We're heading into the second week of January and those New Year health promises are probably wearing a little thin.
If you have a weight-loss goal, cutting the calories can be tough going. It takes a great deal of self-control and sacrifice to change deep-set habits.
If you are struggling to stay disciplined, REVIVAL boot camp founder Gerry Copley-Smith has some helpful tips...
1. Plan ahead
Don't leave choices to the last minute - you're more likely to behave impulsively. If you plan your meals in advance you avoid the risk of eating too much or giving into sudden cravings. Make shopping lists so you don't buy things that you fancy on the spur of the moment.
2. Eat slowly
Take time to chew each mouthful properly as this can have a big impact on how full you feel. The longer you spend eating, the less likely you will be to want a second portion or dessert.
3. Drink plenty of water
Water helps keep energy levels up and promotes clear thinking and efficiency. When you become dehydrated, you're more likely to feel irritated and drained, increasing the chances of comfort eating.
4. Nourish your brain
Eat plenty of oily fish, green leafy vegetables and nuts to feed your brain. These foods contain high levels of iron, protein and omega 3, which keep you feeling calm, energised and confident.
If you're finding it difficult to meet your weight loss goals, you might benefit from consulting a nutritionist. A qualified nutritionist will be able to give you a tailored diet plan to make Weight Loss as easy and enjoyable as possible.
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