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HEALTH AND CARE, 13 Weight Loss Tips

TIP #1 – GET MOVING

Keeping your body moving is a great way to ensure that you stick to your weight loss plan. Getting plenty of physical activity, even while away from home, exercise has a positive influence on weight balance. Don’t just lie on the beach catching the sun’s rays. Engage in activities that get you moving, like swimming or simply walking. If you need comprehensive weight management care, stop by our office in Entebbe Uganda. Call today to book a trip loaded with activities

TIP #2 – STAY HYDRATED

TIP #3 – PLAN A MENU AHEAD

Knowing what you’re going to eat while traveling reduces stress and anxiety, increases the chances that you’ll stay on your weight loss plan, and makes it easier to do so. Before leaving, think about the healthy foods you eat at home and plan a similar menu for the time you’ll be away.

TIP #4 – STOP BY A LOCAL MARKET

Before you head off on your trip, research the area and find out where the local markets are located. Along with meal replacement products, fresh, natural foods make up the Wellness meal plan. Stopping by a local market to pick up nutritious foods to store in your hotel or rental makes it much easier to stick to your meal plan.

TIP #5 – EXPLORE ON FOOT OR BIKE

Instead of jumping in a car to get to your destinations, consider leaving extra time to walk around your new surroundings and get to know the area better. Many hotels now offer bike rental options, which is another fun way to travel that allows for more sightseeing and saves money.

TIP #6 – TAKE ACTIVITY BREAKS

If you’re traveling in the car for a long time, plan breaks at rest stops where you can sneak in some activity. Five or 10 minutes of jumping jacks, squat jumps or any other bodyweight exercise you like can break up a long trip and get your heart rate up. “Even a simple stretch and short walk will be beneficial and a welcome breaks from sitting in the car.

TIP #7 – HIT THE GYM BEFORE YOU LEAVE

If you’re on a weight-loss journey, you know sitting all day doesn’t exactly work wonders at getting you closer to your goals. “Try to exercise before a long day of travel so that you can offset some of that sedentary time, whether it’s fitting in a workout before heading to the airport or out on the road.

TIP #8 – SLEEP FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Stress is one of the leading causes of weight gain. When you feel nervous, anxious and stressed, your body releases hormones for a fight or flight reaction that leads to an increase in appetite. When you don’t get enough sleep or don’t achieve a restorative slumber, levels of the stress hormone cortisol are elevated and leads to mid-section fat build-up.

TIP #9 – AVOID PROCESSED FOODS

The sugar, fat and salt in processed foods and beverages are weight loss enemies. They are also addictive, just as nicotine and caffeine. Food companies utilize those elements, along with color, flavor, aroma and texture, to make you eat more.

TIP #10 – MINIMISE SNACKING

Unhealthy snacking is one of the primary causes of weight gain among people today. It is the perfect fix for most people looking to satisfy their mid-day hunger pangs. However, most people often grab packed and processed snacks high in calories, unhealthy fats and lots of sugar, which results in weight gain.

TIP #11 – FRUITS ARE HELPFUL

If you are craving sugar, give your favourite desserts a miss and replace them with low glycemic index fruits like jamun, pineapple, citrus fruits, apples, etc. Sprinkle some unsweetened yoghurt (dahi) and oats on your fruit bowl for that extra texture and flavour.

TIP #12 – GO COLOURFUL

If every meal has three to five different coloured vegetables in raw or cooked form, a protein source and some healthy carbs, you have served yourself a healthy meal. Ensure you start by filling up 50% of the plate with vegetables, about 25 to 30% with protein and the rest with carbs. If you can stick to this simple thumb rule, you will successfully start your weight-loss journey.

TIP #13 – SEEK SUPPORT

These tips focus on forming different habits, letting go of approaches that haven't served you well, and developing a new normal. However, having people in your life who are unsupportive or disruptive to your goals is bound to happen whenever you go public with any lifestyle change. So, finding support from somewhere is key. Safe and successful weight loss programs will have some way of offering support in person, online, or by phone.