How do you lose weight
So I should avoid fad diets – what is a fad diet?
Fad diets often advise you to follow a very restrictive diet, based on a few foods for a short period of time and result in very rapid weight loss.
The diets are often accompanied with books, products, paid-for memberships or online services that can quickly add up in cost for those wanting to follow these diets.
Some of the fad diets around include:
Blood type diet
Detox teas and skinny coffee
Drink your own urine
Very low carb/ketogenic diet
In all honesty, many of the diets are not sustainable long-term and can provide nutritionally unbalanced diets on a long-term basis.
The best approach to help you reduce your weight is by increasing your activity levels and adopting a healthy balanced diet.
You could look at the Eatwell Guide, reduce your portion sizes, drink less alcohol and aim to be active where you can every day.
The Eatwell Guide recommends at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day: small portions of wholegrain carbohydrates; lean meat, fish and alternatives like beans and pulses; and low-fat dairy products. There is also an emphasis to cut down on processed foods where your budget will allow.
Try to follow a diet which is evidence based, suits your budget, food preferences and can be followed on a long-term basis. Weight loss can be long journey so make sure you are following a plan you can stick with.
At MoreLife we think food should be enjoyed even when you are trying to lose a few pounds so the dietary advice we give is evidence based and practical, helping to guide and support you on your weight loss journey and achieve your long-term goals in 2019.
Did you know…?
Small everyday changes can make a big difference in the long term.
Have a look below for some swap ideas that you could try to help you reduce your calorie intake.