Find out how to lose weight without going on a dreadful diet

how to lose weightFor years now, people have discovered new and easy ways to lose weight and to gain confidence. However, what they don’t tell you is that most diets advertised today never work long-term. In a survey, ( it is shown that over 95% of the people who lose weight during a diet will regain that weight back in 1-5 years. Dieting, by its very own definition, is a temporary food plan. Besides not being able to work long term, diets deprive your body of the much-needed nutrients your body needs to survive, and since your body doesn’t want you to starve, it responds to restrictive diets by slowing your metabolism down, which in turn will make it even more difficult to lose weight.

What do you do now? Here you are at a point in your life where you have decided to get healthy, lose weight, have energy and the confidence needed to succeed in your life, and I just told you diets won’t work – I bet that’s totally burst your bubble and you’re probably not liking me right now – but do not worry, I have the solution to your problem. Instead of going for the quick fix that will act like a band-aid on your worries and concerns, here are a few steps to get you started on fixing them by making simple lifestyle changes…

Cut out the sugar!

I know, sometimes in life, it feels like sugar is the one thing that gives us the energy and strength to deal with our daily lives, so how can I start off by telling you to cut out the sugar? The problem is that sugar addictive – it boosts the serotonin levels in our brains which make us feel happier and relaxed. But, this is just another band-aid for a problem that won’t help you in the long run. I am not suggesting that you go cold turkey and cut out all sugar immediately, start by decreasing the amount of sugar you consume daily. For instance, if you have 2 teaspoons of sugar in your tea, for one week try 1,5 teaspoons of sugar, next week cut it down to 1 teaspoon and so on. This process will help you wean your body off the sugar and before you know it, you won’t miss sugar at all. Here are another 5 easy ways to get you started on losing your sweet tooth!

Get your body moving!

Exercise is sometimes a dirty word in some people’s vocabulary, but the truth of the matter is, it improves the Quality of Life. Once you begin to exercise regularly, you will discover many more reasons why having a regular exercise routine is so important. Exercise reduces stress, lifts moods, and helps you sleep better. The latter is important as it’s been found that sleep can help you to avoid excess weight gain and will make you an all-round healthier person. It will also give you the energy you need to exercise properly. If you are struggling to sleep, then as well as exercising you could also try a weighted blanket. They are for sale at loveblankets and they provide a better sleep by conforming to your body to keep you cosy and calm. Exercise can also help keep you looking and feeling younger throughout your entire life. I am not suggesting that you go immediately and start training for a triathlon, start small and grow your routine weekly. Even simple things like going out for a walk can make all the difference. You can also purchase a Fitbit as this might help motivate you to keep going, you can find out more about Fitbits and their accessories here at Mobile Mob. This is only one way that you can start exercising, but there are plenty of other things that you can do. This will help you establish a routine that you are comfortable with. If you would like to try some yoga poses to get you started on your exercise journey here are 3 amazing and easy yoga poses for you to try out today

Check your hormones!

Another important reason that why diets don’t work, is that some of them don’t consider what is happening inside your body. Hormones are tricky things that can’t be visually measured and if not taken care of properly, can and will cause havoc with your body and your emotions. An imbalance in your hormones can cause; Persistent weight gain, constant fatigue, Anxiety, irritability, depression, sleeping problems and unhealthy cravings. Another misconception is hormonal problems only affect women in their later stages of life. But, unhealthy lifestyles, diets, pollution, toxins, and Xenoestrogens can affect hormones in people going into their late 20s. Here are 4 simple steps to keep your hormones in check

Find support!

Deciding to start the journey to live healthier is the first big step to success, from there the next step can be a bit daunting and overwhelming. Googling “How to be healthy” will bring back millions of articles all contradicting one another. Trying each suggested technique can take time away from your plans and some might not work – leaving you feeling despondent. That is why it is a good idea to find others that have “been there, done that”, and can answer any questions you may have. Earlier this year, I decided to start up a Facebook group where you will get lots of support, wellness information and the chance to connect and support others. If this sounds like the place you want to be – then click here to join the group and start sharing and connecting!

Losing weight, gaining energy and having confidence in yourself requires more than just a quick-fix-diet – it needs a long-term lifestyle change, and there are many ways that you can make your goals a reality by just starting off small. To help you start these changes, I will be hosting the successful 7-day sugar cleanse again, starting 23 February 2018 – just the boost you need to start losing your sweet tooth! Click here for more information and to sign up.

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