Are you struggling to keep up with the latest diet fad? Well, the truth is losing weight, and more importantly keeping it off, requires us to change our eating habits in the long term. And so, here are our top four, tried and tested diet tips to help you stay on track.

Don’t skip breakfast

A healthy breakfast will set you up for the day and keeps you feeling full so you’re not tempted to indulge in unhealthy snacks by mid-morning.

Avoid late-night eating

Our metabolisms naturally slow down as we sleep so eating too close to bedtime means that your body will be storing rather than burning fat.

Think before you eat

Before you start munching on that snack, ask yourself are you really hungry. You see, often we mistake thirst for hunger and we can find ourselves grazing when in fact we’re bored. So make sure it’s hunger that’s driving that craving.

Make your own lunch

It can be hard to resist the temptations of the sweet cabinet in the local coffee shop, and the portions in restaurants and cafes are far more generous than we actually need. And so, making your own lunch keeps you firmly in control of your calorie intake.