Spring Into Summer Weight Loss Tips!

With unusually hot weather signalling an early end to spring, this is typically the time of year that many of us will be taking up weight loss regimes, in the hope of showing off a more slender figure in the summer.

However, quite often people find that their best efforts are met with difficulty and stumbling blocks. The thing is, even when we think we’re doing the right thing, we might actually be inadvertently sabotaging our own efforts.

Here then are a few questions you should ask yourself that can help you keep on the right track ….

1. Are you eating the wrong food? - Many people rely on cereal bars or protein shakes and fasting. In the long run, this rarely works because the foods don’t satisfy your stomach. Cheese sticks or non-fat yoghurt with strawberries could be good alternatives.

2. Are you working out too late? - Yes, you need exercise, but getting a good amount of sleep is just as important. Five to six hours of sleep a day slows the metabolism and causes hormonal changes. Also, fatigue could induce you to indulge in foods. Recent research suggests that those lacking sleep, tend to eat 500 calories more than those who have abundant sleep.

3. Are you working out too much? - Exercise is the staple way to take away your weight, but it does not work magic. Diet is the most important factor. Instead of working out six days a week, halving the exercise time and using the extra hours to fill up with fresh vegetables and plan your meals could be more productive.

4. Are you too obsessed with salad? - Eating abundant vegetables is crucial to losing weight. However, salad often lacks carbohydrates, which could make you feel even more hungrier. Adding brown rice or beans in the salad bowl or eating a soup or sandwich can be a better option.

5. Are you accidentally eating high-calorie foods? - By all means switch your white bread with wholemeal, ditch your crisps in favour of nuts and use olive oil instead of butter. But beware: they are not low-calorie alternatives. Don’t eat too much of them.

6. Are you eating too early? - Many dieticians advise people to refrain from eating late. But in fact, having about 70 percent of your daily recommended calories before dinner and 30 percent at dinner is fine. Just don’t search for chocolate, toast or biscuits at night.

7. Are you eating alone? - Having company at meal tables definitely helps us moderate the amount of food we consume. There is evidence that this is more the case for women.

8. Are you avoiding eating between meals? - It may be better to reduce the amount of breakfast, lunch and dinner you are having and squeeze in small, healthy snacks in-between. Your metabolism works better when you eat every 3-4 hours.

9. Are you keeping a food diary? - Researchers suggest that those who keep diet journals tend to lose weight twice as effectively as those who don’t keep one. Simply writing down what you have eaten can alert you to how much you are eating.

10. Are you drinking water? - Replacing fizzy drinks and juice with water could dramatically reduce your calorie intake. Those who drink two glasses of water, eat an average of 90 calories less than others per mealtime.

11. Are you skipping breakfast? - Those who eat breakfast, tend to maintain healthy weight in the long term. Just eating a whole-food cereal could help you start your day fresh and keep healthy, as well as lose weight.

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Still wondering whether hypnosis could be right for you ….?

“After battling with my weight for the last 15 yrs or more, my health was suffering. I chose hypnotherapy rather than invasive surgery provide a long term solution.

Tony Schofield was recommended to me & the results have excellent & I have a new found confidence and desire to succeed - I am now lighter than I've been in the last 8yrs. I have absolutely no problem in recommending Tony's skills to anyone considering hypnosis as a realistic way to change your life”
John P.  Preston, Lancashire

“A month ago I made the decision to explore hypnotherapy as a means of changing my eating habits and losing weight. The benefits I have received from the amazing support I have received from Tony Schofield have gone far beyond those goals and his empathetic and supportive style has enabled me to rediscover the more confident person that has laid dormant for some time and to feel good about myself in general. With his help I have also re-awakened the belief that I have the power within me to develop my career further - the possibilities are endless (thank you Tony from the bottom of my heart!!)”
J.A. Thornton-Cleveleys

Many thanks to you both and Well Done on your fabulous achievements so far … keep it going!

Bye for now


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