9 Simple Weight Loss Tips (Part 1 of 3)
Welcome to another week :)
This week I wanted to share with you 9 of my super simple, and easy weight loss tips that you can start doing right away to see results.
A lot of the time we tend to overcomplicate things and always look for a more complex solution, when in fact the answer is usually pretty simple.
Some of these tips may seem obvious, or self evident, but they are often overlooked which is why I am going to talk about their importance.
So let's get started.
1. Calories In -v- Calories Out
As an overall rule, the major mechanism for fat loss, is calories in v calories out (CICO).
To lose weight you need to be burning more calories than you consume.
There are other mechanism and things that can impact fat loss, but most of the time it is either consuming too many, or too little calories that is creating issues when it comes to losing unwanted body fat.
A lot of the time we can get so caught up in looking for super foods, diet hacks etc and forget this basic rule of CICO.
Now, that doesn't mean less is best.
For your gut microbiome, hormones, metabolism, and so you don't get deficiencies - severe calorie restriction should be avoided. The amount of people who have ended up with gut dysbiosis, SIBO, hormonal issues and metabolic problems from severe caloric restriction is astounding.
You need to find the sweet spot with a safe deficit. If you check out the blogs I linked above they both have methods for working out what a good amount of calories is for you.
2. Be Active
Yes you can lose weight without doing exercise, with a controlled diet.
That doesn't mean you should neglect being active, especially if you have a sedentary job.
Note, this doesn't mean you have to hit up the gym for an hour every day.
Doing vigorous housework, playing with the kids, doing a team sport or even going for a walk are all great ways to get active each day.
Not only will this help you burn more calories, but there are also muscular and cardiovascular benefits to getting active.
More muscle = higher metabolism as muscle is metabolic tissue. This is why I do think weight training, or body weight training is fantastic.
But, any type of activity that you can consistently do is always better than none!
3. Don't Keep Shit Food In The House
Please stop making life harder for yourself.
If you have foods in your house that tempt you, it will only be so long before you give in.
Trust me. This is why I don't keep chocolate, ice cream, chips or any 'cheat foods' in the house.
It isn't about will power. Yes there are some people who are naturally stronger than others at sticking to their guns.
But, for most of us it just comes down to not having it around us so we can't be tempted.
Construct your environment for success, don't set yourself up to fail!
You would expect an alcoholic to have to keep alcohol in their house... so why are you making things harder for yourself.
You might say, well I'm not addicted to food....
But I would contest that if you are constantly "giving in" to your cravings and indulging when you have said you wouldn't, then at the very least you would have mild food addiction tendencies.
Recognise this pattern of behaviour and work at breaking it.
So there you have it, my first three tips...
You can check out my next three tips at part 2 here -
If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below... or in the Facebook group.
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