Living a healthy lifestyle to lose weight
The best way to lose weight is to gradually develop a healthy lifestyle.
Energy and weight loss
A healthy lifestyle means you need to get your energy balance right. To allow your body to function normally it needs a supply of energy as well as a variety of nutrients. If the food you eat contains more energy than you need, your body will convert the excess to fat which will result in an increase in weight. If the food you eat contains less energy than your body needs, you will breakdown some of the fat stores to produce extra energy and your weight will fall. The best way to lose weight is to consume fewer calories than you use.
Reduce the amount of calories you eat.
Increase your levels of activity.
Start changing your diet slowly, one step at a time.
Change your eating habits , introducing healthier foods.
You should always remember these changes should be integrated into your day-to-day life if you want to keep your weight off. They shouldn’t be dramatic and distressing. Start slow and gradually you will be able to change to a healthy diet without starving your body. Simple changes like swapping full fat milk for skimmed or reducing sugar in your drinks by swapping fizzy drinks for squash or water. Portion sizes have increased dramatically over the years and reducing this is a great way to start your weight loss.
Increase your levels of activity
Choose an activity you enjoy doing. It is really important to start at the level that is right for you. Vary your exercise routines to make sure you don’t get bored. Integrate exercise into your everyday life and most importantly – stick to it.
Always consult your doctor before starting a weight loss programme. If your BMI is over 30, your body is already under stress of extra weight and weight related healthy conditions. At The Slimming Clinic, a weight loss doctor checks your medical history and performs necessary medical tests to make sure you’re fit to start your weight loss programme with us.
Quick weight loss is most likely to be achieved by a healthier diet. You need to make changes in your diet and lifestyle by gradually introducing a healthier, balanced diet and a more active lifestyle. Healthier food options and smaller portions will reduce your calorie intake and regular exercise will produce muscle to increase metabolic rate and burn more calories.