Are you doing everything you can to lose weight? Here are some tips from our Doctors to help you shed-those-winter-kilos this year!
Drink more water
If you’re looking to lose weight, you should increase your water intake. Studies have found that people who drink water before a meal lose weight faster than those who did not drink water. The extra water makes us feel full and as a result, we eat less. Apart from that, water also boosts metabolism so that our body can efficiently metabolise stored fat. According to hydration expert Kate Geagan, it’s common for people to put on weight when they mistake thirst for hunger. So the next time you’re tempted by a sugary drink, reach for your water bottle instead!
Sleep plays an important role in your physical health and it can affect your weight loss goals. Studies have shown that obesity is more likely with less sleep. Sleep also helps maintain a healthy balance of the hormones that make you feel hungry (ghrelin) and full (leptin). When you’re not getting enough sleep, the level of ghrelin in your body increases and your leptin decreases. This makes you feel hungrier than when you’re well rested. You can promote good sleep by not using any devices an hour before bed (this includes televisions, computers, tablets, and mobile phones!).
If you’re already in our 5 day weight loss program, congratulations! You’re already on your way! If not, this means no skipping meals and no fad diets! Skipping meals will not make you lose weight faster! Your body will think that there is a low supply of food, so it will slow your metabolism in order to conserve energy by storing fats! Instead of the latest celebrity fad diet, jump-start your weight-loss program in ways that make sense by eating a wide range of nutritious food from different food groups in moderation. We’ve made it easy for you with our 5 day weight loss program. Learn more about it here!
Exercise is one of the most important parts of keeping your body at a healthy weight. Exercising to maintain a healthy weight decreases a person’s risk of developing certain diseases, including type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. If you’re serious about losing weight, you should incorporate cardio and strength training into your weekly schedule. If you can’t seem to fit any exercise into your day, you can always do a little extra by opting to take the stairs instead of the escalator, walk your dog, or window-shop with your friends instead of sitting in a coffee shop. Every little bit counts! Twenty minutes of moderate exercise a day means you’ll burn approximately 700 calories.