Ready to kick-start your weight loss today? We’ve collected eight tips on how you can launch your weight loss journey with a bang. Read till the end for a bonus tip (hint: it’s our number one tip for effortless weight loss!).
Choose interval training to boost results
Our beautiful bodies get as bored as we do if we do the same workout at the same intensity day in and day out. Get out of your fitness funk by chopping and changing your intensity throughout your exercise session.
For instance, if you like to run add some sprints in between jogs (or jogs between walks!). Looking for some interval training inspiration? Type ‘HIIT’ into the search bar on YouTube.
Eat breakfast to get your day off on the right foot
While skipping breakfast can seem like an easy option to take on the road to weight loss, it can actually set you back. Aside from kicking your digestive system into gear, a healthy breakfast will mean you’re less likely to go overboard once you’re feeling starved by lunchtime!
Choose a balanced breakfast that includes some high-fibre grains, protein and healthy fats.
Cut back on the booze
At CHEFGOOD we know that one of the sweet moments of life is a glass of red at the end of the day, but if you’re serious about dropping the kilos, it might be time to cut back. Because calories in alcohol are liquid, the body has a hard time realising they’re even there! This makes it super easy to overdo it. If you do choose to drink, check out some lower calorie options as well as our tips in this post.
Don’t starve yourself! Instead, rev up your metabolism
Going from 100 to 0 real quick will do you more harm than good when it comes to weight loss. If you’ve drastically cut down your calorie intake, your metabolism is likely to slow, with your body hanging on to weight rather than dropping it. You’ll also feel a dramatic drop in your energy levels meaning you’re less likely to fit in some physical activity. Instead of starving yourself, choose a healthy calorie-intake goal and eat plenty of good quality carbs, protein and healthy fats. Stay satisfied, and you’ll be less likely to crack and eat a whole block of chocolate!
Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!
Most of us don’t drink enough water during the day and don’t realise that our morning flat white and afternoon cuppa are making things even worse! Find out the facts about staying hydrated in this blog post.
Oftentimes, when we’re feeling hungry, we’ll reach for a snack, but really we’re actually thirsty! Try reaching for the water bottle first and if that doesn’t satisfy you, then think about a healthy meal or snack.
Purge the pantry
If your pantry shelves are laden with chips, lollies, sugary condiments and other junk, you’re more than likely going to eat it at some stage. Don’t stretch your willpower to breaking point by having temptation so close. Instead, ditch the junk and stock up on healthier alternatives plus lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and proteins in the fridge.
While we all love a good New Year’s resolution, the time is now friends! Don’t wait till the end of the year to take the first step of your weight loss journey. Just think: Your future self will thank you for starting today. Life is always going to get in the way, and there is no perfect time to start changing your lifestyle and moving to a healthier way of eating and moving. Quit making excuses, and start now.
Get your beauty sleep
Not getting enough sleep sends our stress hormones bonkers. What does more stress hormones look like? You guessed it: Weight gain. A lack of Zs will also mess with our satiety hormone, leptin. Leptin is responsible for the messages from tum to brain, letting us know we’re full–so we clearly want to look after leptin!
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Take the guesswork out of losing weight. You’re not a nutritionist or chef, so don’t expect to be an expert at reading nutrition labels, planning a healthy diet and cooking delicious meals for yourself. We’ve got the experts right here, so let them do the heavy lifting (so you can focus on lifting at the gym instead!).
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