It’s that time of year again, the sun is making it’s first appearance of the year and we’re starting to look at beaches and sunchairs on our computer screens as we continue the (thankfully now downward) slope towards the holiday season.
Here are a few tips to help you shed those winter pounds before it’s time to take your jumper off in public.
Keep an eye on high calorie drinks
If sacrificing that beautiful morning cappuccino is a step too far, what about substituting your glass of orange juice for a succulent orange or piece of fruit.
Thirst is often mistaken for hunger so keep a glass of water nearby to sip throughout the day, avoiding those pesky snack cravings. A full glass of water first thing in the morning helps to cleanse your system.
Fiber helps us feel full, so choose whole grains, fruits and vegetables rather than filling up on empty calories.
Don’t skip meals, you will often eat more to compensate for it and it confuses your metabolism which will make it harder to lose weight.
Avoid drinking too much alcohol, there are approx 150 calories in a can of beer, and 123 calories in a glass of wine.
Snack on healthy foods like keeping a container of grapes by your desk at work, or a selection of nuts to avoid vending machine junk foods.
Take your time! By eating slower, we allow time for our bodies to realise they are full, helping to avoid over eating.