Tuesday Tip: Tuesday Tip: Lose weight correctly, not quickly 👍🏻 👍🏻
Crash diets, cleanses, detoxes, 6 week challenges, or excessive amounts of exercise may well give you some fast results on the scale but these fast results will very quickly disappear just as fast. So if you want to lose some weight, and then put it back on again, time and time again then definitely go for these options … but if you want to lose some weight and maintain it longer term then perhaps it’s better to take a different approach?
It’s not flashy, and it’s not fast but it does have a far better long term success rate (and costs nothing!). It will definitely take longer than a few weeks, there will be times you’ll definitely feel like it isn’t working, you’ll want to give up, your weight will definitely fluctuate or even ‘plateau’ for a time… but… if you stick at it, if you’re consistent and you’re in it for the long haul I guarantee you can reach your goals- for life.
What is this miracle approach you say? Nothing exciting I’m afraid …
⁃ Eat a moderate amount of calories (incorporate a moderate calorie deficit)
⁃ Moderate your alcohol/ take away / meal out consumption (note – I’m saying moderate – don’t cut it out – just incorporate it within your calories)
⁃ Eat plenty of vegetables and fruit
⁃ Eat a balanced diet – some carbs, some protein, some fats
⁃ Exercise for enjoyment – not to eat. So ignore any extra cals you burn exercising and don’t eat them back.
⁃ Get 6-8 hrs sleep
⁃ Stay hydrated
⁃ Find alternative stress relievers that don’t involve food or alcohol
That’s it! You don’t need to pay for some diet/challenge. It does require work and effort – but most things we want to achieve in life do? But if you’re willing to make the effort, and you’re patient and view it as a long term shift then you will reap the rewards!
Happy Tuesday 🤗xx