Fight Fat All Day Long
7am – Wake Up With Water
Drinking 500ml of ice-cold water as soon as you wake up can boost your metabolism by up to 24 per cent.
7.30am – Get Those Muscles Working
Studies have shown that exercising before you eat breakfast can force your body to burn existing fat, rather than the food you’ve just eaten. If you don’t have time for the gym before work, try some simple exercises at home (try jogging on the spot or some of the exercises listed).
8.30am – Fuel For The Day
Try filling your first meal of the day with high-protein foods, as these will help you feel fuller for longer. Egg whites, avocado and smoked salmon are all great sources of protein.
12.30pm – Go Large For Lunch
No, we don’t mean a large meal from Mcdonald’s. A recent study shows that people who ate the majority of their daily calories before 3pm lost more weight than those who ate their main meal after this time.
3pm – Time For Tea
Green tea, that is. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that green tea extract increases metabolism by four per cent over a 24-hour period.
6pm – Dinner O’clock
Aim to have a light dinner before 7pm as this allows your body a 14-hour break to regulate your system before waking up and eating again.
7.30pm – Walk It Off
Some light cardio exercise after an evening meal can help to prevent your body from storing fat. Why not even take your partner, a friend, or kids with you on your walk and use it as a time to catch up on each others’ day?
9pm – Say No To Snacks Late night snacking can cause you to overindulge and undo your healthy daytime efforts. Try not to eat at this time unless you are truly hungry. 11pm – Recharge Your Batteries
NHS.UK say that most adults need between six and nine hours of sleep per night. This will also help to regulate cortisol levels, which will stop your body from resisting weight loss.