11 TIPS WEIGHT LOSS- lose up to 4 lbs in 14 days.

Eating the vegetarian way provides so many body perks. The foods that we eat can affect the pH balance of our blood, which has knock on consequences for your health. One of the biggest culprits of acidity in the blood is red meat, so by eliminating it from your diet you’ll be helping to alkalise your body, which is thought to help slash the risk of disease and boost general wellbeing. Then there’s the big weight-loss benefits too. By filling up on nutritious veggie staples like  pulses, nuts and seeds you’ll be eating cleaner and helping to shift your body into fat-burning mode. By following our diet and fat burning fitness routines you can expect to lose up to 4 lbs in 14 days. You should also feel less bloated, with improved digestion; have higher energy and concentration levels, and even be in a better mood! Skin complaints may even clear up thanks to the nutrient-dense meals. Simply follow the "TIPS WEIGHT LOSS" here to feel the body benefits.

TIPS WEIGHT LOSS

By following our diet and fat burning fitness routines you can expect to lose up to 4 lbs in 14 days.

TIPS WEIGHT LOSS

1.DRINK MORE WATER

Drinking water is one of the best ways to boost your metabolism. Water helps to keep your cells healthy and functioning well, so we advise starting the day with a tall glass of ice cold water with lemon. Lemon has natural cleansing benefits while the ice cold temperature helps to power up your body’s fat burning furnace. Set yourself a daily target of two litres and combine plain water with herbal teas for maximum effect.

2. KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTEIN

When it comes to fat burning, protein is key. This nutrient helps to fill you up, blunts cravings for sweet treats and is also a really important macronutrient following exercise because of its muscle-repairing properties. After a workout, have a protein shake to help repair muscle tissue and aid recovery, and don’t underestimate the protein sources of plant foods like beans and lentils.

‘The nutritional content of meals is far more important than the number of calories on your plate’

3. BUY GOOD QUALITY PRODUCTS

Once you cut meat out of your diet, you’ll probably notice a considerable decrease in your weekly shopping spend, (yay!). The good news is that buying good quality vegetarian ingredients costs considerably less than meat, so make sure you load up on staples like organic dairy products, eggs (free range and organic) and an array of fresh fruit and vegetables for a higher nutrient intake.

4.HAVE A CLEAR OUT

Go through everything in your fridge and freezer and donate all the non-veggie foods. Then take a trip to your local health store to familiarise yourself with the exciting vegetarian-friendly fare on offer. Make a shopping list of the core ingredients you’ll need for the diet so you’ll be kitted out before you start.

5.REMIND YOURSELF OF YOUR GOALS

We start a diet with the best intentions but after a while we lose sight of our goals and motivation starts to wane. Before you decide to go veggie, consolidate your reasons. Is it because you’re concerned about animal welfare; want to lower your carbon footprint or simply want to improve general health and shed a few pounds? Whatever it is, keep your goal at the forefront of your mind to stay on track.

6. AVOID COUNTING CALORIES

The nutritional content of meals is far more important than the number of calories on your plate. Eating clean naturally means healthier, and the foods on our 2-Week Fat Loss Plan have been specifically chosen for their weight-loss, metabolism-firing perks.

7. SAY YES TO SNACKS

As you’ll see from our diet, there are two snacks (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) every day of the plan. Eating little and often helps to avoid blood sugar swings, which cause cravings and dipping energy levels so make sure you always have a snack within reach!

8. GET MORE SLEEP

Adequate sleep means better control over the hormones cortisol and ghrelin - both of which can spark cravings. Sleep is important on so many levels. Getting your zzz gives your cells a chance to renew and repair, so make eight hours’ your nightly target. Set yourself a soothing sleep routine that involves a cup of herbal tea and no distractions from laptops or TVs and try to go to bed at the same time each night to reset your body’s natural rhythm.

9. SET ASIDE TIME FOR MEALS

Eating on the go is a sure-fire route to digestive issues like bloating and indigestion, so be sure to set aside time for meals. Try to be more aware and present when eating so you get to enjoy each mouthful instead of shovelling it down without a second thought.

10.CHART YOUR PROGRESS

Keeping tabs on how you feel each day will allow you to reflect on your progress over the 14 days. Writing a journal will help you assess how you feel on your new diet and is a proven aid to help dieters stay on track.

11. BE ACTIVE

When taking on a new veggie plan, all the key principles to working out stay pretty much the same. Exercise smart, and remember the importance of rest and recovery. The workouts are more of a guideline so feel free to move around the rest days and re-order the workouts if you’re feeling pretty pooped one day but full of beans the next – just listen to your body. Note that it’s probably not wise to do the same workout two days in a row – the particular muscle groups you’ve just worked will need adequate time to get back to optimum.