Four ways to help your weight loss
Cut 200 calories a day: That’s the advice from Public Health England, which announced recently Britons should reduce their calorie intake to 1800 a day, rather than the previously recommended 2000. Sleep more: According to researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in the US, insufficient sleep can cause insulin resistance as much as a high-sugar diet. Another study, from the University of Leeds, found regularly getting by on too little sleep can lead to an extra 1.2in of fat around your waist and raise your risk of diabetes. Stress less: Studies have also found stress, like lack of sleep, can lead to insulin resistance and weight gain around the mid-section. Ditch diet drinks: Not only are sugar-free or diet drinks not helpful to weight loss, they can even lead to more weight gain, according to scientists from Imperial College. “Just eat real, whole food instead,” Dr Lustig says.