Does your New Year’s resolution involve losing a couple kilos, shrinking a few centimeters, or dropping a pant size? If so, you’re not alone. There are countless health benefits to losing excess body weight, but this resolution extends far beyond the New Year. Successful weight loss means losing it permanently.
Try these five tips to make 2015 the beginning of your thinner, healthier life.
- Slow and steady. If you want the weight to stay off, do not rush. People who lose weight slowly are more likely to keep it off.
- Prioritize sleep. While this could be a resolution in its own, getting a good night sleep is a key part of maintaining a healthy weight.
- Keep active. On top of your scheduled workout, integrate physical activity into daily tasks. Walk your kids to school, take the stairs, or bike to the store.
- Eat! Weight loss does not equal hunger. Fill your plate with nourishing plant-based foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fibre, but low in calories. Load up on fresh greens, mushrooms, berries, and tomatoes.
- Fibre, fibre, fibre! People who eat more fibre have lower body weight. This is because fibre-rich foods are satisfying and filling. They help keep blood sugar steady and cravings curbed. Boost your intake of beans, seeds, and whole grains, or add PGX granules to your meals.*
What’s your weight loss tip?
*Drink additional water (8 fl. oz.) after ingesting PGX®. If you are taking medications, take one hour prior to or two hours after taking PGX®
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 Korczak, Renee and Joanne L. Slavin. “Effects of Dietary Fiber on Body Mass Index: A Systematic Review of Cross-Sectional Studies, Prospective Cohort Studies and Randomized Controlled Trials.” The FASEB Journal 27 (2013): 1079.3. Print.