Today we’ve got some quick tips for men who are looking to lose some unwanted kilos. Rather than a drastic weight loss regimen, there are some small tweaks that you can make to your routine that can help you to see big results.
1. Head out for breakfast instead of dinner
Losing weight doesn’t have to mean that your social life gets reduced to nothing. Just mix things up a bit! It’s much easier to make healthy choices from a café’s breakfast menu than it is to find tempting healthy dinner options at a restaurant. Eggs on toast or some bircher muesli is going to be much better for your waistline than chicken schnitzel and chips.
2. Swap the pub for the park
Instead of meeting a mate for a beer, why not meet them for a walk or a bike ride instead? You still get to socialise and catch up, but you’ll be getting in some exercise instead of downing a few schooners.
3. Crowd out your plate
Food deprivation can make someone trying to lose weight miserable. So instead of thinking about what you can’t have, think of all the good stuff you can enjoy. Fill your plate with loads of steamed carrots and beans, roasted sweet potato and cherry tomatoes, and salads packed with feta and olives. You can overload your plate with these and you won’t feel as though you are missing out on anything.
4. Keep the drinks to the weekend
It’s easy to get into the habit of having a beer at the end of the day or a wine with dinner. But at around 100 calories a pop it can easily add up to around 700 calories a week just by having one drink per day. Why not limit yourself to just drinking on the weekends, and keep weeknights booze free? Water has no calories and will actually quench your thirst. You’ll sleep better and wake up fresher too.
5. Pack away the leftovers
Instead of serving your meals at the table, get into the habit of plating up and then packing away any leftovers to use for lunch the next day. This stops you from overdoing your portion sizes, as you won’t be tempted to go back for seconds.
Have you got any tips for men who are trying to lose weight? We would love to hear from you in the comments.