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How to lose weight and keep it off

Follow these simple tips to keep your weight in check.
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Follow these five simple tips for maintaining your goal weight.

Eat the right foods

Be strategic and focus on low-calorie, high-volume foods. These will make you feel fuller for longer as they’re often high in fibre so you’re less likely to snack. Examples are zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, salads, roast veggies, frozen fruit and low-fat yoghurt.

Keep your progress in check

Wear an exercise tracker, keep an online food diary, join a Facebook group or blog your journey. Or do all those things. The key is to be consistent with your diet and exercise and these are great tools to help you keep motivated.

Exercise consistently

Regular activity is key to losing weight and keeping it off. Be creative and challenge yourself by trying different classes to find exercises you really enjoy. Or aim to exceed 10,000 steps a day, as it will force you to get creative with your daily routine. Make the most of the warm weather and get outside, whether it be walking, exercising in a local park or doing some laps.

Food prep is key

Having pre-prepared meals will help you stay on track and be less tempted to order takeout or nibble on unhealthy snacks. Signing up to a food program such as Lite n’ Easy will help you keep control of the calories you consume. Plus, the meals actually taste good!

Know it gets easier

As healthy changes become ingrained habits, keeping weight off is proven to feel easier psychologically. Plus, as you replace fat with lean muscle, your body naturally burns more kilojoules on a daily basis, even when you’re not moving.

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