Portion control is one of the most important factors in weight loss, weight maintenance and weight gain, especially when you are trying to lose weight.
The UK Dietary Guidelines recommends that you eat from a variety different food groups each to get a range of vitamins and nutrients to support your health.
2. Move more
For some people, a daily walk and some weekly strength training are enough to see great results.
For others, you might need to get more of a sweat on to see the benefit. Try alternating your walks with jogging or a light run. Increase your strength training as this helps to build muscle which means you will burn more calories even from your daily movements.
Cut out processed food and things like white bread, rice and pasta and have wholegrain and wholemeal versions instead which are high in fibre and vitamins.
4. Include metabolism boosting foods in your diet
Get your insides to do all the work. Fire up your metabolism and the calories will burn themselves. Read our top picks for metabolism boosting foods here.
5. Get support
Try chatting to a friend or another mum who has lost weight. Pick their brain and see if they have any insight for you about anything you are missing or not doing. Jump onto the Healthy Mummy Facebook group and be inspired by the mums, advice and stories on the page.
6. Meal prep
If you are looking for a more structured plan to follow, then try our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge (which is breastfeeding friendly but is also suitable for all mums whether you are breastfeeding or not). It helps you get prepared and encourages you to meal prep – meal preparation equals healthy eating.
The Challenge offers you over 4,000 recipes, customisable meal plans and over 350 exercises and it is made for BUSY mums.
One day at a time is all we can do. Don’t let a bad day turn into a bad week. So if you have a slip-up, dust yourself off and remember that tomorrow is another day closer to your goal!
8. Increase protein and fibre
Ensure that you are eating enough protein in your meals and snacks. This helps you to feel fuller for longer and gets your metabolism firing. Think nuts, LSA, boiled eggs, poached chicken, natural peanut butter, tofu.
Reducing your added sugar intake is one of the FASTEST ways to lose tummy fat, reduce calories, increase energy, improve your skin and lose excess kilos. Sugar is hidden EVERYWHERE. Here are 7 ways to reduce your sugar intake.
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