5 Simple Ways to Lose Weight Safely

WEIGHT LOSS  |  May 02, 2017
  • 1. Get more sleep
    1 / 5 1. Get more sleep

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    We all know sleep is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. So start by jumping into bed early enough to get at least eight hours of sleep each night.

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  • 2. Drink a glass of water after bed
    2 / 5 2. Drink a glass of water after bed

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    When we’re sleeping our bodies get dehydrated. That’s why it’s crucial to drink a big glass of water right after waking up to hydrate our bodies. Water should be an essential part of your diet throughout the day.

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  • 3. Skip drinks that make you feel bloated
    3 / 5 3. Skip drinks that make you feel bloated

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    Instead of reaching for canned drinks, try infusing your water with fresh lemon or brew a pot of peppermint tea. Add a dash of cayenne powder for an extra kick. It’ll help you burn some calories too.

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  • 4. Avoid your alcohol stash
    4 / 5 4. Avoid your alcohol stash

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    When we drink alcohol, our bodies put other functions on hold to focus on metabolising alcohol first. This leads to all the other calories being stored as fat.

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  • 5. Don’t deprive yourself
    5 / 5 5. Don’t deprive yourself

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    Cutting yourself off from your comfort foods completely will only increase cravings and make you binge eat. Instead allow yourself the luxury of having your favourite food, even the unhealthy ones, but eat them in moderation. The important thing is to be mindful of what we eat.

    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

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