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Saturday, 5 November 2011

HOW TO LOSE 2000 CALORIES IN 2 MINUTES

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Enjoy this French Utube video on how to lose 2000 calories in 2 minutes, its absolutely wicked :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEH4Yum4nN4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Thursday, 3 November 2011

XENICAL TABLETS FOR WEIGHT LOSS...

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After being unsuccessful at losing weight I decided to go and see my GP for some advice. She then referred me to a nurse who put me onto the British Heart Foundation Diet.

This is basically, three meals a day (portion control being very important) with a treat of up to 100 calories a day.

The weight loss has been slow but I never gained any and over 12 weeks and lost 10lbs.

The nurse started to get to know me well over the 12 weeks and knew that I was getting a bit anxious about my weight loss with foot surgery imminent which would totally incapacitate me for a while.

She suggested that I had a chat with my GP about going onto the weight loss pill Xenical.

After a chat with my GP she has approved a month's trial of the drug in the hope it might help to boost the weight loss for me.

She advised that I waited until I was on one crutch rather than two before I start the trial, as the side effect can be frequent trips to the loo.

Tomorrow, I have the stitches out and should hopefully be down to one crutch so I plan to start the drug on Saturday.

I checked my weight this morning and I have gained 1lb over the last two weeks while I have been totally incapacitated and only allowed up to go to the loo. So I guess really that's not to bad.

I will be writing my diary on the results of Xenical in the hope that they will work for me as I have only heard good results on this particular weight loss pill.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

HEALTH AND WEIGHT LOSS WORKOUT...

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They say that it's easy to make an excuse not to workout, with common excuses like, 'I'm too busy', or 'I feel self-conscious', and of course nowadays, 'I can't afford the gym membership'.

Well, with access to fitness DVD's and Wifely there is no excuse to the comment of 'I feel self conscious' or 'I can't afford to go to the gym' as you can do it in the privacy of your own home for free.

Being motivated is hard for anyone who doesn't exercise but if you wrote down a list of reasons why you should work out with 'for my health's sake', at the top of your list, I am sure you could think of more to add to it, like, 'looking better in your clothes' or 'feeling more energetic' or even 'for my kids'. These should help to remind you why you are doing it.

For me, personally, I need to do some form of exercise for my health sake.

My excuse has been the usual as well as my health related problem which is chronic back pain but now an added problem of osteoarthritis in my big toe!!!!

I cannot walk far without pain, could not possibly follow a DVD or WIFit exercise regime without hurting myself, so I have not bothered with either. Now, with my latest problem which could have developed through being overweight, I realise I have to do something about it.

So, I've bought a foot cycle which I am planning on using after my foot surgery this week. Until I am able to try it I will use it using my arms instead of my feet. So, watch this space for my results using this type of exercise machine

http://www.nextag.com/pedal-exercise/shop-html

Monday, 31 October 2011

SOME 100 CALORIE OR LESS SNACKS...

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Microwave popcorn, some brands have only 100 calories for six cups

Cottage cheese and cantelope melon

Three crackers with low fat cheese

14 almonds

Six whole-grain Pretzel sticks

Baked Apple

A Wholegrain pitta bread filled with half an ounce of part skimmed ricotta cheese

Blueberry smoothie made up from non fat yoghurt and two thirds cups of blueberries in ice then blended.

Non fat Greek Yoghurt with a teaspoon of honey

20 Pistahio nuts

Walnuts

Frozen banana pops – make them by slicing several peeled bananas in half and insert a lolly stick. Coat each half with an ounce of low fat yoghurt then pop in the freezer to freeze

8ox Grapes

Sunday, 30 October 2011

ONLINE FITNESS CLASSES...

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Physic.com

Yogaglo.com

Fitnessglo.com

Leslie Sansone's Program – a 20 minute a day indoor walking programme

EAT FRUIT TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT...

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If your constipated, try eating raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries as the fibre in them will help push waste through your GI tract, to help you lose weight.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

EASY FIT TO STAY FIT...

