Last Updated: 03/06/2016
If you are fed up with the fad diets, and diets clubs then it’s hardly surprising, as most food nutritionalists would argue that starting any of these fad diets will keep you slim in the long run, in fact some research has shown that people will be more likely to put on more weight after following a strict calorie regime. Any type of diet which makes you feel as though you are going without something you want will probably fail, as you will simply want to reward yourself at some point.
The BBC news channel featured some examples where Doctors had gone against the advice of the health experts and had recommended that their patients who were suffering from type 2 diabetes ate less carbohydrates and increased their consumption of full fat produce. Doctors who have been trialing this new full-fat, low carb diet with their patients experienced a rapid improvement in the health of the people suffering with diabetes.
Other health specialists have called for a shake up in the way we view food, with some food intuitionalists stating that processed food of any kind will be turned into fat on the body, which means that no matter how long someone exercises the processed food will just be put down as body fat – this theory goes against current beliefs in the UK.
The best way to lose weight is to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, limiting carbohydrates and not eating any processed food, if you want to snack then chose nuts, seeds and grains over crisps and chocolate. Full fat dairy products will make you feel fuller for longer, which will help stop any snacking.
Make small changes to your lifestyle such as cutting out drinking alcohol mid-week and avoiding binge drinking at the weekends. If you are a regular drinker battling with weight issues you will be surprised at the difference this will make. Check out our drinking guide lines article “So how much is safe to drink?’
Introduce more exercise into your life, walk to work if you can, avoid lifts – take the stairs, go for daily walks – buy a pedometer so that you can work out how many steps you are doing each day around 10,000 is healthy.
Drink plenty of water, this will flush out any bad toxins and will help your body to work more efficiently.
Always consult a doctor before making any dramatic changes to your current lifestyle