What are the best ways to lose weight

Eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day

I am going to share with you some of my tips to lose weight permanently. Losing weight is indeed a constant battle with yourself. You need to have determination and motivation,otherwise you won’t lose a single pound. So,all of a sudden we give up hope and we don’t know what to do. Here are some tips and techniques to lose weight effectively and permanently.

Eat properly!

The first step to losing weight effectively is to eat healthily. That is to say that we banish greasy food, we cut out fast food and we stop cooking with fat. Priority should be given foods containing carbohydrates and protein to keep on muscle. Also it is important to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Fruits and vegetables contain many vitamins which are really good for health and they are not fattening because they have very few calories.

Eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day

Eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day

Think about eating a balanced diet! I’ll be precise. Meat or fish with vegetables, a dairy item and a piece of fruit. While dieting avoid cheese.Let’s look at a typical lunch: a salad for starters, a piece of fish with vegetables as a main course, a yogurt and an apple for dessert.

And vary your meals!

Dieting does not mean starving yourself or eating nothing. This is precisely what we must avoid at all costs! Having enough to eat is essential and you will stop you from being hungry between meals. Snacking is definitely banned! In short, eat better and eat a varied diet!

Engage in regular physical activity!

Dieting alone is not enough. You should also be physically active as well for visible and lasting weight loss. For example, you may decide to enroll at a gym, jump some rope or go for a run for an hour twice a week. Choose physical activity that you enjoy.

The advantage of a gym, unlike a simple physical activity, practiced independently is that you will be able to work on several areas of your body through different exercises: cardio classes for endurance, weight training for muscle gain, relaxation training and stretching to manage stress.

A fitness class to build muscles and stretch the muscles

A fitness class to build muscles and stretch the muscles

Then we can attack the endurance sports. Among them: sit-ups, pull-ups for the back and arms, elliptical, cross-country skiing, Nordic walking, weight training, squats, abs, pumps and running.

You can also use the Power Plate. The vibrations of the machine act on our muscles.

Of course, we must engage in physical activity regularly, two to three times a week for between 30 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes per session.

All you need for an effective sports session : Dumbbells

All you need for an effective sports session : Dumbbells

Having a healthier lifestyle

  • Limit alcohol
  • Avoid snacking
  • Get enough sleep
  • Walk when you can rather than driving
  • Take time for yourself and practice relaxation
  • Set your goals and reach them
  • Be happy, healthy and beautiful!


  1. Sally Sullivan

    I really appreciate your feedback. I really work hard to keep a good figure however, with the children, the household and my husband, i don’t have much time to do expercices or make up healthier meals. So like many, i purchased a power plate, allowing me 30min per day between 10am and 10.30am.
    That keeps me on track but for how long ?

  2. Jane Taylor

    @sally, i agree. Not always easy keeping a good figure with kids around but the powerplate does help. I have one and i use it three times a week and it works perfectly. I still watch my cooking but i’m not following any diet. You will see, three times a week for 30 minutes and you will be happy with the results :-).

  3. Peter

    A great article ! It’s true, to practice a sport, to eat healthily, are good to loose weight. This are simple actions but it’s necessary to respect the rules for the efficiency.

  4. Laura

    To all,
    Eating well is the most important part. 70% food, 30% sports !
    I am a student, no kids, no obligations, so I play handball in a club, it’s much more motivating for me than going to the gym because I don’t want to abandon my partners!
    Good luck to all.

  5. Jennifer Brown (Post author)

    Thank you for your personnal feedbacks and experiences!

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