EXERCISE MORE THAN BEFORE

 Exercise – Making Commitments We recapped on last week’s topic – how to increase activity without thinking about it, so following on from that we discussed benefits of exercising:- Makes you feel happier – the feel good factor Can help with with weight loss and tones you Increases your energy levels  Skin looks better Helps with relaxation Boosts sleep quality Make exercising fun!  Make sure you do an exercise that you enjoy, you’re more likely to stick at it. Go with a friend Join a class – meet new friends Exercise whilst listening to music Record your achievements/progress Exercise whilst watching TV Walk around whilst talking on your phone Run…

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Increasing activity without really trying!

Easy ways to increase activity without massively trying   Sqaut Squat whilst brushing your teeth, your thighs will burn for that 2/3 minutes, but think of all the extra calories you will burn. Fidget more Any amount of movement requires energy and therefore burns calories, so try to fidget a bit. Tap your foot, play imaginary drums with your hands to music or twizzle a pen between your fingers. Ideally not enough to annoy anyone around you! Don’t leave bathroom trips too long Rather than waiting until you’re bursting for the bathroom, head there with enough time to go to the one furthest away in the house or your…

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Top Dieting Tips

Top tips when dieting and the benefits of losing 10% of your body weight We discussed the benefits of losing 10% of your body weight also top 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 Ten Top Tips to Stay on Track Don’t class…

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5 a Day – Fruit & Veg

Almost all your fruit and vegetables count towards your five a day, so it may be easier than you think to get your recommended 5 a day. This week’s topic was discussing getting your five a day and to be fair the majority 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…

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Mindfulness

Do you practice mindful eating? This week at BEEWEIGHED we discussed adopting Mindful Eating into your lifestyle to help with your weight loss goals. Change Habits Eat slowly – don’t be the first to finsh.  Watch the speed your companion is eating and try and mirror it. Savour every single mouthful, we are supposed to chew our foods 30 times, we don’t have to be that strict but we should chew until it has been chewed properly, this in turn makes it easier for your body to digest and helps with constipation. Have quality foods not quantity. Pay attention to your body’s signals, stop before you are full,…

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WILLPOWER

NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS BEING SLIMMER FEELS! This week we had Monday and Sunday virtual meetings, three members had express weigh ins, 3 members had one to one remote weigh ins, we had a weigh and go in Levenshulme and BEEWEIGHED Denton reopened its doors! We all agreed it’s been a tough few months but we’re all ready to get back on track one hundred percent and start shifting our unwanted lbs. mine included! We discussed having WILLPOWER when dieting and also tackling saboteurs. Willpower is a muscle, the more you use it the stronger it gets!! Some ideas:- Cook once a week and freeze meals so…

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Different measures of weight loss

 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 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 and not realising…

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Interesting lunches

DON’T EVER SKIP YOUR LUNCH! – BE PREPARED An amazing 209 marbles gone forever at BEEWEIGHED weight loss support group.  That’s a massive 104.5 pounds lost!  We welcomed new members Sarah, Claire, JJ and Terry. Awards 👏Michelle and Mike got their stone awards 🙌Fab five% went to Gaynor 💪Abbi got her super seven 👊🏻Slimmers of the week went to Angela, Gaynor, Chrissie, Julie, Judy, Abbi, Rose, Trish, Jane, Paula, Judy and Karen! Have the best week ever everyone 👊🏻💪👊🏻 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…

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Are You Mindfully Eating?

 Sometimes speed eating is hard to avoid, you’ve overslept and scoffed down a quick breakfast before work, for example.  But regularly racing through your meals could be taking it’s toll on your waistline. This week at BEEWEIGHED we discussed adopting Mindful Eating into your lifestyle to help with your weight loss goals. Change Habits Eat slowly – don’t be the first to finsh.  Watch the speed your companion is eating and try and mirror it. Savour every single mouthful, we are supposed to chew our foods 30 times, we don’t have to be that strict but we should chew until it has been chewed properly, this in turn…

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Being Accurate With Your Portions!

Portion control helps prevent over-eating and plays a huge part in any diet when losing weight Some tips to ensure portions are accurate:- Meat (Pork, Beef and Lamb) 100g is approx palm of your hand or a deck of cards White Fish – size of your hand is approx 150g Teaspoon of butter – thumbnail Chicken Breast – size of your hand is approx 200g Oily fish SMASH – Salmon, Mackerel, Anchovies, Sardines and Herring – palm of your hand is approx 100g Cheese – Matchbox is approx 30g Alcohol – if you’re unsure of measures, buy yourself a wine measure or spirit measure – both available in…

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