THE BEST WAYS TO PREVENT WEIGHT GAIN THIS WINTER

I always advise my clients to consider the following healthy tips;

Stay physically active

Regular physical activity throughout the year can help keep a healthy weight. You can engage in aerobics and non-aerobic activities, including jogging, running, and resistance training. Research suggests that being active through exercising consistently for long periods can help avoid weight gain.

Time your snacks

Are you the type who snacks every two hours, regardless of how heavy your main meal was? Well, if your food servings are whole with enough veggies, then your hunger should go lower for a few hours before having to eat again. But if you do lighter meals, snacking should be between an hour or two. I always emphasize on having just one or two snacks because that is what you need, and do not forget to time yourself. Timely snacking can help keep a healthy weight because researchers suggest that it can help control appetite.

Moderate on processed foods

Weight loss mainly requires you to understand a few things. There may be no need for counting calories. You can eat whole foods like veggies and cut on processed and sugary foods to achieve a good weight. I usually remind my clients to eat a half-plate of vegetables at lunch time and dinner. I never used to like veggies, but I got into them by modifying my servings, including making fruit smoothies and omelet. My friend also introduced me to vegetarian spaghetti, and I loved it.

Avoid being excessively restrictive

Did you know that overly restrictive meals can help lose weight, but later cause weight gain due to calories overconsumption? It can also cause mental and physical health problems, especially because they cause deficiency of important nutrients in the body.

Major on maintain general health, not weight loss alone

Researchers suggest that people mainly intending to lose weight are less successful in achieving a healthy weight than those focused on general wellness.

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

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