Eat only when you're hungry, expert says

30 December 2011

Men and women looking to shed some pounds in the new year may have considered weight loss surgery to help them along.

However, one expert has suggested that maintaining a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet is the best way to kick start any type of weight loss programme and will help a diet be sustainable.

Roz Watkins, non-diet weight loss expert and owner of The Enlighten Programme, a weight loss aide, said that people often eat when they are not hungry, but just out of habit and this is one of the first hurdles to overcome.

She commented: "Don't count calories - focus on whether or not you feel full, rather than how many calories you are eating. Eat slowly so you notice as you get full."

Eating natural foods and trying to limit the amount of refined sugars and fats in an eating plan is also beneficial, Ms Watkins added.

Scientists at the University of Glasgow recently found that light physical activity can help change the structure of lipids in the blood and help the body to get rid of them more easily.

Posted by Philip Briggs

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