There are a number of simple steps you can take to reduce the amount of calories you intake and methods to help you lose weight. Cutting down on carbohydrates is one of the easiest and most successful ways of reducing your calorie intake. Foods with high carbohydrates, such as pasta and white bread, are full of sugar and bad fats, and consumption should be kept as a treat, rather than as part of your daily diet. Eating more ‘good fats’ found in meat, will help reduce your waistline.
Good portion control is another successful method of keeping your weight under control. The more food on your plate, the more you are likely to consume, so start using smaller plates and you will soon see the difference.
Drink a lot of water and don’t waste calories by drinking fruit juices and other calorific drinks. If you increase your intake of water, and start to reduce calorie intake, you will soon see a difference.
Exercise is also important, try to do at least 30 minutes physical activity per day.
If you are worried about over eating, you may want to look into hypnotherapy as a way of dealing with your weight issues. To find out more about how it could help you, please visit our fact sheet for further information.