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20 Tips on Losing Weight

There are many techniques that can help you lose weight loss, some techniques are purely dietary, others involve lifestyle changes. Here are 20 tips on losing weight.

  1. Start Intermittent Fasting: This is a cycle of fasting and eating that can also be a type of cleansing which can help weight loss.
  2. Drink Black Coffee without added sugar: Quality coffee has a lot of anti oxidants and health benefits. Coffee can boost your metabolism by up to 10% and increase fat burning by up to 30%.
  3. Drink Green Tea: Green Tea is full of catechins that help burn fat. Green tea also has many health anti-oxidants and health benefits. Green tea can also be taken as a supplement tablet.
  4. Increase of fresh fruit and vegetable intake: Fresh fruit and vegetables are low in calories and high in fibre and water, making you feel full easily without taking in many calories.  Fresh fruit and vegetables are also packed with nutrients and vitamins, contributing to a health diet.
  5. Make sure you are getting a good sleep: Sleep is very important to your general health, but is also important for your weight loss. Getting a good quality sleep is very important.
  6. Take Probiotic supplements: Probiotic supplements are known to help reduce fat and contribute to weight loss.  
  7. Add Spices to your food: Spices can boost your metabolism and also help reduce your appetite. Spices have many health benefits and should form an integral part of your every day diet.
  8. Drink water: Drinking water can increase your metabolism by up to 30%, helping you burn more calories all day long. Drinking half a litre of water 30 minutes before your meal, can help you reduce the amount you eat without feeling like you want to eat more. Keep hydrated is important for your overall health.
  9. Have Breakfast – opt for Eggs: Replacing grain based cereals with Eggs can help you help you take in less calories for the next 24 hours. Eggs are a high quality source of protein.
  10. Reduce your Carb intake: Carbohydrates such as bread and pasta should be taken in lower quantities when trying to lose weight. Carbohydrates should be replaced with high protein and high fibre foods.
  11. Increase your fibre intake: Fibre such as Glucomannan can be taken in the forms of Supplements. Studies show that this fibre helps weight loss. Glucomannan absorbs water which is in your digestive system and makes you feel more full, helping you to eat less calories. Try new vegetable based recipes such as our purple cabbage salad, or our turnip and lentil dish.
  12. Increase your Protein intake: Eating a high protein diet can significantly help your weight loss plan. Add a variety of plant based proteins such as fava beans to your daily diet.
  13. Take whey protein powder shakes and supplements: Protein powder is a fast and easy way of increasing your protein intake.
  14. Avoid sugary drinks and store bought juices: Taking Sugar in its liquid form is much worse for weight control than taking ordinary sugar.
  15. Reduce your portion size and Chew more slowly: Using smaller plates and controlling your portions better, can help reduce your calorie intake. Fill your plate first with protein and fresh fruit and vegetables, leaving carbs and fats to the very end. Chewing more slowly gives time to your brain to register when it has taken in sufficient food. Paying attention to every bite will help you take in less calories and actually enjoy your meal even more.
  16. Avoid unnecessary sugars: It is widely known that people generally consume too much sugar, which sugar when in the form of high-fructose corn syrup is associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Drink natural drinks and water to keep healthy.
  17. Avoid processed foods: Processed foods often contain a lot of salt and fats, choosing whole single ingredient foods is very important.
  18. Exercise regularly and lift weights: Cardio or aerobic exercise not only helps you burn calories, but also increases your metabolism and improves your physical health. Dieting can cause a lose of muscle and a metabolic slow down, therefore exercising and also lifting weights can reverse this and significantly help you lose weight in the long term.
  19. Choose whole foods: Foods such as brown bread and pasta are less refined and will therefore have more of their original fibre in them. Refined foods such as white bread and pasta are known to cause blood sugar level spikes which can lead to feeling hungry a few hours later. Therefore if you have to eat carbs, always choose whole foods.
  20. Choose Healthy all the time: Eating healthy starts from what you buy at the supermarket, your healthy choices start there. Choose fruit and nuts over crisps and soda.
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