I want to offer the best advice I can give to other people, regardless of where they're at with maintaining a healthy lifestyle - I'm sure many of you already know, or are at least aware, but it really does make all the difference:
Drink a lot of water!
So simple. But drinking plenty of water is like putting oil in the motor; it will work so much better.
Water helps stave off cravings, reduces fatigue, flushes out toxins in the internal organs, assists digestion, and (unsurprisingly) hydrates the whole body.
I personally aim to drink up to 1.5 litres after waking each morning, before even having breakfast. It is said adults should drink approximately 2 litres of fluid per day, but I recommend aiming to drink 2 litres of just water PLUS anything else you'd normally drink (i.e. tea, coffee, smoothies).
If you don't like the taste of water, try adding sugar-free squash or ice cubes and fruit slices, or mint.
From experience, drinking lots of water regularly each morning has been the real key to maintaining healthy habits. I have more energy and feel both physically and mentally better.
Anyone wanting to lose weight and be more active should make this their first priority.
I hope this proves helpful and please pass this advice on to others.
Now go have a nice cool glassful!