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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EXERCISE MORE THAN BEFORE

 Exercise – Making Commitments We recapped on last week’s topic – how to increase activity without thinking about it, so following on from that we discussed benefits of exercising:- Makes you feel happier – the feel good factor Can help with with weight loss and tones you Increases your energy levels  Skin looks better Helps with relaxation Boosts sleep quality Make exercising fun!  Make sure you do an exercise that you enjoy, you’re more likely to stick at it. Go with a friend Join a class – meet new friends Exercise whilst listening to music Record your achievements/progress Exercise whilst watching TV Walk around whilst talking on your phone Run…

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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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Interesting lunches

DON’T EVER SKIP YOUR LUNCH! – BE PREPARED An amazing 209 marbles gone forever at BEEWEIGHED weight loss support group.  That’s a massive 104.5 pounds lost!  We welcomed new members Sarah, Claire, JJ and Terry. Awards 👏Michelle and Mike got their stone awards 🙌Fab five% went to Gaynor 💪Abbi got her super seven 👊🏻Slimmers of the week went to Angela, Gaynor, Chrissie, Julie, Judy, Abbi, Rose, Trish, Jane, Paula, Judy and Karen! Have the best week ever everyone 👊🏻💪👊🏻 We discussed lunches and shared lots of our favourite recipes:- Eating lunch raises your blood sugar levels in the middle of the day, which gives you the energy you…

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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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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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