Chewing the fat on weight loss
When it comes to weight loss, we’re only human. There may be weeks when green smoothies for breakfast and regular runs are second nature, and then weeks when work is crazy, you’re moving house and takeaway is the easiest option. Sometimes life takes over and there are many things that can contribute to fluctuating weight, but a fad diet should never be the answer. So for more successful weight management that makes you happy and healthy, try using these easy tips instead.
Weight management tip #1 Beat your sugar cravings
Some days it can be really hard to avoid the sweet stuff, but before giving in and reaching for that piece of chocolate, try drinking a glass of water. Dehydration is often linked to food cravings and you could possibly be mistaking your sweet tooth for thirst. At the first sign of wanting something sweet, you should also try waiting at least half an hour before making the decision to indulge or not. Quite often sugar cravings will pass, or you’ll become distracted and not notice it anymore.
Weight management tip #2 Keep up the exercise
They say it only takes four days of no physical activity to start losing your fitness. So even on those weeks when you’re really busy, still try to squeeze in some active time. Exercise is not only good for maintaining your weight, but it will also give you more energy, help you to de-stress and improve your overall mood. If you hate the gym, that’s okay – exercise doesn’t have to be a chore. Choose an activity you do like, whether it be dancing, hiking or jumping on the trampoline, and make time to enjoy it.
Weight management tip #3 Look after your skin
Fluctuating weight can result in stretch marks but by keeping the skin soft and supple, you’ll be able to help prevent stretch marks from appearing. Bio-Oil® contains chamomile, lavender, rosemary and calendula oils along with vitamins A and E – all of which assist to hydrate, soothe and nourish the skin for better skin health. Quick weight loss and weight gain can cause the skin to spread and sag at a rapid rate, so by applying Bio-Oil® oil twice daily in circular motions you’ll be keeping the skin soft and flexible to accommodate the changes in your body. This way, any weight gain or weight loss won’t have as much of an effect on the appearance of your skin.
Weight management tip #4 Set goals
Whether it’s taping an old picture of you at your goal weight on the fridge, or putting a dollar away every day you go without a Tim Tam, setting goals and having something to inspire you, can be a big help. It’s a lot easier to stay motivated if you have something to aim for and even more so if there’s a reward at the end (20 days without Tim Tams is $20 in the pocket – woo!).
How do you like to maintain your weight? Have you ever tried any of the above tips?
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