1. Eat Healthy
Choose foods that ate very filling but low in calories like ruit and veg, pasta, rice, potatoes, pulses, eggs, fish, poultry and lean meat and low-fat dairy.
There are many dance exercises you can try llike Zumba, Bokwa, cheerleeding and other activities like hula-hooping, or even walking. Try different activities and see what you enjoy most and works for you.
3. Lose your guilt
If you got derailed, it’ss tempting to blame yourself and lose confidence.
Don’t allow yourself to sabotage your success, simply get straight back on track with your health plan and feel confident that the weight will come off again.
4. Treat yourself
Losing weight doesn’t have to mean giving up your favorite food. Giving in to your cravings every now and then prevents you from binges.
5. Get your five a day and more
Aim to fill a third of your plate at every meal with fresh or frozen vegetables. They’ll make sure you feel satisfied and stay feeling full for longer.
6. Eat breakfast
Research shows that people who eat breakfast are more likely to make healthy food choices throughout the day, and less likely to have snacks.
7. Be a smart shopper
Make a list of healthy foods and buy only those necessary. This way, you’re less likely to be swayed by offers, which are often placed on unhealthy items.
8. Cut off all the fat
Remove all skin and fat from poultry and trim all visible fat from meat before eating them.
9. Spice it up
Herbs and spices, salt and pepper, balsamic vinegar and soy sauce are all great ways to add flavour to your meals without damaging your slimming efforts.
10. Big difference lies in small swaps
Instead of going for sugar, try to go for artificial sweeteners, instead of white bread go for wholemeal bread, instead of regular mayonnaise for for extra light mayo.
11. Don’t forget your calciums
You don’t have to give up dairy to lose weight. Low-fat dairy products such as skimmed milk, fat-free natural yoghurt and reduced-fat cheese are still packed with plenty of calcium, which is important for healthy bones and teeth.
12. Fill the fridge
When hunger strikes, it’s easy to pick something healthy on the fridge. This way, you’re more likely to avoid unhealthy snacks.
13. Join a group
Evidence shows that you’re three times more likely to succeed when you have the support of a group than when you try to lose weight alone.
14. Eat out with care
When eating out, always pick from the menu the healthiest option.
15. Go for fresh fruits rather than juice
Whole fruit helps you feel full while juices just slip down without satisfying your appetite.
Think of how full you would be after six oranges compared with how easy juice from six oranges would be to drink without feeling full.
16. Keep a food diary
Try to note down your food intakes for your first few weeks. You can show it to your consultant if you’re part of a group, to see what’s not right if ever you struggle with your weight loss.
17. Use technology to your advantage
There are lots of handy apps and Slimming World’s members’ website, which is free when you join your local group, is now available on your mobile. These can be great to look to for help and advice when you’re out and about.
18. Be realistic
If your diet is too strict, you won’t be able to keep it up in the long term and you’ll end up putting all the weight you lost back on.
Instead, make small, sustainable changes – cutting out the equivalent of a biscuit each day can help you lose up to a stone in a year.