26 Oct 2016

IT'S YOUR SNACKING HABITS-NOT YOUR HARMONES

Have you ever wondered why you're not losing weight? It's nothing to do with your hormones- you may be a secret eater and not know about it. 

1 pound of fat= 3500 calories. To lose 1 pound, you would need to burn 3500 calories. Easiest way to do that is by reducing 500 calories from your daily calorie allowance. And the reverse is true- you will put on 1 pound for every 3500 calories consumed. 
For women, the average calories you need, to maintain your weight is 1500. 
If you are constantly on the go, you might pick up some unhealthy snacks along the way- which will really hinder your weightloss efforts.

Junk food- pizza, burgers, fries, chips, chocolates, crisps etc all contain lots & lots of calories so having a few of them as a snack or dinner option, isn't going to help you lose weight. Yes, junk food is tempting as there are restaurants and takeaways everywhere you go, but it's all about willpower. If you really want to lose weight, you need to put in the effort. Exercise alone won't help, as the saying goes- you cannot out-train a bad diet! 

Did you know?
A large latte contains almost 360 calories (I love lattes too, but if you're trying to lose weight, you need to eliminate it from your daily routine).
Donner Kebab & Chips (Nations favourite after a heavy drinking session- contains a whooping 900 calories, and that's only a small portion without sauces!)
Raspberry Jam Doughnut- 260 calories, glazed, plain doughnut 200 calories.
A single cheeseburger- 300 calories
Oreo biscuit- 45 calories 
Flavoured milkshake- 380 calories (some milkshakes contain more, up to 900 calories)
Double chocolate muffin- 520 calories. 

I know it's much harder to give up your favourite foods, but if you are determined to lose weight and be healthy, you need to make significant changes. I'm not saying, just eat soup and salad- but search for healthy alternatives. For example, if you usually have a fry up every morning- reducing the number of items, will save you a few hundred calories. Swap a full English (1100 calories) for poached/scrambled egg on brown toast (480 calories). Swap a chocolate muffin for slimfast snack
 chocolate bars (95 calories and delicious!). 

Making these small changes will surely help you to lose weight quicker.