Increasing activity throughout your day

Small amounts of physical activity can provide positive health benefits. While regular exercise is the best way to receive the health-promoting benefits of physical activity, it can often be a challenge to make time for a lengthy workout. If you can’t make it into the gym or run on your favourite walk, don’t worry. Try to include extra activity throughout your day without having to get your gym kit on and physically go! This week at BEEWEIGHED meetings we discussed ideas to increase the opportunity to move more throughout your day. Make physical activity part of your daily commute to work. If it is not possible to walk…

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Corinna’s 100lb Weight Loss Success Story

BEEWEIGHED’S FIRST 100lb LOSER! Corinna received her 100lb award at Denton’s meeting yesterday.  Andrew Gwynne MP and his lovely wife Allison attended and presented her with her award.   The meeting was absolutely ‘buzzing’ with excitement and encouragement for Corinna.  She has allowed me to create this blog to share her weight loss journey story.  Lots of before and after pictures too!  Happy reading everyone!! 🙂 Corinna’s own words…. Here’s my story….. Growing up I was always conscious about my weight, even though looking back now, I had no reason to be. Until about 20 years old I was a curvy size 12. After going through some very hard…

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Cocktails, Mocktails & Alcohol

First of all: consuming too much alcohol will slow down your weight loss, and may undermine your health gains on a low-carb diet. Alcohol is burned before anything else by the body, slowing down fat loss. However, if you can drink alcohol in moderation it’s usually not a major issue as long as it’s low in carbs. Low-carb options include wine, champagne and pure spirits like whiskey and vodka. High-carb drinks? Beer and sugary cocktails. Instead of having alcohol why not try one of these low calorie MOCKTAILS instead? MOCKTAILS (FREEBEEs) Nojito 4 tsp sweetener 100ml lime juice 28g fresh mint, leaves picked and washed, reserving a few sprigs to garnish 20 ice…

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Being Label Savvy!

Are you confident reading your nutritional labels? Energy The terms ‘kJ’ and ‘kcal’ (calories) tell you how much energy is in a product. Women need an average of 2,000 kcal a day and men need 2,500 kcal on average.  Saturates Saturates is another word for saturated fat. This section tells you about the amount of saturated fat in the product. Salt Most adults eat more salt than the recommended maximum of 6g a day, increasing their risk of high blood pressure. You may see ‘sodium’ listed rather than salt. To convert sodium into salt, multiply the amount on the label by 2.5. Reference Intake Reference Intake has replaced the recommended daily amount (RDA).…

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Mindful 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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Tips to not gain during holiday season☀️

Have a holiday plan!   We discussed ways to avoid having a massive gain on holiday or during the holiday season. Having a plan is vital before a holiday, whether you’re ok to have a gain, stay the same or even lose. You don’t want to gain all you’ve lost. You’ve work hard to lose weight and don’t want it all to be ruined in two weeks! Holiday starts at the airport that doesn’t mean you have to over indulge on you travelling days. Choose fruit instead of having cakes or pastries Have fruit for breakfast and have a light salad for lunch. Have a treat for your…

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Shaking up Your Salads

Salad is a go to work lunch, quick throw together and ready to take anything you need to use up, but it’s easy to get into a rut. Who wants to eat the same old lettuce, vinaigrette and chicken breast every single day? So here are some ways to perk up your salads with different flavours, textures, without a lot of extra time in the kitchen:- Smooth it out Crunch is all well and good, but the perfect accompaniment to crunchy salad or raw onions is often a little something smooth, like roasted beets, winter squash or maybe some avocado slices. Heat it up Tossing just one or…

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Measure Your Success

     Measure your inches lost!! This can be vital in helping you stay focused on your plan.  This week we discussed the correct way to measure yourselves.  Members walked away confident in being able to measure themselves correctly so they can see their inches disappearing!! Buy yourself a tape measure that you can use on a regular basis to see your inches disappearing! Chest Place one end of the tape measure on the fullest part of your bust/chest, wrap it under your armpits, around your shoulder blades and back to the starting point. Hips Starting st one hip, keeping the tape measure level, wrap it around your rear…

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Have Sweet or Savoury Treats and Still Lose Weight

  Losing weight doesn’t mean you have to cut out your treats! This week at BEEWEIGHED  we shared lots of lovely sweet and savoury treats that you can have and still fit them into your plan whether that be a low cal, low carb, point, syn diet.  At every meeting we all left with our mouths watering!! lol 🙂 People on a diet tend to think treats are a ‘no-no’ when trying to lose weight.  The reality is quite the opposite.  People who cut down rather than cutting out food groups are more likely to keep off the weight long term.  Remember there is no such thing as…

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Foods to help boost metabolism

Foods to help combat stress it is claimed that certain foods and drinks can boost your metabolism, including tea, coffee, spices and energy drinks. While you don’t have much control over the speed of your metabolism, you can control how many calories you burn through your level of physical activity. The more active you are, the more calories you burn. Foods that are calomel to increase your metabolism:- Protein rich foods Iron, Zinc (Meat, shellfish, chickpeas, dairy, eggs and whole grain. Coffee and Tea due to caffeine content Chilli peppers – contain capsaicin, this may have appetite reducing properties Water – drink iced cold as your body burns…

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