If you surf the internet you’ll find hundred’s of entries on how to lose weight.
But what is the secret to actually doing it? My personal view is the answer lies in a combination between acquiring knowledge, consistently in exercise and nutrition and patience. Firstly you have to understand nutrition, then you have to understand how to exercise safely and at the right intensity (for the individual concerned) and finally you have to achieve a consistency in application i.e. build a routine in both areas that can be incorporated into your routine. This is not an easy task.
My experience of training clients of all sizes and ages over the past 7 years has taught me that EVERYONE is different, each with their own level of knowledge, exercise experience and specific goals for training. No one programme will fit everybody but a programme can be tailored for any individual if I am able to be build up a picture of where they have been and where they want to get to.
Transform Personal Training provides the structure and accountability to get the RESULTS that everyone says they want and can get with the right programme, support and commitment.
Anyway here are my Top 5 weight loss tips that you can do right now:
- Drink at least 3 litres of water per day. Always drink ½ a pint to a pint before every main meal and especially when you wake up in the morning. Also take a glass of water to bed with you as dehydration often occurs during sleep.
- Eat more protein and understand how much your body needs. For weight loss it’s simple: IT KEEPS YOU FULLER FOR LONGER and should be eaten with every snack and meal in the day.
- Eat 3 main meals and 3 snacks every day spaced 2-3 hours apart depending on the length of your day. Never go longer than 3 hours without eating as per your plan. (And continue to make sure you drink water throughout that time.
- Eliminate alcohol and fizzy drinks from your nutrition. Both provide empty calories and often lots of added sugar that is extremely fattening
- Learn to read and understand food labelling. The food manufacturing industry is extremely clever at marketing “health foods” and labelling unhealthy foods in a way that is at best confusing but often bordering on dishonest. There are over 50 different words that are used on packets to describe sugar. For example there can be 6 names for sugar on one packet that could be grouped together but are split up to give the appearance of less sugar.