Here are my easy peasy weight loss tips which don’t mean you have to starve yourself. Diet’s don’t work. They may make you feel OK for a while but then obsession is likely to take over. You stress yourself out trying to ‘be good’. In my twenties, I tried every diet going. I resorted to staying off any fat what so ever and just relying on low fat, diet foods such as ‘low fat yogurt, crackers, skinny frappe’s etc. What ev’s. My skin was bad, my mood was appalling and I had zero energy. Add to that, I constantly felt hungry but denied myself any pleasure what so ever.
Being kind to yourself and feeding your body with nourishment on the other hand works on so many levels. So try these 3 simple ways to balance your weight…
Oats are classed as a slow releasing carb (or complex carb) and really do make you feel fuller for longer. This is because they take a while to digest and keep away hunger for longer. Skip the sugary cereals – and try this!
Porridge oats with milk (I love oat milk which I buy in supermarkets but dairy is cool too). Either cook in a pan or microwave. Add more milk if required. Sweeten with honey, top with berries and nuts. I had pomegranate seeds and cashews on mine this morning. Totally blissful, sinless and a good start to a great day. See below for a Make It Healthy recipe video too. Always start your day with good intentions.
2. Drink more water
Oh my. This is such a cool weight loss tip as it doesn’t cost anything and is SO easy to implement!
Dont wait until you’re thirsty to have a drink. By keeping well hydrated you help to stabilise your blood pressure (which can effect your glucose levels and mood). Your body is full of water – keep filling up the tank. It’s also an opportunity to help detoxify the body by flushing away waste more quickly.
Add lemon, lime, ginger, cucumber or strawberry to your water. Try drinking 1 glass of water every 2 hours between 8am and 8pm. I call it the ‘hydration meditation’! You can even try out my Two Week Transformation plan which will help to keep you on track.
3. Be a Green God/Goddess
Cravings for sugary, stodgy, processed food could be a sign that you’re actually lacking in certain nutrients. So what could be good for helping you shed pounds? More nutrients!
Now the phrase ‘green juice’ may sound like something out of Shrek but this superfood drink is a brilliant way to get more nutrients into your body. Leafy greens such as spinach and kale are massively nutritious – full of protein (yes! protein), iron and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. I’m not saying you have to buy a juicer either. Just grab a blender/smoothie maker to start off with.
Try this – a handful of spinach or kale, 1 apple (cored and chopped into small pieces) and 200ml water. Blend on high for a good couple of minutes. Drink and surprise yourself how delicious it can taste. Serve with ice and a slice to make it more special.
This is a really simple, effective introduction to going green.
Looking for more superfood inspiration? Check this out!