1. Eat From The Sea
The omega-3s found in oily fish such as salmon, cod and sardines could benefit your waistline. An Australian study shows that overweight people who eat fish every day as part of a reduced-calorie diet can lose 20 per cent more than those who don’t eat fish.
2. Keep Water On Hand
A US study shows that by drinking 500 ml of water before a meal you could consume 90 kcal less than if you don’t drink water. You may also lose 2.5 kg more in the long run. So keep a water bottle in your bag and on your desk to combat snack cravings when they strike.
3. Hit The Sheets
Aim for seven or eight hours of shut-eye each night as inadequate sleep of five hours or less affects the hunger hormone ghrelin – which increases food intake and abdominal fat, reduces the calories you burn and promotes fat retention. So if you need to get up at 7 am make sure you’re in bed by 11 pm.
4. Put Your Wallet On A Diet
Retail therapy may feel good but a US study shows financial strain is a significant cause of elevated stress levels, which can lead to weight gain. A great way to curb your spending is to limit the amount of unnecessary food items you purchase.
5. Enjoy Your Wine
Women who drink two glasses of wine each night are less likely to gain weight than those who don’t. As a bonus, nutritionist Leanne Cooper says that if you drink sensibly, you may be more responsible and practise moderation when it comes to your overall diet and health.
Text: Bauer Syndication