Dr Sally’s Top 5 Tips for Weight Control

So carrying on with our theme of the ‘Simple Series’, today we have our very own Dr Sally Norton giving her expert advice on weight control!


  1. Avoid processed food where possible

If you have to study a label to find out how much sugar, salt, unhealthy fats and other additives there are – it is best avoided. Processed food is often stripped of fibre, low in vitamins and minerals and packed full of nutrient-poor calories. If you cook and prepare real food from scratch, you are likely to be providing your body with premium fuel and it will function far better as a result.

  1. Beat portion distortion

Portions are out of control – we are eating larger amounts by the decade. Super-size high street drinks and buckets of popcorn are now the norm. Simply eating from a smaller plate and getting portions back into perspective will help you shed the pounds with minimal effort.

  1. Ditch the sugar

Full of calories but totally lacking in nutritional value, we are eating more and more of the white stuff. It can be addictive with effects on our brain similar to hard drugs and may contribute to diabetes as well as obesity. Ditch it completely or at least try to keep to the recommended limit of 6 teaspoons of added sugar per day.

  1. Keep hydrated

A glass of water before meals has been shown to reduce the calories consumed. What’s more, we sometimes think we are hungry when in fact, we are thirsty. But don’t reach for soda or juice which are high in sugar. Get a taste for pure water and your body will thank you for it.

  1. Sleep well

Studies show we are more likely to reach for high-sugar, high-fat foods when tired. So, a good night’s sleep is an easy way to help your weight-loss efforts.

We hoped you enjoyed these top tips, comment below and let us know if they’ve helped you below, or if you have any tips of your own?

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Welcome to the Kinetik Wellbeing official blog! We’re here to kick-start the launch of our new Health Sense Kit! To celebrate, not only will we be doing some great competitions, tips and medical information from our very own professional, Dr Sally Norton, but we’ll also be running the Simple Series on here!

This Simple Series will be dedicated to guiding you on the three large topics; weight, blood pressure and activity. With medical insights from Dr Sally, and our own suggestions on how to make your health journey just that little bit easier, our blog will be packed full of valuable information!

To get you started, Dr Sally recommends that you don’t get blown away with improving your health, it’s all about making small changes that mount up to BIG differences. If it’s sustainable, you’re more likely to be able to stick to it, and therefore a change in lifestyle.

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