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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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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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 Different types of FASTING OMAD – eating one meal a day during a one hour window! 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…

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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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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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