Do not get carried away with your Christmas supermarket shop. Remember, Christmas is a celebration but does it really warrant that 1KG tin of chocolates or the 12 pack of pastry packed sausage rolls and pork pies?! If it is not in your trolley it cannot end up in your mouth, so shop sensibly. Your waistline and wallet will both be grateful!
The best way of which i am aware to help you shed the pounds is to condition your subconscious mind. You can change the way you think about food and about eating.
It makes sense to start the day early. No, you don’t have to be up by the crack of dawn. However, you should allow enough time for a healthy breakfast or perhaps a quick workout.
Here is a simple routine that encompasses the entirety of both legs. Sit on the edge of a chair with your back straight and feet flat on the floor. Place your palms on top of your thighs. Raise your feet up onto their tiptoes as high as possible while pressing down on your thighs with your hands. Hold for ten seconds, and then slowly return to the start position while still pushing down on your thighs. Do 15 repetitions. Now lie flat on your back with your thighs and calves in the air at 90-degree angles and your toes pointed to tense your calves. Extend one of your legs so that your toes are pointing at the ceiling then slowly lower it to the starting position. Do this 15 times for each leg.
Research among 9 to 12 year olds has shown that a breakfast with a low glycemic index (low GI) — that is, wholegrain bread — combined with protein keeps them satisfied much longer. Children eating a more standard breakfast that has a high GI (white bread / toast, sugary cereals, etc.), get hungry much more quickly, snack more frequently and have greater problems controlling their weight now and as adults.
Eat several small, healthy snacks and meals throughout the day — People who eat small meals and snacks every few hours, earlier in the day, tend to feel better and have more energy. They also tend to eat fewer overall calories, especially at night. Keeping yourself from getting hungry may be the best craving-stopping technique out there!
You need to get a specific and measurable weight loss number for a target. This is one of the strategies that’s pretty easy to do, and it could help you lose weight; but be sure to put your goals in a time frame. Goal setting is an effective tool to measure the progress you’re making; so you’ll be aware of your success.
Yogurt with fresh fruits – If possible, choose a low fat yogurt with a low sugar and calorie content. Add fruits or berries of your own choice and serve with a large glass of fresh orange juice.