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    7 Winning Weight Loss Tips


    I'm a nutritionist and hypnotherapist and I've helped hundreds of people to lose weight. Here are my top tips for winning weight loss.


    1. Over 90% of all diets fail, and when they do, we are so desperate and deprived that we almost always put the weight back on and then some when we finally crack. This is usually because the 'diet' we've gone on in the first place is too extreme. Make small, easier to stick to changes that you can sustain. Over the longer term this will pay off.
    2. Imagine splitting your plate into food groups. Fill up half of it with vegetables or salad, a quarter with protein and a quarter with a slow releasing carbohydrate such as wholemeal pasta or, even better, brown rice.
    3. Protein is an essential component of every meal and every snack. It helps up to feel fuller and more satisfied, plus it slows the absorption of sugars into the blood, giving slower releasing energy.
    4. Don't drink your calories. The problem with drinks is that they don't fill us up in the same way as food does (unless it's perhaps a protein shake). Steer well clear of fizzy drinks and calorific coffees and stick to plain water, coffee with a dash of milk or herbal teas.
    5. Stick to slow releasing carbohydrates such as brown rice, wholemeal pasta and bread. Slower releasing carbohydrate foods release sugars more slowly into the blood, causes a gentler production of insulin. Insulin is what stores sugars away while it lowers blood sugar. A sudden drop in blood sugar after a quick rise can leave us weak and hungry again. A slower release means more sustained energy.
    6. Are there emotional or stress related reasons that you over eat? Whether you are stressed out and over worked, an abuse victim or an emotional eater, addressing these underlying issues can make all the difference. Seek counselling, a <a href="hypnotherapist">http://www.easywaytochange.co.uk</a> or psychotherapist to help you.
    7. Watch the size of your plate or bowl. When we have a smaller plate of bowl it creates an optical illusion that the food served onto it is larger than it really is.


    Find out more about my work at <a href="Easy Way to Change">http://www.easywaytochange.co.uk</a>

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