Weight loss ambitions can often be scuppered by demanding diet plans that slimmers just don’t have the time to follow.
With so many diets to chose from, knowing which one will actually work best can be a daunting task.
When it comes to burning fat, making a few small changes can be enough to trim down the waistline.
By following these four easy steps, slimmers can make a start to their weight loss journey.
Eating whole grains is vital when trying to beat the bulge, according to research by the University of Wollongong.
Filling up on oats for breakfast and switching from white to whole grain when picking things like bread and pasta is enough for dieters to make a change while still eating their favourite foods.
These high-fibre foods will help people trying to lose weight feel fuller for longer, as well as reducing the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes – making it a win-win.
If slimmers are feeling peckish, opting for a high-fibre snack such as nuts is a great option.
Although they are high in fat, the fibre contained in nuts, such as almonds, will keep dieters feeling full, as well as being a good source of protein, essential vitamins and minerals.
Most slimmers know vegetables are vital when trying to lose weight, but making sure to pick colourful vegetables can be the key to starting the weight loss journey.
The research shows piling the plate in a variety of vegetables ensures slimmers reap the benefits, and buying frozen vegetables in bulk ensures there is always a quick and easy vegetable fix on hand.
Another common mistake people make when losing weight is confusing thirst for hunger, so drinking plenty of water is a must.
If dieters drink a glass of water whenever they feel hungry, they will be able to tell whether they need to eat or are just dehydrated.
Water is also a great way to cut liquid calories if chosen over calorific soft drinks and is another simple step that can be easily fitted into anyones diet.