Weight loss can make you feel better and look better, and with the summer months rolling in many Britons will be looking to lose weight.
Many will be hoping they can lose weight fast, and now one expert have revealed a number of tips to help you do just that in only six weeks.
Whatever diet you aim to follow, or exercise you enjoy, there is one big psychological work out you need to do in order to get weight loss on track.
According to Healthspan’s clinical psychologist Dr Jen Nash, you need to discover your ‘big why’.
The expert told Women’s Health that identifying the motivation behind the weight loss with prevent dieters from giving up.
She said: “This is the magic ingredient to get you through those moments when you’re tempted to get off track.”
The expert added: “What’s the reason you’ve decided to embark on this six-week regime? Is it a ‘moving away from’ goal to avoid something you don’t want, like a health condition getting worse or looking bad on the beach?
“Or a ‘moving towards’ goal – feeling great in your clothes again, or confident for an event?
“Anchor your Big Why with a physical reminder – a photo, an inspiring word or phrase you can put on your home screen and pull out when you need a shot of motivation.”
The NHS also provides a 12 week weight loss guide for those looking to lose weight with more time to spare.
The NHS tips for weight loss include eating lots of carbs and tracking how much you are eating.
It said: “Eat the right amount of calories for how active you are, so that you balance the energy you consume with the energy you use.
“If you eat or drink too much, you’ll put on weight. If you eat and drink too little, you’ll lose weight.
“It is recommended that men have around 2,500 calories a day (10,500 kilojoules). Women should have around 2,000 calories a day (8,400 kilojoules).”
How much pasta should you eat every week to lose weight?
Experts have claimed that eating pasta will help you lose weight, according to a new large scale study of almost 2,500 people.
This is because pasta is different to other carbohydrates, because of its low GI status.
Another weight loss diet trick can help you lose weight, and it doesn’t even involve eating less.
Weight loss can be helped by quitting smoking, scientists at Yale University have found.
While it was once thought that smoking could help dieters stay slim by dulling down their appetite, smokers actually have far worse diets that former-smokers or non-smokers.