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I have to apologies to all my lovely readers for going a little MIA over the last few months and falling off the edge of the World. I had a little dry patch in my fitness and healthy lifestyle and in tern didn’t have the motivation to exercise or blog anymore.
Ever wonder why McDonald’s colour scheme is yellow and red?
We are naturally drawn to red, yellow and orange in our dining area or restaurants because psychologically it stimulates us to want to eat — and eat a lot. Studies show if you put your food on blue plates it can cause you to eat less.
Put the words “low-fat” or “fat-free” on the label and people will assume it won’t make them fat. But it’s worth knowing that “fat-free” or “low-fat” or “no added fat” usually means more sugar. Simple white refined sugar is the very stuff which converts to fat once in the body.
I have been on the search for a quick and easy snack to take to work that I could nibble on in the afternoon. I was taking a few small things but noticed that I was always looking for more. Not really a huge meal but little things that I could snack on over a longer period of time.
It’s really simple, and I promise you its really tasty! I can’t believe how much flavour they have when you put them together.
It’s also so much better for you then the chips and chocolates we all tent to sneak in at least once a week.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, NEVER skip it!!!
My yummy breakfast this morning was a big bowl of bran, and to avoid using sugars I added some sliced strawberries and a few raisins…
Tomorrow morning breakfast for everyone!!!!
Firstly I would like to apologies for not posting in ages, it’s been a busy few weeks.
Last week I had my monthly weigh in and still on track to my goal but I must be honest not losing as fast as I would like to. I suppose with it getting colder and all the Christmas event is getting a little harder to stick to a healthy diet. During this time of the year we all need to take special care of what we eat, you don’t want to come back from the festive break and be right back where you started. If you’re going to snack try chose the healthier option. I’m going on a wonderful bus tour from London to Paris for Christmas, then Skiing in Switzerland and Germany and to Amsterdam for New Year’s. I want to try keep my diet as healthy as I can and have come us with 5 top tips to help me to get there.
1 – Everyone loves to take snack food on the bus but instead of chips and chocolates washed down with fizzy drinks rather chose nuts and fruit with some sparkling water or herbal teas.
2 – Eating out is usually where the extra calories take you by surprise as you are not actually aware of how the food is prepared, when picking food of the menu try asking for any sauces or dressings separately with will help you control the quantity.
3 – Try avoiding adding sugar to your warm drinks, if it’s very cold you might find yourself drinking a few cups a day and all that sugar really adds up.
4 – New Year’s eve usually comes hand in hand with quite a bit of drinking, if you’re going to drink try stay away for the drinks that are packed with sugars especially your mix drinks. A few vodka cokes could send your diet right out the window.
5 – Keep active! I am in a bus for most of my holiday I need to make sure then when I’m off it I’m doing as much activity as possible, even if it’s a walk after dinner each night.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I’ll see you all in 2012!!!!
My down fall came when I discovered I liked the Turkish delights, I had never been a real fan of it till now. But Turkish delights I have tasted do not compare to the locally made delights in Turkey. Wow they are amazing! So delicious. My down fall came due to walking past store after store and being offered a taster from each shop owner.
I’m now back in London and determined to get back on track, off to gym tonight and back on the road
to destroying my sugar monster.
We all have our week moments and as much as we know our body doesn’t need all that sugar we all over do it sometimes. The strength is making sure you pull yourself back on track, to keep your goals in sight and everyday work extra hard to achieve them.