Seize the Moment and Embrace a Healthier You!
We say today is the day to have a fresh start and look at your diet plan with a clean slate.
If you're feeling a little bit plump or are noticing bad habits creeping in, then now's the time to take action. We know exactly how difficult it can be to muster motivation to make healthy changes, but with a few of our tips you'll be back on track in no time!
Beat the bloat
In order to avoid bloating, cut your salt intake.
Avoid eating salty foods, and adding extra salt to your cooking. Salt causes your body to retain excess water, making you look, and feel, bloated. If you avoid this excess salt you should see a positive result on the scales and your tummy will become flatter in no time at all!
TOP TIP - to add extra flavour to food, use herbs and spices for a boost without the bloat.
Swap wine for water
Dr Neilson, of the National Centre of Health Statistics, conducted a study of 11,000 people and found that alcohol made up 16% of their daily consumed calories. Yes - 16%! That's a very large percentage, and my guess is that after a summer of sun and sangria it could be even higher.
A small glass of wine typically contains around 100 calories. And most of us don't have one small glass! So this September reach for a gorgeous glass of water. Add ice and slice and feel refreshed, cleaner and slimmer!
TOP TIP - when we drink alcohol we are more likely to overindulge, so cutting it out is an effective way to lose weight twice as fast.
No naughty nibbles!
Aim for a portion controlled healthy snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon - you'll find yourself eating less at meal times! Here are some of our favourites...
TOP TIP - Try frozen fruit! It's a tasty and nutritious snack! Freezing the fruit ensures all of the nutrients are locked in.
TOP TIP - Try to choose healthy snacks that are less than 100 calories. This is usually the equivalent of a very small handful of nuts or a good sized apple.
TOP TIP - Snack on soy chips! Not only are they low fat and high fibre, but they're also high protein. Soy chips contain isoflavones which inhibits the enzyme that allows fat to deposit.