5 Weight Loss Tips to Help You Lose 5kgs in a Month
It’s almost that time of the year again when you resolve to lose weight and get healthy. But with the festive season just around the corner, it also means you can expect to be bombarded with food that is high in fat, sugar or salt. Between office happy hours and family gatherings over dinner, it’s a challenging time to stay on track with your diet plan. Instead of feeling stressed out and defeated, take this as an opportunity to start early so that you have more time to reach your target weight by the end of November. That said, we know how hard it is for most of us to shed those stubborn kilos after winter. And if you’re reading this article now, chances are you need some serious inspiration to get started. That’s why we list down 5 effective tips on how you can lose 5kg in one month (or even sooner if you follow these tips religiously!)
Start with a clean eat-and-train habit
If you’re serious about losing weight, you’ll have to start with a clean eating and training habit. Thankfully, we’ve created an easy to follow guide on how to lose weight fast. For starters, start with consuming less processed food. It’s best to avoid eating high-sugar foods like doughnuts and pastries. Instead, try to eat whole grain food like brown rice, whole wheat bread and oatmeal because they are high in fibre and vitamins. For snacks, it’s best to go for fruits and vegetables because they are rich in water, fibre and vitamins. And don’t forget to drink a lot of water daily too!
Don’t be too strict on your diet and workouts
There’s nothing more discouraging than going into a strict diet and workout regimen and not seeing results after a few weeks. For starters, try to not be too rigid with your diet and workout plans. Why? Because every person has a different body composition and metabolism, hence there is no one-fits-all diet plan that works for everyone. Instead, you should stay flexible with your diet to accommodate your diet plan based on your body’s response. The same applies to your workout regimen too. For example, if you’re consistent with your workouts but not seeing any results, it’s best to get your metabolism tested. Your metabolism is responsible for burning off the fat in your body and can be affected by various factors like age, diet, level of stress and sleep. When your metabolism slows down as you get older, it’s common to see that you’ve gained weight even if you’ve been eating the same amount of food and exercising regularly.
Eat more vegetables
Studies show that high-fibre rich vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and lettuce can help you lose up to 5 kgs in a month. Why? Because these veggies are rich in water and fibre that can help you feel fuller and curb your cravings. For example, if you’re craving something sweet, you can drink a glass of warm water with lemon (which is also rich in vitamin C). This can help you curb your cravings and avoid eating sweets. Apart from water and fibre, vegetables are also rich in vitamins and minerals that keep your skin, immune system and metabolism healthy. No wonder why people who eat their daily dose of vegetables are less likely to get sick and are more likely to avoid premature ageing.
Smoothies, Juices & Soups
Smoothies, cold-pressed juices and soups contain many of the essential nutrients and vitamins needed to lose weight and stay healthy. One Co. products are widely stocked throughout South Africa and offer nationwide delivery. You can view weight-loss options here.
Exercise consistently and smart
While we’ve mentioned that you don’t have to be too strict with your diet, it’s important to understand that you need to exercise regularly (at least 3 times a week) to burn off the fat in your body. And as we mentioned above, your metabolism plays a huge role in burning off the fats and calories in your body. Hence, it’s best to take action and exercise regularly to boost your metabolism and shed off that excess fat. For starters, it’s important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all workout that works for everyone. Depending on your body type, you should pick the right workout plan that works for you. For example, if you have a pear-shaped body type, you should focus on doing exercises that tone your bum and thighs like squats and lunges. On the other hand, if you have a apple-shaped body type, focus on doing exercises that tone your core like crunches and planks.
Now that you know how to lose 5kg in a month, we hope that you’ve found this article interesting and helpful. That said, remember that you need to be consistent with your diet and workout plan in order to see results. If you’re serious about losing weight and getting fit, don’t wait for the New Year. Start with a clean eat-and-train habit now and you’ll be well on your way to a healthier and happier you!