How To Effectively Drop Those Winter Pounds
Still holding onto those additional lbs you gained over Christmas? You're not alone! The average person gains 7lbs over the Christmas period, and although a few of those unwanted lbs come off when we stop eating Quality Streets for breakfast, the final few stick around and become our unwanted summer lbs! But don't worry, we are here to show you how easy it is to ditch unwanted weight with just a few simple changes to your daily routine.
You may have heard this before but it really is important to start the day with a nutritious filling breakfast. Why? Because it kick starts your metabolism and also stops you reaching for the biscuit tin mid-morning when you're ravenous.
Include protein at every meal
Protein helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer meaning you are less likely to get hunger pangs and give in unhealthy snacks and treats. Try scrambled eggs on toast for breakfast, a chicken salad for lunch, a UFIT drink as a snack and any of the delicious meals from our Protein Kitchen for tea.
Burning off those additional calories doesn't have to mean putting on a pair of trainers. Just being more active during your day will add up. Rather than driving to the sandwich shop on your lunch break why not walk? Take a job up the stairs rather than walking, or just fidget at your desk. You may irritate your colleagues but all you need to burn calories is move your body.
Don't go on a diet
Rather than taking part in a 'diet' restricting yourself to a handful of foods you deem as healthy, try thinking of it as more of a lifestyle change. Include small rewards, foods you enjoy and plenty of variety so you don't get bored and give up. This is the biggest reason people fail with their weight loss goals!
See, that doesn't seem so bad does it? A few daily habits to change and you'll be beach ready in no time ;-)