It doesn’t have to be very complicated. Once you have a proper diet going the rest sort of makes sense:
1. Eat an early dinner -after a meal, the digestive system processes and absorbs the food you have just eaten, so that your body can use the nutrients consumed. This process takes around 4 to 5 hours. So if you go to bed at 10 you shouldn’t eat past 5 or 6.
2. Boost your protein intake Protein rich foods include meat, fish, chicken, eggs and cheese. Nuts, beans, lentils and other pulses are also loaded with protein.
3. Eat more spicy foods -adding chilli and other spices such as paprika and turmeric can help the body burn fat.
4. Avoid alcohol -it offers only empty calories – no nutrients just sugar that gets stored as fat.
5. Avoid liquid calories -from fizzy drinks to high sugar coffees, fruit juices or smoothies, drinks high in sugar and calories are easy to over indulge. They make you crave even more sugar when after they set your blood sugar on a rollercoaster.
6. Get Sleep The body repairs itself when you sleep. Building up muscles you’ve exercised, they help you burn fat. Poor sleep encourages cravings, in particular for sweet foods.
7. Do more low intensity cardio Low intensity activities such as walking, cycling and running at a steady pace and done for at least 30 minutes at a time, can encourage your body into its fat-burning zone.
8. Weight training too! -lean muscle mass needs more calories to survive than fat does, thus you burn through fat stores faster.