Three simple ways to lose weight

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Sport360 has come up with a simple three-step plan that you can follow and help improve your fitness goals.

We’ve tried to keep things as basic as possible so you can incorporate the following key points into your daily lives.

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Here’s our three top tips:

CUT BACK ON SUGAR

This is by far and away the most important food group to try and reduce.

Sugar is obviously high in calories and increases sugar in your blood.

Therefore, cutting out chocolates, sweets and sugary energy drinks can make a huge difference to your overall weight.

Making a food chart is a good way to keep on top of what you’re eating and a good rule of thumb is, if you cut down on snacking in-between meals, your sugar levels will tend to decrease as a result.

In place of sugar, try to stem the flow of hunger with fresh fruit like a banana or apple.

UNDERTAKE CARDIO EXERCISE: WALKING, RUNNING AND GYM WORK

You don’t need to turn into a fitness addict overnight but it’s no secret that regular exercise, whatever the activity, will help you burn up a sweat, increase your heart rate and start feeling more trim.

Exercising, particularly cardio activity, boosts both your cardiovascular and muscle strength.

It will also help lower your blood pressure, and combined with a more balanced diet of carbohydrates, protein and fibre, can quickly make you feel stronger.

DON’T EAT TOO LATE

Sometimes, with a busy working week and lots going on, your routine and eating pattern may suffer as a result.

But, if possible, try and avoid eating late.

Consuming food well into the evening, especially after 9pm, gives your body little time to digest it and as a result keeps your body on ‘high alert’ when it should be winding down to sleep.

Eating late sometimes means blood pressure can rise when you are sleep because food releases more hormones.

Typically, if you don’t eat before bed, blood pressure can dip by up to 10 per cent – which is of course a good thing.

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Lionel Messi.

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“My methods are not in doubt, everyone can see Leo week in, week out.”

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