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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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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EATING OUT & STICKING TO PLAN!

Eating Out & Staying on Plan Topic this week was eating out and managing to stay on plan, with imminent Valentines Day coming up only a small handful said they celebrated but we still discussed the obstacles we face when going out for meals so we discussed various tips and ideas to deal with situations. Plan ahead – Check the menu online, see what the healthiest choices are, contact them and ask if they can cook a certain way for you. You choose the restaurant – that way you can choose the healthiest choice and still be part of the celebrations. Make a meal out of side dishes.…

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Members’ favourite recipes

THIS WEEK’S MEETINGS This week at BEEWEIGHED all members were sharing their favourite hearty dinner recipes. Here are a few that were discussed. Big Mac in a Bowl (full recipes to follow tomorrow) Fake Away Donner Kebab Teriyaki Salmon Low Carb Cottage Pie Chicken and Leek Pie Omelette/Calzone Rewards Over the seven meetings a total of 90lbs has been lost. We welcomed new members, Tracey, Maria, Ashley and Val. Have a great first week ladies ❤️ Special awards…. 👏👏👏Super sevens went to Gaynor, Julie, Angela and  Gav🙌🙌 Fab fives went to Jeanette, Jason and Deborah👏👏 Kath got her one and a half stone award and Slimmers of the…

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Members’ favourite recipes

THIS WEEK’S MEETINGS This week at BEEWEIGHED all members were sharing their favourite hearty dinner recipes. Here are a few that were discussed. Big Mac in a Bowl (full recipes to follow tomorrow) Fake Away Donner Kebab Teriyaki Salmon Low Carb Cottage Pie Chicken and Leek Pie Omelette/Calzone Rewards Over the seven meetings a total of 90lbs has been lost. We welcomed new members, Tracey, Maria, Ashley and Special awards…. 👏👏👏Super sevens went to Gaynor, Julie, Angela and  Gav🙌🙌 Fab fives went to Jeanette, Jason and Deborah👏👏 Kath got her One and a half stone award and Slimmers of the week went to Angela, Matt, Julie, Tony, Deborah,…

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Tips to ensure you get your 2 litres of water each day

WATER IS NATURE’S APPETITE SUPPRESSANT When the stomach senses that it is full, it sends signals to the brain to stop eating. Water can help to take up space in the stomach, leading to a feeling of fullness and reducing hunger When your body is not getting enough water it holds on to what it has, resulting in water retention. As a simple survival mechanism your body has a tendency to hold onto and store what it doesn’t think it will get in the future. Once your body recognises that it is getting a steady supply of water it will release the water weight it has been holding. Water weight is stored…

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Tackling Your Diet Saboteurs

Diet Saboteurs As if dieting isn’t hard enough without having to deal with saboteurs.  They can make you feel deflated. Sadly many diet saboteurs are the people closest to us, like our friends, family and colleagues.  Confronting them may be able to turn them into supporters instead. One wont hurt – If you have one! But often one can lead to coming off plan! You don’t need to lose anymore – You know your target and remember WHY you started to lose weight and what your ultimate target was.  Explain this to your friends and ask for their support until you reach it. Have one day off! –…

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INCREASING YOUR ACTIVITY

INCREASING YOUR ACTIVITY/EXERCISE Losing weight If your goal is to lose weight, then you should be aiming to do a bit more than you usually do to help burn some extra calories – the more the better, within reason. But there’s no perfect amount that will help you lose weight, it’s just any activity you can do to burn more calories will help. But when it comes to weight loss, diet is this biggest factor, so getting the right level of calories for weight loss is important. As they say, it takes 30 seconds to eat a cream cake, but about 20 minutes to run it off! Progression…

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INCREASING YOUR ACTIVITY

INCREASING YOUR ACTIVITY/EXERCISE Losing weight If your goal is to lose weight, then you should be aiming to do a bit more than you usually do to help burn some extra calories – the more the better, within reason. But there’s no perfect amount that will help you lose weight, it’s just any activity you can do to burn more calories will help. But when it comes to weight loss, diet is this biggest factor, so getting the right level of calories for weight loss is important. As they say, it takes 30 seconds to eat a cream cake, but about 20 minutes to run it off! Progression…

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Tackling your weight loss & rewarding yourself

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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