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Easyfit is a tiny device which helps you stay active with its custom workout and nutrition plans, and tracks everything based on a simple points system, rather than calorie calculations. Plus, its a small pedometer like size which makes it easy to wear. http://www.easyfit-personaltraining.co.uk/

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

EASY FAT FREE TEA LOAF CAKE...

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EASY FAT FREE TEA LOAF CAKE

Ingredients

300ml/ ½ pint Tea (fruit flavoured)
200g/7oz Mixed Dried Fruit
225g/8oz Self Raising Flour
175g/6oz soft brown sugar
1 Egg (mixed)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
1 tablespoon milk

Method
Add your tea to your dried fruit and leave to soak overnight or for at least two hours.
Preheat oven to Gas Mark 3/175C or 325F
Line your loaf tin with liner or grease well
Add the rest of the ingredients to the fruit mixture
Pour into your loaf tin
Bake for 1- 1 ¼ hours or until your skewer comes clean from a test in the centre of the cake
Leave to cool on a wire rack before serving

SLIMLINE BAKING...

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SLIMLINE BAKING...

If you replace sugar in your recipe with half the amount in honey or half dried fruit and half fruit juice, your baking becomes a lot less calories.

You can also save even more calories and fat by replacing half the fat in the recipe with bananas and yoghurt.

Also use wholemeal flour instead of white when baking bread, scones and muffins.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

WHAT EXACTLY IS A CALORIE?..

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Calories are the little bastards that get into your wardrobe at

night and sew your clothes tighter...

MY CLOSET IS INFESTED WITH THE LITTLE SHITS

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

DAILY BURN FOR WEIGHT LOSS HELP...

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www.dailyburn.com offers easy to use food tracking and workout videos for FREE

HOW TO WORK OUT YOUR BMI...

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Your BMI (body mass index) compares your height to your weight and is a simple way of assessing whether you need to lose weight. To calculate your BMI, take your height in metres and multiply it by itself. Then divide your weight in kilograms by this figure.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

BODY BUGG TO AID YOUR WEIGHT LOSS...


'Body Bugg'. By taking the guess work out of calorie tracking and burning, the 'Body Bugg' can give you genuine feedback on how much or little you are moving daily. It is not a cheap gadget but uses a patented process to track your calories burn through. http://www.bodybugg.com/

Monday, 17 October 2011

AN APPLE A DAY TO TAKE THE WEIGHT AWAY...


Eat an apple when your feeling hungry as five grains of fibre in a medium apple will take the edge off your hunger.

In fact recent research has shown that if you eat an apple before your meal you will eat 187 calories LESS than those who didn't eat one.

LOSE WEIGHT CYCLING WITH YOUR DOG...


SPRINGER DOG EXERCISER...

If you love cycling and your dog loves walking then this is the answer for you. It attaches to your bike safely, with your dog in tow, the low mounted dog harness has a heavy-duty steel spring which allows bike riders to keep their balance when the dog decides to stop and have a …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfRk2nJT6u4

Sunday, 25 September 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP...

Tap into your 'innergy' to lose weight...

'Innergy' is the emotional home inside us that holds our dreams, hopes and vision for ourselves. If you can find this it can help you find the energy, motivation and the will to diet.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

WEIGHT WATCHERS DIET...

New Yorker Jean Nidetch, who described herself as an 'overweight house wife, obsessed with eating cookies', formed weight watchers in 1961.

It was born when she decided that the only way to stick to a sensible diet was by organising regular support meetings.

Weight Watchers is a slimming program that spans the world and counts its membership over the last 40 years in the millions with Fergie advocating it.

They say, 'As the world leaders in healthy weight loss, we pride ourselves in taking the latest, proven and global nutrition research and turning it into a highly effective and flexible weight loss plan that really works.

As the weight loss experts, we know how to help people learn how to lose weight and keep it off. For nearly 50 years, a combination of healthy eating, activity, small changes in behaviour and group support has been at the heart of the Weight Watchers philosophy. Now, with the new ProPoints plan, it’s easier than ever to make the smart food and activity choices that put you on the road to weight loss success for the long term.

http://www.weightwatchers.co.uk/plan/index.aspx




Thursday, 23 June 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - VINEGAR...

