6 Simple everyday tips for successful weight loss

Sometimes people make weight loss too complicated, when in fact it shouldn’t be. For successful long term results adapt so positive habits into your lifestyle, habits like the ones below are simple to integrate i to your lifestyle and therefore easier to maintain, and most importantly they burn lots of calories

  1. Set a daily steps target and make sure you hit this target daily, every single day. Aim for 10,000 see how you get on
  2. Get a quick 10-15 min HIT workout done somewhere across the day, don’t use lack of time as an excuse. We have loads on our Instagram feed
  3. If taking phone calls, or meeting a friend why not walk around and don’t just sit down for the duration
  4. Walk that 10-15 mins to the shop instead of taking the car, think steps steps steps
  5. Stay hydrated, the clearer your urine colour the more hydrated you are, likewise the darker the less hydrated you are
  6. Record everything in a food diary or use Shape My Plan to educate yourself on portion sizes & calories

The crucial thing is that these are easy to integrate so lets get to it!

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The Right Macro Percentages for You

A common question we regularly get asked is what is the right macronutrient ratio for an individual. And the simple answer is that there is no right combination and that it’s a very individualised thing, with an abundance of variables to consider. We aren’t going to go into too much detail and will try to keep this relatively simple so that you have some good tangible takeaways that you can adopt into everyday life.

Firstly ask yourself if nutrition is made simpler and more fun, would that be more interesting for you? I think most of us would agree the answer would be yes. This leads us onto the most important aspect of macro ratios, that the only 2 things that really matter, as shown time and again in research, are calories and protein amount.

Protein and calories, getting these two right are the foundation for successful weight loss, and most importantly fat loss. And to be honest that fats and carbs don’t matter as much thereafter (will go into that a bit more further down). The first priority is setting a daily calorie target and keeping below that, if fat loss slows down then you may need to adjust this slightly, following on from there set your daily protein goal and very simply that is 1g protein for each pound you weigh or 2g of protein for each kilogram you weigh. And just work from there, be consistent and work hard. If you nail these then you are going to get good results.

Fats and carbs are important but depend on a lot of variables. How you are feeling, your sleep, performance during gym sessions, general energy levels plus so many more factors. If you are getting your calories and protein correct then have a play around with your fats & carbs, your still in a calorie deficit after all so you will still lose fat.

There is no right combination, it’s what ever works best for you.