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I've lost over 6 stones by doing simple things - cut carbs, lots of fruit and veg. L Davis
Avoid white rice and white bread at all costs - rice cakes are really bad they make your insulin levels soar then plummet causing you to eat more and more.... L Fancy
I've been doing Slimming World since January. I always thought it would be faddy but it hasn't, it's just educated me in eating the right things. J Bagnell
Kettlercise - I've tried everything and its the only thing I see virtual instant results from. Toning and weight loss. S Roberts
I use an app to record everything I eat. Seeing the calories add up through the day stops me eating so much! J Blunt
Look when buying 'fat free' items.. It might be fat free but the calories and sugar are prob high.. Your better off having say 2 nice 98% meat sausages than 3 rubbish quality cheaper ones. KJ Walters.
I try to avoid buying chocolate as my willpower is non existent but If you have kids in the house and find their treats tempting, purchase ones you don't like. E.L Garratt
For me it's all about portion sizes - I still eat nice things, just less of them. L Petitt
Smaller plates/portions sizes, Using the Slimpod, exercise - start out small and get better, a ten minute walk is better than ten mins in front of the TV (for your waist line!). CE Williams
Count your calories and actually be aware of what you eat. C.S. Clarke
Cut out fizzy drinks and energy drinks...really should heed my own advice though. B. Smith
Make sure you do not mistake hunger for thirst, always have a drink of water when you think you might be hungry J. Jenkins-Jessup
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Snack on plain popcorn cooked in pan with a little olive oil. Very filling. K White
Some great tips there don't you think?
Recently I have been trying to take some of this advice on board and trying ways to lose weight myself.
I never drink enough fluid so I have been drinking a glass of water instead of snacking. This fills you up and hydrates you, flushing the toxins out of your system.
I have also been trying to avoid white bread and pasta. Wholemeal bread and grains keep your blood sugar up and stops you feeling hungry quickly, sustaining energy release.
I do love porridge and I find porridge made porridge oats with water and a little honey and soya milk filling and delicious. Oats are also great for the heart, being anti-platelet sticking.
Fruit and Veg
As I have been trying to really lose weight, I have been substituting either lunch or breakfast for fruit or salad. This will reduce my calorie intake without actually calorie counting, but I am very careful about salad dressing.
Instead of having lots of side accompaniments to a meal I have been cutting this right down. In the past I could easily eat half a loaf of garlic bread, so now I will let myself have one or two pieces no more.
I have been trying to walk an hour a day for at least 5 times a week. This works out to approximately 3 miles and I burn on average 300 calories doing this. I use the Runkeeper app which is brilliant for monitoring exercise.
Tell me what are your diet and fitness tips?