You can lose weight permanently by eating healthily.
Losing weight is one of the best things that you can do to improve your health and well-being. When you lose weight you are reducing your risk of heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer. Losing weight also helps to boost energy levels and improve levels of self-confidence.
If you are switching from an unhealthy diet to a healthier one you should see some noticeable weight loss fairly rapidly. If your diet is already quite healthy but still need to lose a few pounds try using some of these tips to help you on your way.
To eat healthily it is important to eat a wide variety of foods to make sure that your body gets all the vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly. There is no need to ban any food from your diet completely as this will more than likely make you want it more.
Portion control is key- a small slice of cake wonâ€™t wreck your diet but eating half of it will.
Replacing bad fats with good ones from sources such as nuts, olive oil and fish is a good step towards eating healthier.
Eating lots of fruit and vegetables helps you to eat healthier and lose weight. Having 1 or 2 portions with each meal means there is less room for other less healthy foods.
Cutting down on fruit juices and fizzy drinks is an easy way to save calories as they both contain large amounts of sugar. Replace them with water and try and drink 8 glasses each day so your body stays properly hydrated.
Going for the low fat or light alternative on salad dressings, sauces and mayonnaise is a great way of saving calories without being able to taste the difference.
It is important to have realistic expectations about weight loss. The ideal rate of weight loss is between 1 and 2 pounds each week as this is a rate that can be sustained without doing the body any harm.