10 Weight loss Tips for a healthier you

  1. Weigh yourself once a week at the same time of the day. Make sure your scales are accurate. If you weigh yourself more often, you are just weighing changes in fluid balance.
  2. Set yourself a realistic weight loss target. As a guide, you should aim for a 5% weight loss target in 3 months. For example, if you weigh 15stone (95Kg), a 5% weight loss target is 10.9 lbs (4.9kg).
  3. Set yourself 3-4 SMART dietary and activity goals. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely.
  4. Eat regular meals. Skipping meals sets you up for overeating at your next meal
  5. Plan your meals. Start with 3-4 days in advance, but work up to 7 days. I have put together some ideas in my summer weight loss plan which can help get you started. http://www.cambridgedietitian.co.uk/new-summer-weight-loss-plan
  6. Use a smaller plate. Fill half your plate with veg/salad, aim for a fist size portion of starchy foods and a palm-size portion of meat
  7. Make healthier food choices. Try to keep your meals and snacks low in fat and sugar. Eat fruit and/or vegetables/salad and starchy foods at each meal
  8. Keep a track of your food intake. Use a food diary, an app or track portions. It helps you to see what you are eating and can identify unhelpful eating patterns such as missing meals or mindless nibbling.
  9. Get support. We all need encouragement for many things in our life and losing weight is no exception.
  10. Get active. People who successfully lose weight and keep it off, keep their activity levels high alongside healthy eating. Choose an activity you enjoy.

To find out more about how I can help you lose weight, book a FREE 15-minute telephone appointment with me https://www.cambridgedietitian.co.uk/contact/

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