Here are some post-lockdown weight loss tips

Here are some post-lockdown weight loss tips

If you are looking to shed that lockdown weight; here are some simple tips to drop those extra pounds… COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on all our lives for the last two years and almost no one has been immune to it. If not COVID itself, the lockdown anxiety has certainly got to us all and so has the lockdown weight. Most of us have overindulged during this lockdown and our fitness certainly has taken a backseat. However, since the lockdown has been eased and things seem to be getting back to normal; now may be the right time to drop them extra pounds and get back in shape. If fitness has been on your mind; read on as we put together a quick weight loss guide to help you get started on your weight loss journey… Why is weight loss important? A report published by the NHS in 2016 established that obesity is estimated to be the fourth largest risk factor contributing to deaths in the UK, which is why it is extremely important for you to maintain your weight and BMI.

You can calculate your BMI here. BMI: body mass index which is the measure of body fat based on height and weight.

Five tips to get you started on your journey to weight loss:

Get started and be consistent:

Getting started with your fitness doesn't mean you need to suddenly dedicate hours and hours to exercise. Don’t over exert yourself and then give up entirely on your health. Instead you can keep your fitness goals achievable and aim for a realistic exercise session of 30 minutes may be three times a week. We suggest a half hour of brisk walking or home workout to begin with instead of a heavy session at the gym.

Be more active:

Make small, easy but consistent changes to your lifestyle. For instance, try to walk more instead of using the car, use the stairs instead of the lift and be active when you can. Start small but be consistent in making a more conscious change to your lifestyle.

Lifestyle changes over fads:

Don't just indulge in fad diets. Simply eat healthy and in the correct portions. Make healthy swaps like white bread for whole wheat bread; get in touch with a nutritionist and get your ideal diet and portion size.

Maintain a healthy but balanced diet:

When considering a healthy diet also ensure it is a balanced diet, try eating oily fish such as mackerel, salmon, tuna and trout. You can include cereals for breakfast, and potatoes, pasta and rice for lunch or dinner.

BMI:

If you have a high BMI (body mass index) you can try some weight loss medicines. Check out our weight loss product range here.

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