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Back to basics

Fitness expert Naomi Silvester from Strong 21 gives us her top three tips when working towards weight loss.

Everywhere I look, I see this diet, that skinny tea, these fat burners or some other, apparently magical aid to weight loss.

I do not doubt the effectiveness of some of the products available, and I do believe that if something will help encourage a person to improve their lifestyle, then do it! However, long-term, long-lasting change doesn’t come in a bottle. We have to make small changes daily to see those big changes for good and the easiest way is to take it all back to basics and keep it simple.

Keep hydrated! Drinking water is one of the easiest ways to turn up your fat-burning capacity as even a mildly dehydrated body won’t burn fat easily. The brain doesn’t always distinguish between hunger and thirst. Try drinking a glass of water first before reaching for something tasty.

Try upping your protein intake. Protein is the building block for every cell in your body and essential for fat loss! It is widely available in many foods such as meat, fish, eggs, cheese, oats, quinoa, Greek yoghurt, tofu, soya beans or a good quality whey protein shake. A high protein intake boosts metabolism, reduces appetite and helps regulate the hormones that affect weight!

Move it to lose it – exercise is by far the best way to shed unwanted pounds, up your daily steps, take the stairs where possible or even park further away from the shop door to increase your daily activity and burn a few extra calories.

If you try these three basic steps you’ll see how you can make those positive changes and promote a healthier you. For more information check out Strong21 Training on Facebook and Instagram.

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