Weight loss isn’t about a quick fix or detox, it’s about creating lasting habits that help you lead a healthier lifestyle. This can be especially challenging during the summer holidays when your normal routines get altered. However, by incorporating the 7 nutrition tips below you can set yourself up for success for a lifetime — even when you feel stressed or busy.
1. FOCUS ON SMALL CHANGES
You don’t have to completely overhaul your diet to lose weight. Start by making small changes such as eating fruit instead of drinking fruit juice and adding more colourful foods to your plate. Over time these small tweaks will add up to big results.
2. BE MINDFUL OF PORTIONS
Portion size is the amount of food or drink you actually consume in one sitting. You can take our free wellness evaluation to find out how your ideal day should look like.
3. HAVE YOUR HEALTHY BREAKFAST EVERY MORNING
One of the simplest habits you can develop is to have you Herbalife Healthy Breakfast every single morning. Yes - on the weekends too. Not only the tea, aloe and shake will give you everything your body needs in a simple, tasty and convenient way but it will also help you get the small healthy win right at the start of your day which will set you up for success till the minute you go to bed again.
4. LOG YOUR FOOD
Keeping a consistent and accurate record of what you’re eating is extremely helpful when you’re trying to lose weight. An app like MyFitnessPal can help you keep track of how many calories you’re really consuming as well as macronutrients and micronutrients.
5. COOK MORE AT HOME
If you’re constantly dining out at restaurants or eating packaged food, you’re likely consuming unneeded calories, sugar and sodium. You can find tonnes of healthy and simple meal recipes online or go to our home page and get our Free Meal Builder!
6. ADD LEAN PROTEIN AND MINIMIZE SUGAR
Protein is crucial for weight loss, building muscle and recovering from tough workouts. How much a person needs depends on several factors such as muscle mass, activity level, age and fitness goals. According to the National Institutes of Health, the Recommended Daily Allowance for protein intake is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight (or 0.36 grams per pound of body weight). If you looking for a way to get more protein into your diet, the Protein Drink Mix and Rebuild Strenght shakes will be your best friends.
Unlike naturally occurring sugars (such as the types found in fruit) too much added sugar can hamper weight loss and contribute to health issues such as diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
7. FIND SUPPORT
The #1 habit you should have to lose weight might surprise you. Because healthy habits need a trigger or something to remind and motivate you, having support in your weight-loss journey is crucial. Find like-minded people who can encourage you to meet your goals or join our next 21 Day Challenge which will give you all the support and positive community you need to get going and stay accountable.