3 Sure Fire Strategies To Lose Weight The Healthy Way

If you are keen to shift a few pounds because you’ve been a little too happy to eat saturated fat laden meals and sugary snacks over the summer, you don’t have to starve yourself in order to do so. You can lose weight in a healthier way. Sure, you might not lose weight as quickly, your body shape might not alter as drastically, and you may wonder why the numbers on the scales aren’t decreasing rapidly, but you will maintain your good physical well being.

If you choose to undertake a diet that seriously limits your calorie intake or limits what you can and can’t eat, you run the risk of falling ill or weakening your immune system. These drastic diets are unsafe and can result in you craving the foods that you are trying to stop eating. While the promise of losing a stone in two weeks is attractive, it is not healthy. Once you end the diet, you will inevitably return to your old eating habits and the weight will return. Instead, you need to alter your entire mindset about food. You also need to consider the other areas of your life that you can reassess to help you shift those excess pounds. Take a look at these three sure-fire strategies to help you lose weight well.


Food is the main aspect of our lives that we have full control over. It is down to you whether you succumb to the candy bar that looks so attractive near the check out of the supermarket. Will power is difficult to achieve and even harder to maintain. However, by addressing your relationship with food, you can make your eating habits more of a way of life.

Dieting has its place, but you need to consider the long term aims of your eating plan. Losing weight will involve you changing what you eat, but maintain your weight loss and staying at a healthy weight will mean a whole shift in lifestyle choices when it comes to food. You cannot simply enjoy four takeaway meals every week any more. Once your diet is over, you cannot return to your old eating ways.

Instead, consider a healthy eating plan that you can stick to for the long term. Swap you saturated fat-laden meals for leaner meats, leafy green vegetables, and whole grains. If you go for the candy when you want a snack, swap this for fruit or nuts or seeds. These healthier snacks will keep you fuller for longer, and still give you the sweet kick that you crave. If you want to detox, see how to juice fast successfully. This is a short term way of fueling your body that will not only result in weight loss, but also a boosted immune system and higher levels of antioxidants in your body. After a day or two juicing, you can embark on a new healthy eating plan.


Coupled with your healthy eating must come an increased activity level. Losing weight by diet alone can result in poor fitness levels. Just because you are a healthy BMI score, doesn’t mean your metabolic rate is within your age range. Head to the gym if you fancy a jog on the treadmill, pumping some iron or taking a Zumba class. Make it a more social affair by going with a friend and enjoying some friendly competition.

If the gym isn’t your thing, head outdoors and enjoy a stroll to the park or a gentle bike ride. Exercise doesn’t mean training for a marathon; you simply need to increase your activity levels to maintain the weight loss you have fostered through a healthier relationship with food. Don’t be sedentary, as you will find that your weight will stagnate and you won’t see the toned body results that you have been expecting.


While sleeping well doesn't directly affect your weight, being well rested can lift your mood. Being in a positive frame of mind and feeling well can lessen your chances of reaching for the sugary chocolate snacks. We often eat to make ourselves feel good or lessen a pain or stress. Being happy and healthy can make this craving diminish. Try and foster a better sleep routine. Consider banning social media feeds before bed, and swap the tablet for listening to some chill out tunes. Run yourself a hot bubble bath, light some scented candles and unwind. The more relaxed you are, the more likely you are to sleep well.

Forget the crash and fad diets, and follow this guide to help you lose weight the healthy way.

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