Weight Loss Suggestions

  • Each meal, leave something on the plate and throw it away.

  • Each meal, eat slower, put your knife and fork down between mouthfuls and really focus on the taste and textures as you chew more slowly and enjoy each mouthful.

  • Throughout meals and check to see if you are ‘full’. If you are stop eating. If you feel hungry a short while later, eat but again notice when you feel ‘full’ and stop.

  • When you feel hungry, drink a glass of water and wait 10mins to see if it really is hunger. Our bodies have a hard time distinguishing between thirst and hunger. (8-10 glasses of water each day)

  • Exchange some snacks to healthier options such as fruit, veg, yoghurt etc. Take your time to eat each snack, put it down and come back to it

  • Prepare excuses for when people offer you treats ‘I’m still full from lunch’ or ‘Actually my tummy doesn’t feel so good right now’ ‘Thanks, but I am just craving some fruit/ a coffee right now’, ‘Ohh thanks I’ll save that for later when I have a cup of tea’. People WILL NOT be offended if you turn down treats.

  • When you crave snacks, wait ten minutes to see if the sensation will pass, try breathing exercises which also release serotonin instead, or busy yourself during that time

  • Positive affirmations

  • Use a smaller plate

  • Except that you are human. We are fallible and mistakes happen. If you have a setback, don’t worry or ‘give up’ just accept it for what it is and move on. It’s OK to make mistakes.

  • Every night before you sleep think of five positive things in your life.

  • Stay off the scales! Only weigh yourself maximum of once a week.

  • Have a glass of water before each meal

  • Eat what you want, but in moderation. Do not deny yourself anything but be aware of when you are satisfied

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