Nutritionists have identified a few key tricks to losing 5kgs of your body weight once and for all. By adopting just a few of these easy diet changes, you can lose 5kgs and stay 5kgs lighter.

These habits are not only a great way to lose 5kgs, but they will improve you running too. If you are carrying a little weight, losing some excess weight can make your running easier. However, if you are already a lean, mean running machine, adopting these diet habits can reduce muscle mass instead of losing fat.

Keep running and add these tricks to your running diet

It would be nice if simply running further and faster could be all you needed to lose weight, but sometimes that stubborn 5kgs remains no matter how hard you work. Adding these tricks to your running diet, without altering your running regime, will most certainly give you the result you are looking for.

Simple diet changes to lose 5kgs

Do not skip meals
While life is busy and making time to sit down and have a meal is not always a liberty we can all afford, skipping meals is a terrible habit when you are trying to lose weight. Skipping meals often leads to snacking, and often we end up eating more than we would in a meal anyway.

Eat after running
Stack up on energy within an hour after your run. Eating after a run helps recovery time and helps you to avoid eating high-fat snacks to get your energy back.

Add protein to every meal
A diet made up of 35% protein is ideal for weight loss. Eating protein controls appetite and helps replenish damage or work done to lean muscle mass. The ideal additions to your running diet are: fish, poultry and lean meats, legumes like beans and lentils, soy food, and yoghurt.

Avoid fast food like the plague

Proper hydration
Staying hydrated before, during, and after your un will help to reduce hunger.

Avoid liquid sustenance
Smoothies and juice, as a method of getting the carbohydrates that you need, will not fill you up. This means that, while you have the carbs that you need, you will not feel content.

When to eat:
Eat only when you are hungry, and try to stick to smaller meals. This way you do not take in more energy that you need and what you eat is properly digested and used.

Get started and lose 5kgs for body fat. Adding all of these to your running diet can be great if you are not already lean. Keep running and eating properly and see those extra kilograms shed.