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Top 10 Slimming Tips
- Don’t go on a diet . . . successful slimming
is more likely to be achieved by subtle changes in your
eating habits and lifestyle. Changes that you can live
with and come to enjoy.
- Eat slowly and you’ll eat less . . . put
your knife and fork down between mouthfuls, sip water with
your meals and take smaller bites. It takes a while for
your body to recognise that it’s had enough food - the
slower you can eat, the less you’ll want. Don’t feel like
you have to ‘clean your plate’ especially when you’re
eating restaurant-sized portions.
- Don’t ban any foods . . . from your slimming
plan – especially things you like. Enjoy a small portion
from time to time. Banning foods is a sure-fire way to
make you crave them.
- Visualise how you’re going to look . . . when
you reach your slimming goal. What will you be doing? How
will you feel? What clothes will be in your wardrobe?
- Never give up . . . on a goal because of the
time it’s going to take to get there – the time will pass
- Keep a food diary . . . preferably calorie
counted. It will enable you to identify which foods/drinks
you need to have a bit less of; times/circumstances when
you’re likely to over-eat, and whether you’re getting a
varied diet with enough fruit and veg.
- Don’t go shopping . . . when you’re hungry –
if you buy it, you’ll most likely end up eating it. Most
of us hate throwing food away.
- Be nice to yourself . . . if you have a bad
day, don’t beat yourself up. Congratulate yourself on how
many good days you’ve had and realise that one bad day
isn’t going to spoil it all.
- Get some exercise . . .successful slimmers
tend to make exercise part of their plan. It doesn’t have
to be hard – even 20-30 minutes of fairly brisk walking a day
will pay dividends. Add two weekly sessions of resistance
training (which helps you burn more calories even whilst
you're asleep) and you’ll be looking great that much
quicker. Every little helps – look for opportunities to be
more active in your daily life.
- Reward yourself . . . give yourself a treat
for each pound and stone you lose. New clothes make a
great incentive when you’re slimming – you could put £x
per pound lost into a secret stash!
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