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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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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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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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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