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Get off to the best start on your NHS weight loss plan with these 12 diet and exercise tips.
- Don’t skip breakfast
Skipping breakfast will not help you lose weight. You may be missing out on essential nutrients, and you may end up snacking more throughout the day because you feel hungrier.
- Eat regular meals
Eating regularly during the day helps burn calories faster. It also reduces the temptation to eat foods high in fat and sugar.
Learn more about healthy eating
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are low in calories, fat, and high in fiber, 3 essential ingredients for successful weight loss. They also contain a lot of vitamins and minerals.
Read about getting 5 hours a day
- Be more active
Being active is key to weight loss and weight loss. Exercise not only has many health benefits, but it also helps you burn excess calories that you cannot lose through diet alone.
Find activities that you enjoy and that fit into your routine.
- Drink plenty of water
People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger. A glass of water is all you really need, and you can use up extra calories.
Read more about drinking water as part of a healthy diet
- Eat foods high in fiber
Foods that are high in fiber help you feel full, which is great for weight loss. Fiber is found only in plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, oats, whole grain breads, brown rice, pasta, beans, peas, and lentils.
- Read food labels
Knowing how to read food labels can help you make healthier choices. Use the calorie information to determine how the foods in your weight loss plan fit into your daily calorie intake.
Learn more about reading food labels
- Use a small plate
Using a small plate will help you eat smaller portions. By using small plates and cups, you can get into the habit of eating little by little without feeling hungry. It takes 20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain that it’s full, so eat slowly and stop before you’re full.