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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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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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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