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Five Tips To Losing Weight In Toronto

Last Updated: May 28, 2018

Below are Five Tips To Losing Weight In Toronto:

1. Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water can allow your body to remain hydrated whilst still losing weight. This is because water is 100% calorie free and it often helps individuals refrain from overeating. It has also proven to increase digestion and allow the body to digest foods easier, whilst removing the waste products from your body. Staying hydrated can also improve your immune system, which allows you to lose weight and remain healthy!

2. Exercise Daily!

To effectively lose weight, it is important to include some form of physical activity within your daily lifestyle. This can range from a simple 15-minute walk around your neighborhood to a vigorous workout in your local gym. It is recommended to workout for approximately 150 minutes per week to lose weight effectively. Exercising regularly is a tool to increase and improve metabolism. This will result in burning more calories and thus, losing weight.

3. Eat Clean!

It is important to ensure that you are eating foods that complement your fitness goals. This includes consuming the correct amount of fruits and vegetables, whilst reducing processed or sugary foods. Use Canada’s Food Guide to determine the amount of fruits and vegetables you need to consume daily. A general tip to remember is that a typical meal should consist 50% of vegetables, 25% of protein and 25% of carbohydrates. Eliminating sodium, artificial sweeteners and vegetable oils can also help with losing weight.

4. Portion Control

The goal you need to remember is to expend more calories than you consume. Thus, controlling your portions can help you attain this. There are many ways in which you can control your portion size such as simply using smaller plate sizes. Many studies have shown, that using smaller plates that is filled up can trick your brain into believing that you are eating a full meal whilst remaining satisfied with it. Another method to control portions is to fill approximately half your plate with veggies. Also, remember that it is okay to indulge in your favorite foods as long as they are eaten within moderation.

5. Plan Your Days

Using a weekly planner to organize and schedule time to workout or meal prep can eliminate confusion during your week. This will also keep you motivated as you get to include all the activities that interest you. Keeping a fitness planner should include your meals or snacks for each day within the week, exact exercise routines and the amount of calories consumed. You can also allocate cheat days, rest days and track your daily steps. You can also use apps on your cellphone to monitor how many steps you take in a day or monitor your caloric intake.

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