g (for the large sharing bags). In Briton we polish off six billion packets of crisps a year or almost 100 packets per person, so over our lifetime that’s lots of extra calories!
A recommended portion size of your favourite breakfast cereal is usually 30g. Have you ever weighed out how much you eat. Try this morning, you may be surprised just how much that is
If chocolate is your thing, before you pop a piece in your mouth imagine what it smells like, think about the rich, deep chocolatey taste, how will it feel as it melts and coats your mouth. Then pop that piece in. Doing that simply exercise will make you eat less
Do you have a favourite weight loss tip that you could share?