Use vinegar in your salad as vinegar is full of flavour that can make salad more interesting and they say that vinegar may help the body break down fat.

Monday, 20 June 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP – BIKRAM YOGA...

Take 90 minutes, 26 postures in a room that is heated to 40C and you can gurantee a sweat..

This form of yoga can burn over 600 calories per class and boost your strength like no other.

If you went three times a week you would drop a dress size in no time.

While the moves are similar to other classes, the termperature speed at which the postures are worked through isn't.

One of the postures doubles your heart rate from 70 to 140 in just five seconds.

Find out more by visiting bikramyoga.co.uk

Thursday, 16 June 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - EAT BANANAS...

For weight loss, if you eat one slightly green you get a guaranteed 12.5g of resistant starch which will help you lose weight without feeling hungry. They are also rich in appetite suppressing fibre (3g each), which can help to avoid panic induced food cravings.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

THE DRINKING MAN'S DIET...

In 1964 Robert Cameron published 'The Drinking Man's Diet' a weight loss book that emphasised on carbohydrates control but he also recommended that readers drink gin and vodka, and low calorie drinks.

Although the book quickly became the best seller, physicians were up in arms warning that alcohol should not be considered a regular addition to any diet.

For more details look at http://www.forbes.com/2004/04/21/cz_af_0421feat.html

Sunday, 12 June 2011

THE CLEAN PROGRAMME DIET...

THE CLEAN PROGRAMME DIET...

A three week detoxification programme used by celebrities, which is based on whole, organic, plant-based foods. The diet prescribes two liquid meals day (such as soups or smoothies) and a solid one in between.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

CHEW FOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS...

CHEW FOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS...

In the early 1900's Horace Fletcher, an art dealer from San Francisco unveiled a new weight loss technique by chewing your food 32 times, but without swallowing it.

Horace felt that by only chewing your food in this fashion your body would absorb all the nutrients it needed and you would be able to enjoy the taste of the food without gaining weight !!.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

WAYS TO CURB YOUR APPETITE...

Make almonds your go-to snack as they are full of fibre which will make you feel fuller quicker and for longer. Eat a handful a day.

Drinking water before your meal can help you lose and extra four pounds over 12 weeks as it will help you to eat less. Drink two 200ml glasses of water immediately before each meal.

Eat two eggs with a low GI carbohydrate bread, such as rye or wholemeal. It is slower to digest and eggs have been found to reduce the number of calories eaten at lunchtime and can shave 400 calories off the average daily intake.

Swap your regular tea for a green tea as this will up your leptin levels which will help to burn up calories.

Eat an apple 15 minutes before a meal to feel full. When digested they also produce the hormone GLP-1, which sends messages to the brain that you are full.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

THE DRINKING MAN'S DIET...

In 1964 Robert Cameron published 'The Drinking Man's Diet' a weight loss book that emphasised on carbohydrates control but he also recommended that readers drink gin and vodka, and low calorie drinks.

Although the book quickly became the best seller, physicians were up in arms warning that alcohol should not be considered a regular addition to any diet.

For more details look at http://www.forbes.com/2004/04/21/cz_af_0421feat.html

Thursday, 2 June 2011

WEIGHT LOSS QUOTE...

At the end of every diet, the path curves back toward the trough. —– Mason Cooley

THE RAW FOOD DIET...

The theory behind the raw diet is that when food is cooked above 46c, it loses its essential enzymes that aid digestion and the absorption of key nutrients. Anything below 46c is considered raw, water simmers from 60c.

Followers make sure 80% of their food is uncooked and use methods such as soaking buts, and dried fruits to 'wake up' their enzymes, plus juicing fruit and vegetables.

The Raw Food Detox Diet is by Natalie Rose

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - EAT FAT FIGHTING FOODS...

