Four tips to help women lose weight
Want to lose a few pounds so you feel and look better? Here are four tips to help women lose weight for life.
There are many reasons why you might want to lose weight. Perhaps you’ve had a baby in the past couple of years and want to shift any stubborn weight gain, You may need to lose weight because of health concerns. Or perhaps you just want to shift some of your extra lockdown pounds!
Whatever your reasons for deciding to lose weight, here are four qiuck tips to help you get started.
1) Work on a diet plan
The first step to reducing your weight is to start working on your diet plan. Eating a balanced, healthy diet is the foundation not just of losing weigh, but maintaining a healthy weight for life. As a starting point, it is good idea to avoid food that contains high carbohydrates.
For example, this incldues fast foods, soft pretzels, ready to eat cereals, milkshakes, cereal bars, cake with frosting, canned fruits, sugary drinks, etc. Instead, plan a diet that is built around home prepared meals made with whole foods. Cook with natural ingredients, and not only will you find it easier to manage your weight, but you’ll feel healthier and have more vitality and energy too.
2) Plan a workout schedule
Losing weight (and keep it off) often requires a two-pronged approach. While what you eat and drink is important, the amount of energy you expend counts too. So as well as planning a healthy diet, look for ways to increase your activity.
There’s no set acitivity you need to do. So if you hate the gym or jogging then don’t do it! Instead find some activity you do enjoy – yoga, swimming, walking, dancing, cycling, martial arts… the choice is endless and you’re bound to find something you like doing.
And liking IS important because again, losing weight isn’t about going on a crash diet for a few weeks then gradually creeping back to old habits. It’s about finding a lifestyle you enjoy and can maintain so you have a helathy body for life.
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3) Stay hydrated
Drinking plenty of water is a great way to help manage your weight. Water flushes out impurities and keeps you hydrated. It also helps to stop you feeling hungry. Drinking water before a meal is thought to be a good strategy to avoid over eating (it’s advised to drink around a quarter a liter of water 30 minutes before your meal).
4) Get a good night’s sleep
Enjoying a healthy and good night’s sleep is another important way to reduce weight. Partly thanks to a lack of quality sleep, as many as 89% of children and 55% of adults suffer from obesity. That’s why health experts recommend getting at least eight hours of sleep.
When you don’t have a good night’s sleep you’re more likely to turn to energy-boosting, high sugar snacks to get you through the day, and can feel much hungrier. So make sure you practice good sleep hygeine as part of any plan to try to lose weight (and maintain a healthy weight for life). CBD products can help with sleep if you really struggle with insomnia.