There’s no shortage of diets, products and tools that claim to help you lose weight. However, the best and simplest way to shed pounds is to make sure that your energy in (what you eat) is less than your energy out (movement). It’s also important to avoid foods with added sugars and artificial ingredients.
Start your day with a big glass of water. Hydration is key to healthy living and research shows that drinking water can actually help you eat fewer calories throughout the day. Avoid labelling foods as “good” or “bad”. Instead focus on eating well 80% of the time and allow yourself to eat the occasional treat in moderation. This will help you create lasting behavioural changes and have a healthier relationship with food.
Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. It’s important to find an activity that you enjoy so it will be easier to stick with. For example, if you don’t like going to the gym, you can try other forms of exercise such as walking or yoga. Having some accountability can also help with sticking to your healthy lifestyle goals, so you might consider joining a group fitness class or hiring a personal trainer.
Think about why you want to lose weight. Whether it’s to feel better in your clothes or prevent health issues, write down the reasons you want to lose weight and post them somewhere you can see them. This will serve as a daily reminder of your motivation. You could also keep a record of everything you eat and drink for a few days in a food and drink diary [PDF-127KB]. This can help identify areas where you might be able to improve your diet. Gå ner i vikt