It’s inevitable that after weeks of over-indulgence in the run up to Christmas and the New Year that you may well have put on a few extra pounds. If you’re looking to shed that unwanted extra, here’s a quick way to slim down without crash dieting.
Rather than starving yourself you need to make sure that you eat a sensible mix of proteins, carbohydrates and fresh fruit and vegetables all in balanced meals.
Absolutely no snacking on chocolates, biscuit or cream laden puddings. Abstaining completely will ensure that you slim down quickly.
Substitute white rice, pasta and bread for their wholemeal counterparts to ensure a healthier and stodge-free meal.
Try breakfasts of porridge with banana and honey, fresh fruit or poached eggs on wholegrain bread.
For lunch, salmon with baby potatoes and spinach or lean chicken stir fries using ground nut or coconut oils.
For dinner, try vegetable curry with aubergine, carrot, potatoes, chick peas and tinned tomatoes, a spoonful of low-fat yoghurt and fresh coriander. Substitute fatty puddings for low fat yoghurts and fresh fruit.
Team your healthy eating plan with these simple exercises: do this complete circuit for three non-consecutive days a week and do the full circuit three times. Ensure you cool down and warm up as appropriate.
perhaps due to no office or other parties, I've not put on weight over xmas. But the workout is handy for days when it is just too nasty to head for the gym.
This sounds like a great framework for kicking off the new year well - I suppose I'm a week or so behind but there's still time to get back to healthy eating after the excess of Christmas.
brilliant - there's always baked bean tins handy! This is such a miserable time of year with the dark evenings, so that indoor workout is perfect.
This is very hard to do when there's still loads of christmas chocs and crisps leftover!!
My brain has gone to mush over Xmas so this simple plan is just what I need to prompt me into getting healthy again, I can do all of round 3 now!!
Also - I definitely agree with the vegetable curry suggestion. Our vegetable chilli we had for lunch today was one of the best meals I've had for....well, 10 days!
To be honest, after 10 days of indulging, I can't wait to get back to healthy fresh food a bit more. We still have loads of chocs to eat up though. Hopefully those won't matter so much if 80% if healthy though...
I'm not sure I've been over-indulging for 'weeks' but there is a slight increase in poundage. So I'll be trying these tips out.
I like the low-equipment workout - roads too icy to get to the gym and even the pavements are a bit un-nerving. Pass the baked bean tins for dumb-bells!