I know that as we approach Christmas there is a lot to do particularly if you have family with you and you are preparing the meal and that’s after you have done all your present shopping.
This is the time of year when we regret having not lost the weight we promised we would do at the start of the year.
But that can often mean that we just don’t have the time or the inclination to eat healthily during the run up to Christmas. This isn’t helped by sweets and chocolates being at your place of work and of course the Christmas parties.
One thing you can do to mitigate all of this is try to have some healthy soups to keep you going so when you do give in to temptation you won’t be overdoing it. There is a tasty recipe below for you try
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SPICY TOMATO & BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
Serves 6 40 calories per serving
Takes about 50 minutes to cook
6 Large tomatoes 1 butternut squash
2 red onions 1 red pepper
1 stick celery 1 large carrot
4 cloves of garlic 1 red chilli
Chop the vegetables into chunks and finely diced the garlic and chilli. Place on a tray and roast for about 45 minutes turning regularly.
Blitz in a food processor with 500 ml of water till smooth then pass through a sieve into a large pan then add another 500ml of water and bring to the boil.
Here we are at the beginning of November and I have exciting news for you all. This week I am launching a challenge for anyone who would love to lose weight on the run up to Christmas.
If you lose weight at a rate of a pound a week then you could lose 7lbs. If however you are losing weight at 2lb a week this is a stone. A whole dress or trouser size!
So set yourself a challenge and make a written pledge to yourself. Using the template below.
If you want help anyone who signs up now at Weight Away will receive their January plan free of charge.
So make your pledge and have a look at the recipe this week which is about making your own muesli as a great breakfast
MAKE YOUR OWN MUESLI
Makes 10 servings (30g each) at just 125 calories per serving
15 minutes to make and stores in an air tight container
Add a piece of fruit of your choice and skimmed milk for a breakfast
120g porridge oats
3 tsps unsalted sunflower seeds
120g unsweetened wheat or bran flakes
60g wheat germ
15g blanched almonds chopped.
Preheat your grill to medium. Scatter the porridge oats and sunflower seed onto a baking sheet. Grill them for about 5 minutes until golden
Lightly crush the wheat/bran flakes and add the wheat germ, almonds and toasted porridge oats and sunflower seeds. Mix well together
Transfer to an airtight container and you now have the basis for 10 breakfast which you just need to add a piece of fruit and skimmed milk which will take you just a couple of minutes.
Pledge to lose ………lbs
By Christmas 2017
Things that will help me
And to sign up to Weight Away go to http://www.weight-away.org