Christmas is coming

Yes Christmas is coming and I wondered if you are thinking that you wish you had lost weight this year.  Perhaps promising yourself that in the New Year you really will go on the diet to shift your weight for good.

I know I have been there in previous years regretting that I was still overweight and couldn’t get into clothes I wanted to for the Xmas Party.

Well if this you and you want to make 2017 the year that you beat a weight issue then I would love to speak to you.

I am only writing a short blog this week as I have been away for a few days enjoying a city break.  It was good that I did a lot of walking both sightseeing and shopping in the fabulous city of Oxford as well as attending an Alabama 3 gig which involved a lot of dancing.  Hopefully that will have counteracted the alcohol!

Life doesn’t have to be dull when you are losing weight or keeping it off, everything is just a balance.

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Do you exercise to lose weight?

Some people think that exercising is the answer to weight loss.  It can certainly help but on its own it is not likely to help you lose as much weight as you think.

Looking at some typical exercises did you know that

30 minutes of swimming averages  200 calories

30 minutes of fast walking averages  100 calories

30 minutes of running averages  300 calories

All this depends on your weight and the speed you do, but if you think of the typical calories in some of the snacks you might be having it becomes a very sobering thought. for example

Walkers Ready Salted Crisps are 171 calories

A Mars Bar 260 calories

A Signature Tall Hot Chocolate from Starbucks 393 calories

That doesn’t mean that exercise is a waste of time as it helps to keep you fit, stimulates your metabolism and of course tones you up.  But you can easily undo all the good if you tuck into sugary snacks, drinks and crisps.

Personally I aim to walk at least 10,000 steps a day and add whatever else I can fit in such as swimming and a session at gym at least 3 times a week  (not done so well with the swimming and gym recently because of my broken wrist but aiming to get back to it in the New Year now I am on the mend)

If you want to know more about eating healthily and exercising to lose weight I would love to hear from you.

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Is your New Year Resolution to lose weight?

If your New Year Resolution is to lose weight then don’t be taken in by expensive diets.

As a qualified nutritionist I get bombarded by emails from people offering miracle cures that promise that you can lose weight quickly, sometimes as much as a 23lbs in just three weeks.

This sounds too good to be true and it is!

Any diet that suggests that you can lose weight quickly is almost certainly guaranteed to be one that as soon as you stop, the weight will pile back on and you are into the saga of yo-yo dieting.

This can be more dangerous than being a bit overweight.  It can also involve spending a lot of money on supplements and replacements foods.  If there really was a miracle cure to help you lose weight I think it would be prescribed by the NHS.

If you want to know more about how you can eat ordinary food and get extraordinary results, which will help you lose weight and keep it off for life then just contact me to get

  • personal healthy eating plans that you can use for the whole family
  • empathy from someone who has been there but has the answer
  • support to conquer emotional eating
  • lots of hints and tips to cope with all sorts of situations that involve food

I will be posting some recipes that I feature on my plans over the next few weeks so if you think you would be interested in hearing more just ring me on 07718 283514 for a free no obligation chat.

Can you resist these ?

 

You can tell that Christmas is coming as these types of tins of sweets and chocolates are starting to appear in the supermarkets

 

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If you buy them – ask yourself honestly who is going to eat them?

I know in previous years I have bought large tins of chocolates for when we had visitors over Christmas but found myself with lots left and the massive temptation of just having one which often could lead to two or three.  If I am honest probably more.

They can be a real temptation if you are just sitting watching the TV.

So if you want to avoid piling on the pounds over Christmas just don’t buy them but if you need to have a few things in the house try this size instead

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If you have been losing weight don’t let Christmas undo everything you have achieved and if you want any help in tackling your weight then I would love to help you!