Canada’s best healthy weight-loss tips


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Canada’s best healthy weight-loss tips Looking for a little inspiration to help shed those last few pounds? Our readers share their no-fail tips for a healthy approach to weight loss. We asked: What are your best healthy weight-loss tips?. When you’re trying to lose weight, the information floating around about the best ways to shed pounds can be downright confusing-not to mention unhealthy. There are the diets that want you to live on nothing but grapefruit or cabbage soup, and fitness gadgets that promise six-pack abs in 20-minutes a day. But it always comes back to one question: What actually works?. We asked our readers to share their no-fail tips for healthy weight loss. Here are some of the best responses, submitted to Best Health via Twitter and Facebook. Have some great advice of your own? Share it with us in the comments below!. Lighten up your diet. One of the most important components of healthy weight loss is making smart food choices every day. Facebook user Sarah Meyer Downey shares this tip: “Start eating with the new season, fresh stuff will soon be pouring into the farmers markets. Local, fresh and good for you! No more heavy winter comfort food!”. Also on Facebook, Lois Sarich Eibl adds, “Eat more foods commonly eaten in summer, such as salads, grilled chicken, seafood, and fresh fruits.”. Looking for a lighter take on some of your favourite foods? Try these lightened-up comfort food recipes that will feel like an indulgence, without all the extra calories.. Write it down. Writing down what you’re eating every day can be a great tool for losing weight. “Be accountable!” urges URHealthURChoic, via Twitter. “Keep a journal of your activities and what you eat. Be honest with yourself. Ajournal makes you accountable daily!”. Keeping track of your eating habits may reveal patterns in your daily eating schedule that are making it harder for you to lose weight. If you’re raiding the office candy jar every day around 4 pm, you may want to stash some healthy snacks in your desk, instead.. Get up and get moving!. What does Facebook user Laura Dugal Crozier find works best for losing weight? “Getting up with the sun. Doing some yoga and walking first thing in the morning.”. Also on Facebook, Maggie Outland takes it a step further: “Start running the pounds off,” she says. “[Try a] daily run or walk (for half an hour).”. There’s no denying that adding some extra activity to your day will help you shed pounds. If you can’t find time to squeeze in a sweat session after work, why not try waking up a bit earlier in the morning to fit in a workout at the start of your day? Crossing it off your to-do list first thing means that you won’t have to stress about it later, and you may find that it will give you more energy to get through the day.. Don’t stand in the way of your own success. Sometimes we could all use a little tough love, and that’s exactly what @DavidKittner has to offer. “Stop blaming everyone else for your situation and start