It’s easy to lose weight, right? All you need to do is eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. You’ll start tomorrow…
Unfortunately, losing weight isn’t quite that easy, but don’t despair. The good news is it can be easier to shift those extra pounds with help from the right supplements from Healthspan.
Multivitamins: Your body needs essential nutrients, including vitamins A-E and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc, to maintain good health and a strong immune system. But rather than taking a different supplement for each nutrient, you can find them all in one handy multivitamin – a quick and easy way to give your body what it needs.
Omega 3: Losing weight doesn’t happen overnight – it takes time and dedication. The essential fatty acid omega 3 is found in oily fish and helps concentration so you can stay focused on your weight loss goals. It also has other benefits, including reducing your risk of heart disease. Boost your omega 3 intake by taking a daily supplement.
CLA: If some of those pounds are simply not moving, it might be time to take action. CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a good fat which helps break down bad fat in the body so you’re not burning muscle. You can get CLA from meat and dairy products and also in supplement form from Healthspan, the UK’s leading direct supplier of vitamins and minerals.
Glucosamine: Exercising regularly could help weight loss, but if you’re experiencing aches and pains from muscles and sore joints, your glucosamine levels could be low. Glucosamine is a natural amino sugar our body produces to keep joints supple and flexible. Top up your supply with a glucosamine supplement.
If you’re still wondering how to shift those pounds, Caron Leckie, nutritionist for UK delivered diet service, Diet Chef, shares her five top tips for losing weight…
1. Don’t crash diet
Crash dieting will make your weight yoyo and you’ll eventually end up overeating. Starving yourself will make your body more inclined to store fat when you do eat, while eating too many calories will make your body store the extra ones as fat.
2. Grab a snack
Snacking gets a bad reputation but it can help you lose weight. Eating fruit and vegetables between meals is a great alternative to sugary foods. They fill you up more and have a lot less calories.
3. Note it down
Keep a diary of what you’re eating, the exercise you’re doing and how much weight you’re losing. It will help keep you on track!
4. Vary your exercise
Your body will adapt to regular patterns and become more efficient using fewer calories than before. Include a mix of cardio and weight training and vary any routine every 4-6 weeks.
5. Focus on the positives
Find things that will keep you motivated. Whether it’s clothes or an old photo – what’s important is that it’s specific to you and keeps you focused.