The Medical Research Council believe that slimming clubs like Weight Watchers might be the answer to Britain’s obesity crisis and could be prescribed by the NHS in the future.
Whilst I have never advocated points systems or calories counting, I do believe that any kind of group meeting that motivates others to shed pounds together can only be a good thing. The power of a group to support each other in losing weight and getting fitter and healthier is often stronger than the power we have over ourselves to go it alone.
We all approach weight loss differently according to our personality types. Dieters who attend slimming clubs are normally very motivated by clear structure, group support and accountability, whilst other slimmer are cheesed off and embarrassed by the whole concept, preferring to go it alone with dieting books, exercise plans or seeing a nutritionist. Whatever works for you is what matters.
Here are some extra tips..
Form your own slimming club
If you dread the thought of slimming clubs and public weigh ins then set up your own club with trusted friends and family and motivate each other. Your don’t necessarily have to use a points system, you may want to choose your own diet book to stick to.
One size does not fit all!?
Know what works for you. Successful dieters have a tried and tested method honed over many years of trial and error. So experiment with different healthy weight loss plans and get to know what works for you and your lifestyle.
Understand why you can’t lose weight
If you have tried every diet under the sun, you eat healthily, exercise and still can’t lose the weight then you need to investigate this further. Your GP or nutritionist will be able to run tests and help you discover any underlying hormonal conditions or food intolerances etc.
Yes! Certain foods can help you raise your metabolic rate and burn calories. So let me show you some of the best fat burning secrets to a slim line body.
Make your daily cuppa green
Green tea contains a little bit of caffeine and this stimulant activity can help burn more calories. It also contains flavenoid antioxidants which can help boost metabolism. You can find green tea supplements as well as normal tea bags in your local supermarket.
Spice up your diet
By eating spicy food, you can have a great taste minus the guilt. The capsaicin present in peppers and other hot spices revs up your body’s metabolic rate burning more calories. So try adding some Tabasco sauce to your dishes for a calorie burning kick.
Vitamin C rich foods
Foods rich in vitamin C such as limes, lemons, oranges, grapefruit and vegetables like, broccoli, cabbage, celery, watermelon can act as fat burners. Vitamin C dilutes fat in the body rendering it less effective and easier to be flushed out of the system.
Fibre makes you feel fuller
Fibre makes you feel fuller and will help you stop over eating. It also absorbs bad cholesterol in your body and helps to flush it out of your system. Try multicoloured fruits and vegetables with their skins and wholegrains like oats, rye and spelt.
More protein and a little less carb
Your body needs protein to support muscle muscle mass which helps you burn fat Stick with quality proteins like lean meats, fish, poultry and whey and stay away from fatty meats like pork and processed meat products.
5-6 mini meals a day
Don’t ever let yourself go hungry! Instead of 3 meals a day, go for 5-6 smaller meals to keep your metabolism geared up to burn fat and your blood sugar balanced. This will ensure your don’t get those uncontrollable cravings.
The focus should be on eating the right kind of foods in the right proportions and burning calories through movement and exercise. This combination will get you fat burning faster.
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