I hate to say it but it is true…Winter is here! I am not sure about you but Winter is my least favourite time of the year. It’s just so cold outside that all I want to do is rug up, sit on the couch, binge-watch Netflix and eat comfort foods. EEK – a potential disaster in the making. So what can you do to avoid the pounds piling on? Read on to find out more:
PROTEIN – THE BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS
Make sure to enjoy a balanced breakfast packed with protein. It will help to keep your energy levels up all morning due to the slow release of glucose into the bloodstream. This effect may also help you snack less later in the day.
PILE GREEN VEGETABLES ON YOUR PLATE
If you are ravenous, don’t eat an extra serve of mashed potato – pile your plate high with extra greens. Green vegetables are low in calories and carbohydrates and high in water as well as all important fibre: you will feel fuller quicker for very minimal calorie intake.
FIND WAYS TO MOVE MORE DURING THE DAY
Aim to get 10-minute increments of exercise at a time; this could be walking around while on the phone, parking in far-away parking spots or taking the stairs. Find ways to sit less because small changes make a difference: Keeping moving will help to boost your energy more than hitting the lolly jar or vending machine.
HAVE A VARIETY OF HERBAL TEAS ON HAND
It is essential to keep hydrated if you want to lose weight, but I know it’s tough to drink water when you are trying to keep your body warm. Make the switch to room temperature, filtered water during Winter but even if you are finding that too ‘chilled’, it’s got to be herbal tea. There are so many beautiful herbal teas on the market these days – peppermint keeps your mouth feeling fresh (and is great for digestion), ginger warms you from your head to your toes and licorice is naturally sweet so is a great substitute when you are looking for a sugar hit. Best of all, The Natural Way has their own Herbal Tea and its cleansing action really helps with improving organ function (and therefore, encouraging toxin removal and weight loss). Read more about our tea here and order online.
Don’t let Winter ruin your weight loss efforts – if you feel as if your will-power is slipping in direct proportion with the temperature, then you need your own personal weight loss coach. That’s what The Natural Way can give you. Our caring consultants can help you to navigate your way through the challenges that Winter throws at you so you will emerge in Spring feeling healthy and happy with the way you look. Call us today on 1300 SLIMMER (1300 754663) to book your FREE appointment to find out more about our fabulous program or visit our website: www.thenaturalway.com.au