We’re bombarded with so many new fad diets and quick fix tips that working out how to lose weight fast, but healthily, can be totally confusing. We’ve spoken to top diet and fitness experts to find out how you can shed any unwanted pounds. Healthily.
1. ‘Make sure you have protein with every meal. Protein helps you feel fuller for longer and also helps balance your blood sugar to reduce any sweet cravings,’ says Shona Wilkinson, head nutritionist at Nutri Centre.
5. Try a nutritionist-approved health and weight loss product like Almased. Available in the UK for the first time, it’s a two-week programme that offers sustainable weight loss by initially replacing all meals with a healthy soya, yoghurt and honey drink, and then gradually adding in low-fat, high-protein meals. Nutritionist Katie Hipwell says: ‘Almased’s highly nutritional content itself has very positive health benefits. Those who need to lose more weight will be motivated by the good start to their diet and can continue on light balanced meals and Almased meal replacements once or twice a day.’
And finally… celebrity fitness trainer Jenny Pacey stresses that ‘reducing your calorie intake is key, but do not drop below 1,200 calories a day.’ She adds: ‘Your body will start to worry that you’re starving it and will slow down your metabolism.’