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Top tips for successful weight management

Sep 24, 2021 | Blog

Top tips for successful weight management

We understand weight management is a daily challenge. With our 10 Week Weight Management Programme, your specialist instructors will support you with a different weight management subject each week, to ensure you have the knowledge to walk away from the programme confident to take control of your weight.

Here are our top tips to help you with your journey to lose, or maintain, your goal weight.

1. Keep your diet varied  

Choose more nutrient dense foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, and lean protein (when prepared with little, or no saturated fats, added sugars and sodium). Helping you get all the beneficial nutrients your body needs without consuming too many calories- simple!  

2. Keep a food and weight diary  

By keeping a daily diary of everything you’re eating, you can see in black and white calories you’re consuming each day. It’ll help when you have your weekly weigh in as you’ll be able to see exactly what you ate that week and you can compare it to weight lost/maintained. It’s proven that people who track their success are much more likely to stick to a weight loss regime. 

3. Keep active 

Regular exercise is essential for physical and mental health. Increasing how often you exercise, and pushing yourself during your workout, is often crucial for successful weight loss.  

4. Stay hydrated

It’s possible to consume hundreds of calories every day by drinking sugar-sweetened fizzy drinks, tea, juice, or alcohol. These are known as “empty calories” because they provide extra energy content without offering any nutritional benefits. Try replacing these drinks with simple water. You can often also silence your hunger between meals times with
a drink of water.

5. Control your portions  

Eating too much of any food, even low-calorie vegetables, can result in weight gain. Avoid estimating a serving size or eating food directly from the packet, try using measuring cups or scales and serving size guides.

6. Eat mindfully

You can really benefit from mindful eating, this involves being aware of why, how, when, where, and what you eat. It’s important to focus on being satisfied after your meals rather than being full. Also bear in mind that many “all natural” or low-fat foods are not necessarily a choice - so read the packaging! 

7. Know your triggers  

Many social and environmental cues can result in unnecessary eating. For example, many of us are more likely to overeat while watching television. Be aware of your triggers and avoid the urge to snack on empty calories and certain times. Think of ways to adjust your routine to limit these triggers, for example, rather than a biscuit with your cuppa-have
a piece of fruit. 

8. Plan ahead 

Stocking your kitchen with diet-friendly foods and creating structured meal plans will result in more significant weight loss. It’ll help avoid the last minute panic of what to eat tonight or that emergency take away order!

9. Stay positive and seek support 

Tough as it is, weight loss is a gradual process and we don’t want you to feel discouraged if the pounds aren’t dropping off as quickly as you’d like.

The team at Aurora are can help keep you positive and on track with your weight management goals during our 10 week Weight Management Programme, to find out when the next one starts call us today on 028 9127 0271.

To find out more about our 10 Week Weight Management Programme,
call us on 028 9127 0271