Changes that make you feel better
SO, we're all agreed that diets and constant weighing are not the best ways to lose weight and become a positive, healthier person. So how can you feel better about what you’re hoping to achieve? Well, there are many ways.
Firstly, you need to make sure you’re eating the right things which will help sustain a more active you, because activity is key in making a thinner and healthier person. There are dozens of healthy, nutritious meal ideas on our website, so do take a look for inspiration.
A Slimpod will help you to avoid food containing empty calories, things like biscuits and snacks; you will need some sugar for energy but it’s best to get this naturally from fruit. Our alcohol download will also help you to say No to those glasses of wine, which are packed with sugar.
It’s very important to eat lots of protein, as this is vital to help muscle growth (which as I’ve explained isn’t necessarily good for the scales but is great for the fat loss). Complex carbohydrates are important so you have the energy to maintain a better fitness regime. The best complex carbohydrates come from vegetables, wholegrain bread, pasta and cereals like porridge, Shredded Wheat and Weetabix.
Muscle growth is important because it speeds up your metabolism – even after exercise, the muscles will still be active, using up the body’s store of fat and turning it into healthier lean muscle tissue. To make sure you help your muscles to burn off the fat you should vary the types of exercise you do – cardio is great, but it shouldn’t be all you do.
If you go for jogs or brisk walks, or use an exercise machine at home or in the gym, it is important to remember to do resistance exercises as well as cardio.
Resistance exercise is important to push muscles that you don’t often use by repeating the same type of exercise again and again. Things like free weights or resistance bands are really good at speeding up fat loss as they increases the number of places across your body burning it off.