The BBC ONE documentary called ’10 Things You Need To Know about losing weight’, presented by science journalist (and qualified medical doctor) Michael Mosley.
Here are the ten things that Michael Mosley thinks you should know about losing weight:
1. Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast, as it makes you crave higher calorie food.
2. Use smaller plates to control portion size.
3. Count your calories.
4. Don’t blame your metabolism.
5. Protein staves off hunger pangs.
6. Soup keeps you fuller for longer.
7. The wider the choice, the more you eat.
8. Low fat dairy actually helps you excrete more fat.
9. Exercise goes on burning fat even while you sleep.
10. Keep moving and lose weight – Just keep active.
Do these three things:
1. Be honest about what you eat – and be wary of ‘hidden’ calories in sauces and drinks – and try to find ways of swapping high calorie favorites with tasty alternatives (e.g. roasted sweet potato for chips).
2. Exercise needs to play a part in any healthy lifestyle. Exercise will help to speed weight loss and it will also stop the body from breaking down muscle as it searches for energy to keep you going. Exercise can also be very useful as a way of ‘making up’ for unavoidable nights out, parties, etc.!
3. In order to be sustainable, it has to be a lifestyle change – not just a crash diet – and it will need to be something you can enjoy, or you will never keep it up.
Exercise should be part of your every day life and good eating habits are critical to long life – SjC