Diet tips including swapping one fizzy drink for another have been suggested by a fitness and weight loss expert.
Richie Howey is CEO and co-founder of Team RH, a UK-based weight loss programme.
He suggested drinking diet drinks and adding a glass of water into your day at specific times to boost weight loss.
Richie said: “You can make easy changes like swapping full-fat Coke for diet pop.”
He advised against cutting out sugar too drastically, claiming it’s not necessary to slim down.
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The expert went on: “I’d recommend drinking a glass of water before, during and after meals.
“It’s a 100 percent calorie-free natural appetite suppressant.”
However, Richie warned real weight loss takes time. Fast weight loss is rarely sustainable.
He said: “You’ve got to accept that it’s going to take time, the weight isn’t going to drop off you overnight.
“It’s not about following fads, long-lasting weight loss is a lifestyle – and that’s what we pride ourselves in promoting.”
A mum of two and a Team RH trainer shared her own real-life weight loss journey.
Emma Cairns, from Houghton-Le-Spring, was a size 24 at her heaviest.
After ditching Slimming World and fad diets, she dropped down to a size 8 to 10.
Emma was put on a course to weight loss when she met a mum at the school gates, who told her about Team RH.