Fat fighting foods are greek yogurt, as its protein content has twice as much as other yogurts, and protein takes longer to leave your stomach. Which means you are satisfied for longer. Your body also burns more calories digesting protein than carbohydrates.

Monday, 30 May 2011

THE 30% FAT DIET...

Some evidence suggests the best route to keeping weight off long term is to make a moderate fat restriction, rather than completely cut it out, where fat accounts for no more than 30% of your total calories.

Followers of this diet either count up their daily fat gram total or follow an eating plan where all foods are very low in fat.

Healthy unsaturated fats are essential for overall health and should not be restricted to a percentage less than 20%.

A book around this type of diet is The Fat Smash Diet, The Last Diet You'll Ever Need by Ian K. Smith

Friday, 27 May 2011

THE F PLAN DIET...

The F Plan Diet was introduced in 1987 and advocated a high fibre, low fat, calorie controlled eating plant. The idea being that if you fill up on fibre you will be less inclined to overeat other food groups.

The diet sang the praises of carbohydrate lovers but we know its not a recipe for optimal health.

For more information look on http://www.dieting-review.com/fplan.htm

Thursday, 26 May 2011

THE LEMONADE DIET...

Another diet used by the celebrities which was developed in 1941 by US naturpath Stanley Burroughs. Its popularity soared when Beyonce told Oprah that she used it to lose one and a half stone.

For ten days, you drink only a detoxifying cocktail of maple syrup, lemon juice, filtered hot water and cayenne pepper.

The lemon juice is said to loosen waste while cayenne pepper speeds metabolism and increases blood flow to the area to be 'detoxified'. The maple syrup provides much needed energy to follow this diet.

http://www.geocities.co.jp/Beautycare-Venus/2032/english/master_cleanser.html

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

THE SUGAR BUSTERS DIET...

The Sugar Busters diet developed by H. Leighton Steward is based on the belief that high levels of insulin, caused by eating cakes, sweets and fizzy drinks and others foods, will encourage the body to store fat.

The Sugar Busters Diet was made famous in New Orleans when it sold 100,000 copies by word of mouth alone. It is essentially a diet which eliminates sources of sugar and other high glycemic carbohydrates, in order to lower insulin in the blood.

http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/b/2007/01/22/the-sugar-busters-diet-plan.htm

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - NUTS, NUTS AND MORE NUTS...

Studies say nuts can promote weight loss and improve cholesterol, eat in moderation. The best ones are walnuts, pecans, peanuts, hazelnuts, shelled pistachios and macadamias.
1oz (30) peanuts = 170 cals
1oz (30)honey roasted peanuts = 150 cals
1oz (24) almonds = 160 cals
1oz (14) walnuts = 180 cals
1oz (47) pistachios = 170 cals
1oz (20) cashews = 170 cals
1oz (20 halves) pecans = 190 cals

Sunday, 22 May 2011

HOW TO SAVE 100 CALORIES...

How to save 100 calories -

Swap a croissant with butter and jam for a slice of toast with low fat butter and marmalade.

Swap a met samosa for two onion bhajis.

Go fishing, bowling or golf for half an hour to burn up 100 calories.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - MOW YOUR LAWN...

Mow your lawn for 30 minutes to burn up some calories...

Lawn Mowing- Power 120 calories
Lawn Mowing- Push - 150 -200 calories

WEIGHT LOSS TIP FOR A FLATTER STOMACH...

To reduce the amount you eat use smaller dishes or dim the lights as this makes you want to eat less.

Drink plenty of water to keep food moving and your stomach flat, you body will retain water.

Avoid over eating as this can cause bloating. Eat little and often if you want a flatter stomach.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

SUGAR IN YOUR DIET...

In the 1887-1890 Century the average consumption of sugar was only about 5lbs per person per year!

Cardiovascular disease and cancer was virtually unknown in the early 1900's. Now our sugar consumption has increased to 135lbs per person per year.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

THE HAY DIET...

The Hay Diet was devised by Dr. William Hay, in the early 1920's.

The Hay Diet plan was generally a healthy-eating plan which had the added benefit of stimulating weight loss.

