1. Increase protein, decrease carbohydrates
Snack on nuts and fruit, salads, soups, low GI carbs such as sweet potato or brown rice and meat or protein plus veg.
2. Introduce more movement into your day
Take the stairs where possible and walk instead of driving.
3. If you have a sweet craving, brush your teeth
4. Drink plenty of filtered water
Often hunger is masked as thirst. Work out how much water you need to drink by taking your weight in kg and times it by 0.03. e.g. 60kg x 0.03 = 1.8 litres daily.
5. Eat two small squares of dark chocolate daily if you're a chocoholic
One to two small squares of dark chocolate a day helps to satisfy a sweet tooth and help prevent binging.
6. Consider adding strength training to your daily exercise
Building muscle increases your metabolic rate.
7. Stop eating before you feel full
Get out of the habit of eating everything on your plate.
8. Ditch the sugary drinks
Drink water or flavoured sparkling water.
9. Eliminate lollies, biscuits, cakes and fast food
Not only are these foods going to increase your bad cholesterol, they are empty calories that have no nutritional value.
10. Detox and switch to organic food
Detox diets are usually low in calories and there is a naturopathic theory that releasing toxins from your fat cells helps to boost your metabolism.
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