Are you eating eggs?

You might think when I ask the question are you eating eggs that I am referring to the chocolate Easter Eggs that are just everywhere you look this week.

Well sorry I am not.

I am referring to Chicken’s Eggs and how they are really good to incorporate into your normal eating.  Many people think eggs have a bad name because of a link to cholesterol however eaten sensibly they can be a great part of you eating plan when you are trying to lose weight.

Eggs in fact tend to raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol and they tend to change the LDL (the “bad”) cholesterol to a large subtype which is not associated with an increased risk of heart disease.

They are also great to have at breakfast as they will stave off hunger.

In one study, 30 overweight or obese women consumed either a breakfast of eggs or a breakfast of bagels. Both breakfasts had the same amount of calories. The women in the egg group felt more full and ate less calories for the rest of the day and for the next 36 hours
In another study that went on for 8 weeks, eating eggs for breakfast lead to significant weight improvements compared to the same amount of calories from bagels. The egg group
  • Lost 65% more body weight.
  • Lost 16% more body fat.
  • Had a 61% greater reduction in BMI.
  • Had a 34% greater reduction in waist circumference

So why not try have eggs for breakfast at least twice a week for breakfast and here is a tasty recipe below to help you get on your way

Egg and Spinach Breakfast

Putting a Spring in your Step

This time of the year makes me feel so much more energetic and seeing all the spring flowers makes me smile.

As we get closer to Easter though the temptation of chocolate can be a real problem so today I am posting my Weight Away Spring Special with a few ideas for how to celebrate over Easter.

Hope you enjoy

weight away spring special

What do you Regret?

I am fortunate to have two beautiful daughters and can celebrate Mother’s day with my family and hope all mums had a great day yesterday.

But yesterday when thinking about my own Mum I found myself regretting the fact that she never saw me conquer my weight problems, as sadly she died some 8 years ago!

I firmly believe it is not a good thing to live with regrets. So if you are struggling with your weight make NOW the time to tackle it and don’t let it be something you will regret later in life.  Wishing you had done something doesn’t make it happen but taking action does.

So set yourself a goal – maybe a weight, or a dress size and plot some steps along the way. On those days when you feel you have over done it by eating too much keep looking forward and put it behind you.

If you look forward you will be amazed at how wonderful you will feel when you achieve your ideal weight.

Have no more regrets!

If you need help you can always contact me at http://www.weight-away.org

Are you looking forward to Summer?

As we start to get better weather, it is great to start thinking about summer holidays and wearing lots of colourful clothes. But what happens when you realise that you will not look as good as you want to because of your weight.

This can be quite a wake up call but there is still time to lose as much as 2 stone maybe even more before the main holiday season just think how great that would be!

So start now

  • set yourself a goal
  • weigh yourself each week (not every day) to check your progress
  • try on some of your summer clothes now and if they are too tight try them again in a month
  • reward yourself along the way (perhaps buy a new accessory for every half stone)
  • finally when you get to your goal celebrate and enjoy

I know how much happier I am on holiday now I am at my ideal weight

Me on holiday at my heaviest

Me on holiday at my heaviest

Me in 2014 happy on holiday

Me in 2014 happy on holiday

If you want help to do this you can always contact http://www.weight-away.org

What do you do with your clothes?

If you are losing weight and you have a wardrobe of many sizes what do you do with the ones that are too big.

When I was a yo-yo dieter I kept mine just in case but really that means you have little faith in whether or not you can keep your weight off.

When I finally lost all my weight in 2009/10 I decided that I would get rid of all the clothes that were too big for me.  I either gave them to charity but also managed to sell a few on ebay to fund my new wardrobe.

I now have rules though.

  • I don’t buy anything with an elasticated waist
  • I avoid lycra
  • If I haven’t worn anything for a year I get rid of it

This means I now have a wardrobe of clothes that fit and that suit me.

If that sounds good to you join me at http://www.weight-away.org and get your weight and your wardrobe in the shape you would want.