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How to Lose Weight Healthily

How to Lose Weight Healthily

In summer 2020, the UK government launched a new strategy designed to tackle obesity throughout the country, with a major new campaign encouraging people to adopt healthier habits.

 

Millions of adults across Britain are being encouraged to lose weight to support their long-term health, including reducing their risk of serious illness.

 

Obesity has been in the news a lot in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although there is no data that suggests being overweight increases your risk of coronavirus, the government has said that people who are obese are more likely to need intensive care treatment if they contract the virus.

 

With this in mind, it’s more important than ever for everyone to be proactive about maintaining a healthy weight.

 

Ultimately, the best advice is to eat less (but eat more of the good stuff), and to move more, but here are a few tips to help you to manage your weight healthily:

Eat a Filling Breakfast

 

Some think that skipping breakfast means you’re eating fewer calories throughout the day so you’re sure to lose weight, but it actually means you’re likely to be hungrier and crave snacks throughout the morning. It’ll probably mean you’ll end up eating a bigger lunch too.

 

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; eating a filling, protein-packed breakfast such as proats or protein pancakes can help to keep cravings at bay, leaving you feeling more satisfied throughout the morning.

 

a bowl of protein overnight oats made with Garden of Life protein powder

 

We recommend creating a meal plan with regular mealtimes each day to keep yourself on track, making sure breakfast is a non-negotiable element.

Eat More Fruit and Veg

 

Eating more fruit and veg is really important if you’re trying to lose weight. These foods are not just lower in calories, but they’re also packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to provide you with essential nutrients and to help to keep your body healthy.

 

What’s more, fruits and vegetables are a good natural source of filling fibre. You can increase your fibre intake even further with Garden of Life Super Seed Powder, which contains 6g of fibre per serving, as well as protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

 

 

Made from 14 different sprouted grains, seeds and legumes that can all be traced right back to their source, our Super Seed Powder is gluten-free, soy-free and also contains a diverse mix of live bacteria to help support gut health.

Follow a Low-Carb Diet

 

An eating plan that’s lower in carbohydrates, such as a keto diet, could also help you to lose weight healthily. The ketogenic diet takes 70-80% of its calories from healthy fats, with the remaining 20-30% of calories coming from carbs and proteins.

 

Eating in this way puts your body into a state known as ketosis, which is where it primarily burns fat for energy.

 

Many people follow a keto diet to support weight loss, while it can also help with maintaining blood sugar levels and boosting energy levels during exercise.

 

At Garden of Life, our Keto Fit powders contain balanced fat, protein and carbs to support a keto diet, and are available in a range of delicious flavours so you can easily whip up tasty keto-friendly shakes.

 

Keep Your Body Moving

 

Exercise also needs to play a key part in any weight loss plan, by burning calories and fat to help you to maintain a healthy weight.

 

If your exercise levels are currently low, walking or jogging more will help to get your body moving, while if you’re already into your fitness, something a little more intense like a HIIT workout will have extra fat-burning benefits.

Use Supplements to Support Your Workouts

 

For extra support as you increase the amount of exercise you’re doing, Garden of Life Raw Organic Fit Powder contains ingredients that can help to boost your energy levels, while helping you to burn fat.

 

 

Use this organic protein powder before or after your workout, and benefit from the Svetol® green coffee bean extract, Raw Food-created chromium, and organic cinnamon that are designed to help you to burn fat.

 

Raw Organic Fit Powder is designed to enhance your diet and help you to build muscle. It’s vegetarian, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free and made from Certified Organic plant proteins.

 

Find inspiration for using protein powder as part of a healthy lifestyle here:

 

Our Best Protein Fruit Smoothie Recipes

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Our Best Protein Fruit Smoothie Recipes

2020-03-10 16:26:53By Garden of Life



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