Two top 10 diet & exercise tips for easier weight loss

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  1. Donnie46

    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

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    We sometimes need to be reminded of some good tips for dieting and exercise, I know I do, and as we have a few newbies on the forum I thought these would help them and us.


    Dieting...



    1. Start your day with a healthy breakfast to kick start your metabolism.

    2. Eat regular meals- at least three per day.

    3. Use low fat substitutes for dairy products wherever possible, for example, skimmed milk, low fat cheese, cottage cheese and yoghurt.

    4. Make sure your diet is made up mainly from fruit, vegetables and fibre rich foods like bread and pasta.

    5. Replace desserts with fruit to satisfy the craving for something sweet.

    6. Don't eat large, heavy meals last thing at night or your body won't have chance to burn off those calories.

    7. Drink plenty of water and low calorie drinks to help you feel full.

    8. Make yourself more active, climb stairs and walk all short journeys.

    9. Allow yourself treats occasionally or you may end up binging.

    10. Don't be too hard on yourself, aim to lose weight slowly and it will stay off for good.
    Exercise...





    1. Simple rule number one, always take the stairs, avoid lifts and escalators. And if you have to go up a lot of floors get off a couple early, there’s always a compromise!

    2. Park the car a little further away from work or shops, even if you only take the space at the far end of the car park.

    3. When watching the TV, try to do something active, get the Hoover out or do a little dusting, or even try to forget the remote control, get up and change it yourself.

    4. Go out and walk, cycle, or even night socialising on your feet. Anything active! (But if your socialising watch out for any extra drinking!)

    5. Why not consider “walking breaks” instead of coffee breaks at work? this will get your body moving during the day, and wake you up.

    6. If possible, ride your bike to work once or twice a week, or if that’s not practical, try driving most of the way, park somewhere safe and cycle the rest. A member of the Eatatease team does this every day!

    7. Play with your kids instead of just watching them while sitting on the sofa. Even better, make a commitment to take them out to the park, you’ll soon tire them out and you’ll get some great exercise too!

    8. Walk your dog we’re told owning a dog can add ten years to your life (but only if you actually get active with it).

    9. Cut the grass, do some weeding in the garden, and wash the car instead of taking it to the car wash, you’ll soon burn off extra calories.

    10. Do some stretches, or sit ups while watching TV, try to do a few during the adverts, you’ll soon build up to a respectable level.
     
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    debbywebby1970 Silver Member

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    Donnie, thanks for that, that is really helpful..... x x x x
     
  4. squiddie

    squiddie Starting Again!

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    Excellent post Donnie, just want to point out one little thing,
    this isn't actually true. It's about the amount of calories you consume within a 24 hour period, not when you consume them. 8 hours of sleep can burn about 400 calories. :D
     
  5. judimac

    judimac Mad old Bat with Attitude

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    I should be so lucky as to get 8 hours of sleep! :rolleyes:
     
  6. Donnie46

    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

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    Thank's for pointing that out Squiddie.

    I can't remember the last time I had a full 8 hours sleep....

    Oops!!, I tell a fib when I had the flu in April I spent 3 days in bed sleeping most of the time.....

    On a normal night though I rarely sleep more that 5/6 hours.
     
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    squiddie Starting Again!

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    Well it's about 50 calories and hour so it's all good!
     
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