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 idea behind these milk and cereal bars is that you get the cereal, and in between, like in the middle of the sandwich, you get a “milk filling.” This provides the calcium and Vitamin D. Each one of the bars provides 25% of the daily requirement for Vitamin D and 25% of Calcium. Through the cereal part, you get between 15 and 35% each Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Niacin. You get 15% of the daily phosphorus need and 50% of folic acid. These are all based on a 2000 calorie daily diet.
There are many misconceptions about diet. People think they lose weight if they eat less. This is wrong. If you wish to lose weight, first thing you have to do each morning is to have a healthy breakfast. It is obvious you must have heard that the breakfast is a very essential food of the day. A simple reason to have a healthy breakfast is to boost your metabolism after a long fast you had during a night. It is important to note that when you are asleep your body stores the fat and calories instead of burning them. So form a habit of eating a healthy breakfast everyday.
Keep your mind occupied at night — Many people have a bad habit of eating when they’re bored. They get home at night and “zone out” in front of the TV, often with a bag of chips or cookies at their side. It’s called “mindless snacking” and it’s a huge cause of weight gain, especially in america. Avoid the tv all together and replace it with something more interesting, like reading a good book, writing letters to friends, or doing a favorite hobby.
If you prefer a light breakfast drink, then a banana smoothie is the way to go. Milk is mixed together with mashed banana to create a healthy drink. My preference is to use non-fat milk as I find it mixes in the blender to a thicker mixture – be warned though – do not over mix or it becomes too thick. Add a few drops of vanilla to flavour.
Sure, you eat your recommended portion and sizes at the right meal time. But, what about in between meals? If you have that tempting bag of pretzels at your secret stash or a sumptuous rack of muffin at the pantry, chances are you have been cheating after meals. Add all the numbers and your calorie intake sure go up intensely.
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!