It's main principle is that certain food types, such as proteins and carbohydrates, should not be consumed simultaneously, as different foods require different conditions in order to be properley digested.

http://www.diet.com/g/hay-diet

Monday, 16 May 2011

EATING CARBS TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT...

Some of the best cards to eat which can help you lose weight are rye bread, beans and lentils, barley, brown rice, peas, polenta and low fat crisps which should actually cover around a quarter of your plate at each meal.

If you want some pasta then cook it 'al dente' which will make it easier to digest.

More good carbs are cornflakes, puffed wheat, Ryvita and crispbreads.

Bananas as the best line in fruit but also berries can be eaten.

NEVER skip meals, eat regularly for this diet to work.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - CLEAN YOUR TEETH...

Brush your teeth after eating your evening meal. That way you will stop thinking about raiding the pantry but instead think its nearly bed time.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - CUT CALORIES...

According to the US Agricultural Research Service, cutting your calorie intake by just 10% can give your immune system a major boost, and you will lose weight as well. Volunteers who ate 10% fewer calories over six months showed significant improvements in the functioning of their immune system.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Thursday, 12 May 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - CALORIE CUTTING...

According to the US Agricultural Research Service, cutting your calorie intake by just 10% can give your immune system a major boost, and you will lose weight as well. Volunteers who ate 10% fewer calories over six months showed significant improvements in the functioning of their immune system.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP ... ACAIBERRY

Cleanse your body of harmful impurities by using fruits such as acaiberry. Harmful chemicals that are ingested add layers of fat to our body as well as clog our organs.

THE DIET CHEF...

THE DIET CHEF...

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack from only £5.57 a day.

With calorie-controlled meals delivered to your door, Diet Chef makes it easy to lose weight. The chef prepared meals are for your breakfast, lunch and dinner and also a snack every day.

Look at www.dietchef.co.uk for more details

Sunday, 8 May 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - SPEED UP YOUR WEIGHT LOSS...

Speed up weight loss by interval training – speeding up every so often when you work out does wonders for your shape and saves time at the gym and will help to speed up your weight loss.

THE ATKINS DIET...

THE ATKINS DIET...

Dr. Robert Atkins, http://ukatkins.com is one of the most famous diet plans which consists of high protein, and low carboydrates.

The theory behind the diet is that when the intake of carboydate foods such as potatoes, pasta and bread is drasticaly reduced, the body is forced to find an alternative source of energy.

Atkins teaches you to eat the right foods to keep your body burning fat, no matter how busy you are. So you can stick with your program at work, at home, on vacation, when you're eating out, wherever you are. Why? Because you're choosing the right foods, not eating expensive, pre-made diet meals

Atkins is more enjoyable, easier, less expensive and more flexible too.
It's backed by science and consumer success stories - Over 50 studies support the science behind Atkins. In fact, we have all sorts of research on this site as well as story after story written by people who've been on Atkins.

Friday, 6 May 2011

THE BLOOD TYPE DIET...

The blood type diet, created by Dr. Peter J D'Adamo focuses on the relationship between what you and your blood group,'eat right for your type'.

They feel that blood groups react differently to different foods and also each is intolerant to specific foods.

Food intolerance can also increase the likelyhood of weight gain and also foods that are different to digest,for instance pastas, cakes, pastries and artificial sugars.

http://www.dadamo.com/ there is lots of information on the web site.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - OPT FOR LOWER-FAT

To lose pounds, opt for lower-fat foods but count the calories, sticking to around 1,500 calories a day which should help most women lose at least 1lb a week.

To lose pounds, opt for lower-fat foods but count the calories, sticking to around 1,500 calories a day which should help most women lose at least 1lb a week.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

DR. STUARTS SLIM PLUS TEA...

Great for that bloated feeling and is believed to suppress the appetite.

An delicious herbal infusion which has fennel, dandelion, linden and galangal root.

Available from most Health Shops

NO GIMMICKS WEIGHT LOSS GROUP...

