A yummy snack or starter with just 51 calories! Perfect for when youíre entertaining, or just whenever you need a little delicious appetiser to start off your meal.
What youíll need
(This recipe makes one serve)
Spoil your appetite with a small, healthy, low-calorie snack before your meal- research has shown that it can help you to lose more weight, without feeling hungry and deprived.
Do you find yourself getting bored and giving up after ten or fifteen minutes on the treadmill? Itís frustrating when you know you could physically jog for longer, but your mind just wont let you. But if you have a few strategies to help make the treadmill more fun- or at least make the time pass more easily- you can get through the workout you know you can do.
Here are some ideas for taking the boredom out of running or walking on the treadmillÖ
When youíre trying to lose weight and concentrating on eating healthy foods, itís easy to forget about the contribution your drinks are making to your calorie total. Often, we donít really think about the impact of our juice or coffee or hot chocolate- but those liquid calories can add up fast, and sugary or sweetened drinks in particular can really sabotage your diet plan.
Try to make water your main beverage. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is so important, not only for your weight loss, but for your general health and wellbeing. Your body needs lots of water to maintain all its normal functions properly, including metabolism. And it has no calories, which frees you up to get more of your energy from food.
Here are some of the most common daily drinks, and what you should be cautious ofÖ
*Note: Never stop or
change your medication without consulting your doctor first. If effects of
medication on your weight concern you, discuss your options with a healthcare
If youíre on any kind of long-term medication, itís worth thinking about how this might be affecting your weight. Unfortunately, there are many types of prescription drugs that can have the side effect of increased appetite and weight gain- which can be frustrating when youíre eating healthily and exercising and still not seeing results.
Obviously, itís not as simple as going off the medication. Stopping or changing your medication without consulting your doctor is never recommended. But if it is causing you to gain weight, or making it harder to lose, itís important to be aware of this factor, and it may well be worth discussing with your doctor to see what options might be available to you.
One of the keys to losing weight is
controlling your hunger- which is easy if you always feel satisfied. Knowing
which healthy foods are the most filling, and incorporating them into your regular
diet plan is the best way to make sure you feel full after eating, so you can
eat less without feeling deprived. Itís just a matter of being smart about the calories you
consume, and making a few changes to what and how you eat.
Hereís how you can eat less and feel more satisfiedÖ
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