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1. Go easy on the carbs

You’ve heard this a million times – if you want to lose weight, cut the carbs – but have you ever stopped to ask why? Studies have shown that a low-carb diet tends to reduce your appetite and makes you consume lesser calories thus making it easier for you to lose weight. In fact, a low-carb diet is a lot more effective than a low-fat diet and even helps improve health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
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How to lose weight in 7 days

10 tried and tested tips and tricks to lose those kilos.

It’s June and before long it will be six months since you gave up your New Year’s Resolution of losing weight. But 2018 isn’t anywhere close to the end and there’s no better time than now to start your weight loss programme. Good for you we rounded up 10 tried and tested tips to lose weight and get in shape.

Of course, it’s important to know that you aren’t going to lose tens of kilos in just seven days and it’s equally important to know that these seven days aren’t a long-term fix for your weight problems. To lose weight in a sustained and healthy manner you need to eat clean, train dirty and be consistent. But there’s also no better motivation than losing weight in the first seven days of your weight-loss programme, is there?

Now, you probably know everything we’ve just listed – because, come on, we’re all good in theory; it’s the practical side of things where we falter, right? Nonetheless, it’s always helpful to remind yourself of the basics. So let’s get started.