Did you get in a rut in 2012?
Did you start a new diet and exercise regime each Monday and by Wednesday the words, which would come out of your mouth ‘I will start again on Monday?’
Each time you jumped on the scale did you find extra weight gain?
Did you lack structure, commitment and motivation?
Tips to start losing weight-
•Introduce exercise- You should be exercising 3-5 times a week between 30-60 minutes. The exercise can include; Swimming, running, walking, biking, spin class or an exercise video.
•Take control of your nutrition- Get yourself a pair of weighing scales and start taking control of your portion sizes.
•Start the day with a high protein breakfast- Poached Eggs, shambled Eggs, Omelette- Spinach, onions and mushroom, Salmon, Yoghurt, Artichoke and Red pepper Frittata, low fat cottage cheese, fruit and nuts.
•Switch white bread for wholegrain bread, white pasta/white rice should be switched to wholemeal pasta and wholemeal rice.
•Have three meals and limit yourself to two snacks a day.
•Switch the unhealthy snacks for healthy snacks, this will boast the metabolism and increase energy. Nuts and Fruit are great for snacking.
•Limit your alcohol intake. The recommended amount of units a week is 21 units for men and 14 units for
women,3-4 units a day for men and 2-3 units for women.
Wine 175ml= 2.3 units.
25ml spirit= 1 unit
•Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day.
•Avoid fizzy drinks opt for a healthy smoothie.
•Limit your caffeine intake and use sweeteners instead of sugar.
•Drink Green Tea- High in rich antioxidants. Helps to boast metabolism.
•Keep a food diary- This will make your aware of what you’re eating and should be used as a motivational tool.