LOSING weight is certainly no picnic – especially when you’re struggling to achieve the results you want.
However, dieting doesn’t need to be as hard as many of us think.
There are some simple lifestyle changes you can make, which require barely any effort, that can help the weight drop off.
Here, we talk you through ten of the easiest ways you can blitz your body fat – without any added stress.
1. Get more zzzzs
This weight loss trick is so easy you can do it lying down.
Getting enough sleep helps blitz body fat – by curbing cravings, keeping your appetite in check and giving you the energy to move more.
What’s more, a bad night’s sleep can alter the way the body responds to food, leaving you in a vicious cycle.
The less you sleep, the more weight you gain, and the more weight you gain, the harder it is to sleep.
A recent study revealed that those who only sleep six hours a night have bigger waistlines and higher BMIs than those who manage nine hours.
2. Up your fruit and veggies
Adding more fruit and vegetables to your diet can provide you with speedy weight loss with results that are much more likely to last than fad diets.
A 2017 study found that a diet high in plant products is better for dropping kilos than other conventional diets.
3. Cut portion sizes
You don’t necessarily need to cut out all your favourite foods, you just need to limit how much of it you eat.
If you start by reducing the sizes of your meals by an unnoticeable 10 percent, that’s 10 percent less calories you’re consuming.
4. Eat breakfast
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day – as breaking the fast after a night’s sleep gets your metabolism working.
In particular, research shows that people who frequently have cereal for breakfast tend to have healthier weights and lower body mass indexes (BMIs) than those who don’t eat cereal, or who skip breakfast.
Overall, breakfast skippers have higher average BMIs than breakfast eaters, according to a 2003 study.