Who wouldn’t want to know some shortcuts to losing weight? If you have been plugging away at the weight loss game for a long time, then you will probably already have lost a ton of weight, and if so, congratulations, that’s amazing! There is a common trend, however, with people who losing weight, that when they reach about a stone away from their goal weight, things start to stall a little. Whether it is because your body has become used to the workouts, or your metabolism has levelled out with your current diet, it can sometimes be really tricky to shed those final few pounds. Here are** shortcuts to losing weight** that will help you shift that final stubborn stone.
1. Pint of Water
Drink a pint of water before each meal, and this will help you to feel full after only eating a much smaller portion of your food than normal.
2. Eat Slower
When you inhale your food to quickly, you don’t give you stomach time to tell you that is is full. Eat more slowly and wait for the signal to stop!
3. Lower GI
The more processed food you eat, the more weight you will put on/maintain. Switch to foods that all have a low glycaemic index, which is the element of a product that converts energy too quickly and leaves you feeling hungry again.
4. Reduce Stress
Try to reduce or eliminate all of the unnecessary elements of your life that are causing you stress, because stress is one of the biggest encouragers of junk food eating known to man!
5. Photo Inspiration
Find a photograph of you that shows you at your most unflattering weight, and use that as inspiration to go the extra mile to achieve the final stone.
6. Food Diary
Make a note of every single piece of food and drink that goes past your lips on a daily basis, you might be surprised by the snacking elements, and it will give you areas to work on to drop those last pounds.
7. Read Labels
Don’t trust something in the supermarket just because it looks healthy, always read the labels so that you know the exact breakdown of everything you are eating.
8. Burn Calories
Don’t just rely on diet, you also need to push your body in calorie counting and exercise to create the imbalance between the two and get weight loss flowing! If you have a calories deficit at the end of the day, you are losing weight, it’s as simple as that!
9. Portion Control
We all eat more food than we are supposed to, so when you plate up your dinner at night, take a second plate and transfer only two thirds of your original portion to actually eat. You can trick your eyes by using smaller plates too!
10. Better Sleep
Our bodies are much more receptive to exercise and diet when they are full rested, so make sure that you adopt a healthy and regular sleeping pattern to best compliment your weight loss regime.
11. Reduce Alcohol Consumption
The majority of hidden calories that people consume are always in the form of alcohol. There is no point counting calories all day only to drink three glasses of red wine every single night. Cut out the alcohol and see your stats improve!