No gimmicks weight loss group is an online group formed within the daily strength website, www.dailystrength.org/groups

It was formed for those who are losing or looking to lose weight the healthy way through exercise and cutting calories.

They say, “We are all about making a lifestyle change instead of 'dieting”.

Monday, 2 May 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP...

Drink a large glass of water before breakfast or lunch as this could reduce your calorie consumption by 13%.

THE CATABOLIC DIET

They say “The Diet that works three times faster than starvation!"
The diet is based on over one hundred foods that require more calories to digest than the actual caloric value of the food. They say that this will burn up stored fat from your own body.

"A 300 calorie piece of cake may require 50 calories to be digested resulting in a net gain of 250 calories to be added to your fat storage."

Apparently diets based on catabolic foods result in staggering weight losses of pure fat from the body. The results are sensational. As the doctor said, "the diet works three times faster than starvation!"

To find out more take a look at their website http://www.catabolic.com/

WEIGHT LOSS TIP...

Saving 100 calories can lose you 10lbs in weight over one year.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Friday, 29 April 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - AEROBIC DANCING...

195 calories can be burned up by doing 30 minutes of aerobic dancing.

THE GO LOWER DIET...

THE GO LOWER DIET...

The Go Lower diet is a high protein, low carbohydrate four month weight loss programme that claims you can lose up to three stones!! They say that their reason for this claim is that by cutting back on carbohydrates the body goes into ketosis, which is the state in which stored fat is burned and converted into energy.

They say that it 'triggers the body’s natural fat-burning process, using just real food
No shakes, no meal replacements.
Supportive and personal
Because losing weight is so much harder on your own, we provide on-to-one support from our team of motivational and nutrition experts. They provide support and expertise throughout your programme.
go lower is unique by offering one to one nutritionist support .
Sustainable
because we only use real food, we are able to retrain your taste buds and change your relationship with food to ensure you'll keep the inches off for life.
With no need for gym, meetings or lectures, go lower gives you a fast, sustained inch and weight loss solution.

The cost is £960 for 16 weeks and you can find out more about this diet on www.golower.co.uk

Thursday, 28 April 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - SLEEP...

Sleep more – sleeping an extra hour at night could help you drop 14 pounds in a year.

THE TEN DAY BRAIN BALANCE DIET...

THE TEN DAY BRAIN BALANCE DIET...

The ten day Brain Balance is from Pure Package which aims to boost brain power, improve mood and avoid energy lows with its balance of proteins, complex carbohydrates, essential fats and antioxidants. It's all about portion control with the right foods.


Their principles are:
Fresh & balanced
Convenience with a conscience
Yummy guilt-free grazing
Guidance to reach your goals
Healthy & wholesome
Nutritional know-how
All of our programmes are ideal for those looking to feel healthier and fitter.

It's not really a diet for losing lots of weight on but its aim is to boost your brain power rather than lose the weight. The cost is £399.50 for ten days and more details can be found on their website www.purepackage.com

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - CUT DOWN ON PROTEIN...

Cut down the portion of protein you normally eat and aim for a much larger serving of vegetables and salads which could help you lose up to 2lbs a week.

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - DRIVE YOUR CAR

Thirty minutes of driving your car can help you to burn 50 calories.

CYBERDIET'S/ EDIETS FORUMS AND BULLETIN BOARDS...

Cyberdiets forum is a website for dieters

It has free diet profiles, recipes, and tips. You can have your own homepage and weekly plan.

They are great places to ask questions, maybe find a weight loss partner for support and to share your success stories.

www.cyberdiet.com/messages

Another good one is the Ediets bulletin boards.

This one also has free diet profiles, online diet plans, weight loss store which is full of Vitamins and supplements, DVD's, Books and CD's as well as Yoga and Pilates Training.

They also have meal delivery diet plans.

www.ediets.com

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP FOR A FLAT TUMMY...

To help keep a flat tummy, take a pro biotic capsule to help maintain a healthy balance in your gut, boost digestion and ease bloating.

