Tips-General Health & Wellbeing

Tips-General Health & Wellbeing
  1. Aim for 8 hours sleep each night. This will help you keep on track with healthy eating, avoid  sugar cravings plus maintain your energy levels throughout the day, therefore making exercise a whole lot easier and more enjoyable.
  2. Stress can affect our eating habits, potentially increasing our hunger for sugary foods (the ones we are trying to avoid!). Try to manage your stress levels, speak with a psychologist or  counsellor, or why not try meditation or yoga for some time out?
  3. How much ME time do you get? It’s important to have time to reflect on your own.
  4. Always believe in yourself. If it helps have a weight loss buddy - someone who is supportive of your journey and not someone who tries to sabotage your weight loss.
  5. Reduce your caffeine intake in the afternoon, as this can contribute to poor sleep, poor concentration and increased hunger the following day.
  6. Don’t compare yourself to other people. You are an individual, base your goals around you and what is best for you.
  7. Weekends are not an excuse to binge or divert from your healthy eating. Plan ahead so you don’t fall into this trap.
  8. If you plateau or regain weight, don’t give up – seek help.
  9. There are a team of health professionals waiting to help you. Don’t struggle alone – seek help and find a solution together.
  10. Weigh yourself at home once a week at the same time of day to keep yourself on track.
  11. Remember, weight loss is a lifestyle and dietary change that sticks forever. Keep the old habits in the past.

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