With summer just around the corner (only two months to go), now is the perfect time to start shedding those winter pounds.
It’s okay, there is no need to be ashamed, we all gain weight over winter. From eating one too many mince pies at Christmas to having too many crusty rolls with your soup, it’s all too easy to gain weight during winter.
To help you kick-start your pre-summer weight loss, we have put together some simple tips below:
Our bodies are made up of between 60 and 70 percent water, so it is only natural that they require water to function properly.
To ensure that you stay properly hydrated, make sure that you are drinking between two and three litres of water each day. If you don’t drink enough water, you will end up being dehydrated, which can lead to all sorts of health problems.
As well as keeping your body functioning properly, there are many other benefits of drinking water, including various weight loss benefits. Such as, burning more calories, curbing your appetite and filling you up.
To lose weight you don’t necessarily have to go for a six mile run every day, simply being active should be enough. Being active requires a few simple lifestyle changes, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator or parking further away from work and walking.
There are plenty of simple ways you can become more active. Things like going for a walk before work, walking to the supermarket and cycling to work instead of driving, are all excellent ways to stay active.
Eat a healthy diet
If you want a healthy body, then you need to fill your body with healthy and nutritious foods, instead of foods full of sugar and fat. Avoid eating junk food and takeaways, instead opt for healthy, low-fat snacks and meals.
If you are unsure of what healthy eating plan to follow, have a look online to get some ideas. Have a look at the Plexus Slim review website and other health sites. This should give you an idea of some simple, healthy eating plans.
Get enough sleep
While you may not consider sleep to be an important component of weight loss, believe it or not, it is. If you don’t get enough sleep (six to eight hours for adults), then your body will not be able to function, and your metabolism will slow down. Meaning that you will burn fewer calories and lose weight more slowly.
Lack of sleep also affects your general health, including your immune system and stress levels, as well as your ability to exercise. For example, if you don’t get enough sleep then you will be tired and because of that will be less inclined to exercise and stay active.
Don’t forget to tone
If you are losing weight, it is important to remember to tone. Otherwise, you could be left with baggy excess skin (not exactly the best bikini look).
There are plenty of ways to tone up, but the best ways are through cardiovascular exercise, like running and cycling and through weight training.