THE BODYCHEF'S LOW-GI PROGRAMME FOR WEIGHT LOSS...

The Bodychef's low GI diet programme comprises of foods that are digested slowly, leaving you feeling fuller longer and less likely to snack. The meals are ready-made, delivered to your door and it states you can lose up to a stone in a month.

There are some tasty dishes including porridge and sultanas for breakfast, and hummus, oatcakes and tomatoes for lunch.

Reviews on this date call it 'the easiest diet you will ever do'. The cost is £125 a week and you can find out more details on their website www.bodychef.com

Their website is extremely good with a choice of 3,4,5 or 7 day weight loss plans. It has an abundance of information on weight loss with lots of competitions. I found it very informative.

Monday, 25 April 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - HOW TO BEAT SUGAR CRAVINGS

Beat sugar cravings by drinking green tea or iced water with a lemon slice. It is a great way to kill a longing for sugar, as are chewing sugar free gum and mints.

THE SOULMATE DIET...

The Soulmate diet promises tasty, varied meals that limit your saturated fat, salt and sugar intake. They have weight loss and detoxing plans.

They say that it is a nutritionally sound diet with good sources of amino acids (from protein), essential fatty acids (from salmon), and vitamins and minerals (from vegetables). It is also quite high in carbohydrates (rice, smoothies, scones) which means it is less likely to lower insulin levels.

The cost is from £25 a day and for more information look on their website, www.soulmatelifestyle.com

Sunday, 24 April 2011

NOSH DETOX DIET...

The nosh detox diet focuses on cleansing your system to help you lose weight.

It's signature programme is ABC (Alkalise, Balance and Cleanse) and is a juice-only diet before 4pm, then fat, sugar and wheat free foods for dinner.

The juices are fruit based and some of the meals included prawn salad or wheat free pasta with tomato sauce.

The cost is £32.95 a day based on six weeks, which includes VAT and delivery. For more information check out their website www.noshdetoxdelivery.com They recommend that you do the Juice Fast for six days, the Nosh Diet for 10+ days, and the ABC for 6+ days. The website is full of information and sample menus.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - AVOID EASTER EGGS...

They say that the average child will eat so many Easter Eggs that they will amount to 12,000 calories – the equivalent of a week’s food – which would require 90km (56 miles) of running to burn off, research by Kennedy’s Confection magazine has found

Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/860828-children-to-scoff-12-000-calories-in-easter-eggs#ixzz1KC65ebqU

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - BURN UP 100 CALORIES...

A daily jog of just 10 minutes can burn up 100 calories.

14 minutes of power walking can burn up 100 calories.

A half hour round of golf can burn up 100 calories.

A half hour of bowling can burn up 100 calories.

Monday, 18 April 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - CAFFEINE...

Up your caffeine intake to take advantage of its diuretic effects but don't go over board with it.

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - GARDENING...

You can lose between 150-200 calories for half an hours gardening, so get out in this gorgeous weather and lose some calories while gardening.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - CINNAMON...

Cinnamon is a great addition to your diet as it lowers blood sugar levels. They suggest you only have one teaspoon a day, as excessive amounts can result in liver problems.

Another way on how Cinnamon can help weight loss is in reducing your appetite, studies reveal a decrease in the cravings of people who take cinnamon as part of their regular meals.

You can also buy cinnamon and honey tea.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - SWAP YOUR CHOCOLATE BARS...

Swap a Mint Aero bar for a Naked Cocoa Mint Bar – The Aero is 256 cals and the Naked bar is 135 calories.

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - WALK THE DOG...

If you can walk your dog, come rain or shine for 20 minutes you will burn up 100 cals, two 20 minute walks a day equates to 200 cals, over a year that's 1.5 stone !!!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

IT'S TRUE...

“It's strange but true. Fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing.”

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - SAVE 100 calories

By swapping a bacon sandwich (2 slices of bread, 2 rashers of grilled streaky bacon) for a poached egg on toast with butter, you can save 100 calories.

By swapping 70g granola with 200ml semi-skimmed milk for a bowl of Nestle Oats and More (50g) with 200 ml skimmed milk, you can save 100 calories.

