TERRIFIC TEN% & TOP TIPS

The benefits of losing 10% of your body weight are amazing! We discussed the benefits of losing 10% of your body weight also top ten tips when dieting. There are many benefits to your body when losing 10% of your body weight including:- Improved cholesterol levels Lower blood pressure Less strain on your joints Decreased risk of diabetes Improved mobility Decreased risk of stroke Improved blood sugar levels Decreased risk of certain types of cancers Decreased risk of heart disease Decreased risk or improvement in symptoms of osteoarthiritis Improved sugar levels Looking 10% smaller!! We also discussed Top Tips to Stay on Track Don’t class foods as good…

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DEALING WITH HUNGER

YOU’RE NOT EATING ENOUGH PROTEIN OR FIBRE It is generally regarded that foods high in protein and fibre are most effective at generating satiety due to the breakdown and release of nutrients from these foods. YOU’RE NOT EATING ENOUGH Whether you’re reducing calories for weight loss, have a fast metabolism or are very active, you may feel constantly hungry if you’re not eating enough to sustain your biological needs. True hunger is a sign from the body that it needs more energy to function, and it doesn’t always have to be a growling or rumbling stomach. Hunger can also manifest as fatigue, the inability to concentrate, feeling dizzy or always thinking about food. YOU’RE DISTRACTED…

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LUNCH IDEAS

DON’T SKIP LUNCH! We discussed lunches and shared lots of our favourite recipes:- Eating lunch raises your blood sugar levels in the middle of the day, which gives you the energy you need for the rest of the day.  It also enables you to focus for the rest of the afternoon. It is proven that people who skip lunch tend to overeat during their evening meal to compensate for missing lunch – so the key is DON’T EVER SKIP LUNCH! Crackers and Cottage Cheese for simplicity Sandwiches made with protein bread or thins as opposed to ‘regular’ bread Omelette – one egg with two egg whites, lots of…

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Different Types of Fasting

Fasting has become more and more popular over the past few years. Previous advice to always eat breakfast or to never skip meals is much less current and in its place is advice to do some form of fasting.  This can really benefit your body and gives it time to rest and repair, helping with dieting and weight loss. We discussed FASTING this week and the different types, albeit not all are recommended! The 5:2 method. This is a very fashionable approach to intermittent fasting, two days a week you eat 500 calories (women and 600 calories (men) then the other five days you eat ‘normal’. A few…

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FIVE A DAY 🍇🥒🍓🥬🍊🥕🍋🥦

Almost all your fruit and vegetables count towards your five a day, so it may be easier than you think to get your recommended amount This week’s topic was discussing getting your five a day and to be fair a good 98% of you already are getting them, which is brilliant. Fruit and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including folate, vitamin c and potassium.  They’re an excellent source of dietary fibre, which can help maintain a healthy gut and prevent constipation and other digestion problems.  A diet high in fibre can also reduce risk of bowel cancer. If you struggle getting your five a…

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Rewarding your weight loss!

Rewarding your success on your weight loss journey You could reward yourself each time you achieve a mini-goal, which can be anything you want. Why not draw up a list of mini-goals and plan a treat for each time you achieve one. NON-EDIBLE REWARDS When setting your weight loss goals you need to be realistic. Set mini goals. If you are setting huge goals with no checkpoints in between you are likely to get lost or distracted along the way. Begin by setting small goals and re-evaluating your goals each time you reach your mini goal. This will help you build more positivity along your weight loss journey…

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Non Scale Victories – NSV’s

Non Scale Victories 👏 Remember the scale is not the only measure of success! This week’s topic we discussed our non scales victories and the importance of them.  Remembering the scale is not the only measure of success, here’s a few of the ones we discussed and the members mentioned:- Measuring inches lost Clothes getting too big Getting into smaller sizes Rings getting looser Sleeping better Clearer skin Fitting in the bath better Towel now fitting around you Not being able to carry the weight you’ve lost Using stairs and not getting out of breath Fastening laces Receiving compliments Before and after pictures Seeing reflection in shop window…

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Dealing with weight loss plateaus

As you lose weight your metabolism can drop because your body requires less calories or energy to fuel a smaller you!  Weight loss plateaus can be frustrating and demoralising.  However, they are a normal part of a weight loss process.  Nearly everyone experiences a stall at some point during their journey.  Fortunately there are several strategies you can take to begin to lose weight again and achieve your target weight. This week at the BEEWEIGHED meetings we discussed tips to overcome a plateau:- Drink water, coffee and tea While sugary beverages lead to weight gain, some beverages may help reverse a weight stall.  Coffee and tea may also…

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FAIL TO PREPARE & PREPARE TO FAIL!

FAIL TO PREPARE & PREPARE TO FAIL! It will be much better to be proactive than reactive Plan your work and work your plan For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today A goal without a plan is just a wish Planning is bringing the future into the present so you can do something about it now The  quotes are available for a good reason. There’s no denying that planning offers the best chance of success. When it comes to following a healthy diet and weight management, planning will save you money, calories and stress and could well be the difference between failing and succeeding.…

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SLEEP! – tips to help get a good night’s 😴

We all know lack of sleep can leave us feeling grumpy and lethargic.  There are many ways in which a bad night’s sleep can impact our health, including our waistline! This week we discussed tips and certain foods you should be eating to ensure you get a good nights sleep that can ultimately lead to being more focused on    We discussed SLEEPING and how we feel when we have had a bad night’s sleep:- Grumpy Irritable Snappy Not organised Don’t want to prepare meals Ultimately don’t want to stick to plan Reasons for not sleeping varied from things on mind, stress, children amongst a few.  Some tips…

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