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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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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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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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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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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