*On the WW program this approximately halves the points value
Sweet Treats: Low sugar hot chocolate
Swap grapes and a banana for a sweet treat
A few Medjool dates instead of lollies
Cordial or Lemonade for Sparkling water with fruit slices
10. Lite N Easy:
With Lite N Easy, all food is based on your best options and delivered directly to your door. All you need to do is heat it up (where required) and eat what's provided to see the kilos dropping off. You can choose the entire program or just certain meals.
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11. Eat soluble fibre:
Also known as dietary fibre, this is primarily a carbohydrate which your body cannot digest. Most people do not get enough fibre. Both soluble and insoluble fibre can assist to bulk up your stools and offer a food source for good bacteria in your large intestine. Soluble fibre pulls water into your gut, creating softer stools and good bowel movements. In weight loss, soluble fibre allows you to feel fuller and reduce constipation, thus assisting with weight loss. Some good sources of fiber include Carrots, Apples, Beans, Guavas, Broccoli, Flax seeds, Avocados, Sunflower seeds, Figs, Hazelnuts, Oats, Barley. Find out more here.
12. Drink coffee or tea:
Too much of anything is not good for you, but swapping wine for tea / coffee will greatly reduce your calorie intake. Herbal teas are good water sources and will assist you to feel fuller. If you have used up all your allocated calories for the day, a fruit tea can assist to feel like you are having a little treat. Use almond milk or milk substitutes for full-fat milk, they have infinitely less WW points and are great choices.
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The Full Helping shows us how to make Soft serve Banana Ice Cream here.
The Flavour Blender shows us how to make any fruit into fruit sorbet here.
14. Base your diet on whole foods:
Choose wholemeal over white, wholegrain over plain, fresh fruits and vegetables and whole foods whenever possible. Your skin will look more radiant and your body will be healthier. Find out more here.
15. Eat slowly & mindfully:
In our fast-paced life, we often scoff down our food. This creates digestion problems, however, the body needs time to register it is full - eating quickly will not allow your body time to relay a message back that you have had enough, resulting in overeating.
It's so easy to grab a meal whilst watching TV, working at your desk or generally being mind absorbed elsewhere, like eating too quickly, the body often does not register what or how much you are eating when otherwise occupied. If possible eat quietly, slowly and paying attention to everything you are putting in your mouth.
Remember your inner child, before you mindlessly reach for something that's not so great for you, ask yourself, "would I let a child I love eat this or eat the quantity of this I am taking". When you develop self-love, you bring yourself back to honouring your body and taking the time to put the best choices in.
Over to you, use the comments section on this article to share with us what works for you:
What you have tried? What is the best for you to lose weight?