The Gentlemen’s Curb is a lifestyle blog where fashion meets fitness in a BIG way. We focus on the lifestyle aspect for men of size. We have gotten a lot of emails especially as the new year approaches about weight loss. So, we put together a list so that if you want to lose weight, you have some options posted below.
Snack more, eat smaller meals
The idea that snacking is unhealthy is untrue. Eating lots of small meals throughout the day instead of three large meals can fire up your metabolism and burn up more calories. The key is to only stick to small portions – rather than having a big dinner, consider some fruit at 3 pm, some soup at 5 pm and then possibly some quiche at 7 pm. These snack portions should, of course, be healthy – a bag of crisps and a tub of ice cream aren’t going to do any wonders for your waistline.
Be active throughout the day
On top of keeping a healthy diet, it’s important to stay active. However, to really shift that weight, an hour at the gym a day might not be enough. The best way to contribute to weight loss is to stay active throughout the day. This can be difficult for many people working an office job and may require some creativity. Sites like Greatist offer some handy ‘deskercises’ that could be a solution. Even simple things like fidgeting have been found to help.
There are lots of supplements out there available from companies such as MD Health that can help you to further lose weight. Some of these reduce appetite, whilst others increase fat burning. It’s worth reading reviews and getting a good idea of the supplement best suited to you. These supplements should be taken whilst exercising and dieting for maximum impact.
Drink lots of water
Staying hydrated can also help you to lose weight. Drinking lots of water have been found to speed up our metabolism, helping us to digest food more quickly. Water also helps to suppress our appetite by filling us up. On top of this, drinking lots of water can help to cleanse our bodies of waste more effectively. The average person should be drinking 8 cups of water a day.
Get enough sleep
Get enough sleep each night can also help with weight loss. This is because our bodies help to regulate hormones such as leptin and grehlin whilst asleep – hormones that are important for reducing hunger. Sleep deprivation can also reduce one’s metabolism making it harder to burn fat. Whilst you should try to get a good amount of sleep per night, too much sleep can also be bad for our hunger hormones. All in all, you should aim to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night for a healthy night’s sleep.
These listed are suggestions, but everyone is different. Until next time, it’s The Gentlemen’s Curb a lifestyle blog where fashion meets fitness in a BIG way.