What’s Likely to Trip You Up?
The first thing is to ask yourself is are you getting enough sleep? Lack of sleep can have a detrimental affect on weight, see our Sleep and Weight Loss investigation. Make it part of your plan to get at least 7 hours a night. Make sure you have plenty of lean protein and fibre at dinner.
If you normally just grab whatever’s quick and convenient during the working day, a bit of planning will pay real dividends. It’s not just the calories, fat and sugar in lunchtime convenience and fast foods that will hurt your diet – the ‘eat fast, digest fast’ nature of many of these foods is not helpful when you’re trying to lose weight.
Dining Out Dangers
Eating out, especially if you do it frequently, can be a minefield when you’re trying to lose weight. Not only are you surrounded by delicious cooking smells, but portions tend to be large and dishes richer than you would cook at home.