By swapping a chicken and mushroom pie (210g) for a spinach and ricotta quiche (210g) you can save 100 calories.

Monday, 11 April 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - BURN 100 CALORIES IN 9 MINUTES

If you can't get out then going up and down the stairs is a massive calorie burner, so make it your mission to go up and down the stairs as often as possible, you can burn up 100 calories in 9 minutes.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Saturday, 9 April 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIP - BOUNCE AWAY THE CALORIES...

BOUNCE AWAY YOUR CALORIES...

They say that if you bounce twenty minutes twice a day, it will work every muscle in your body and help you to burn up around 200 calories in 30 minutes which is apparently more than you would burn up if you were jogging.

Bouncer/ Trampolines are available from www.juicemaster.com and www.supertramp.co.uk

Friday, 8 April 2011

DIET TIP - DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY TO WEIGHT LOSS ...

With the weekend upon us many of you will probably be going out for a meal and some younger ones then going onto a night club.

Well, if you have over indulged a bit during your meal you have no need to worry as dancing can burn up 130 calories if you dance for half an hour.

So go on get some boogying done this weekend be it in a night club or in your own home.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

WEIGHT LOSS WITHOUT ACTUALLY GOING ON A DIET...

Sorry I have been unable to write my blogs over the last couple of months but my Dad collapsed in January due to a heart condition and caring for step mum who has dementia.

It's taken the last two months to get mum sorted in a care home and rearrange dads flat to now suite his needs.

He is to have a pacemaker put in some time this month, Mum is settled although had a bad fall last week and banged her head and they have found a small tumour in her brain but they are not going to operate as they think it should be left alone.

My life, dads life and mums has changed considerably over the last couple of months and mine and dads will not be back to our usual routine until he has the operation and is recovered from it.

The problem is that he is 100 miles away from me so therefore I am back and forth trying to sort things out. We have changed his second bedroom which he was using as a study back to a second bedroom for me and my husband so that should make things a little easier. Especially as I have major problems with my back and need to rest every afternoon which I was not doing while commuting back and forth.

I obviously stopped going to Weight Watchers and gained a few pounds from when I first started but have rejoined again now.

I have lost a pound and a half for the last two weeks and can honestly say that I have not felt as if I have been on a diet at all. During the last couple of months of caring for Dad I have had loads of magazines to read and have been slowly making a note of diet tips I have read here there and everywhere and some of them are definitely working.

So, instead of you following me losing weight on a weight watchers diet I plan to post as often as I can with tips to help you lose weight without actually dieting. I am trying to get one for every day of the year so keep reading my blog for updates.

Thank you for following me during my large gap in writing on the blog.

Friday, 21 January 2011

EASY LOW CALORIE ETON MESS RECIPE...

Ingredients

4 Meringue nests, crushed
Medium Carton of Low Fat crème fresh
1 Tablespoon Lite Sugar
9oz/255g Strawberries
A few drops of vanilla essence


Method

Crush the meringue nests and place in a large bowl.
Cut the strawberries into quarters and sprinkle with vanilla and sugar
Add to meringue nests mixture
Fold in 4 heaped tablespoons of crème fresh
Serve in glass bowls

SOME MORE GREAT WEIGHT LOSS TIPS...

Drink two glasses of milk a day + a vitamin D supplement for a weight loss boost

Buy yourself The Diet Plate from www.slimmingplate.co.uk which marks out how much carbs, proteins, veg and sauxes you should eat.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

WEIGHT WATCHER WEEK TWO...

It was week two weigh in today and I am delighted to say I have lost another 2.5lbs so I am chuffed to bits. 5lbs off towards my stone for my holidays.

Love the new Weight Watchers Pro Points system, it means you can have a little bit of what you fancy. I'd recommend it to anyone who hasn't tried it and wants to lose some weight.

ANY EXCUSE TO GET OUT OF EXERCISING...

Does the handle on my recliner not qualify as an exercise machine?

ANOTHER REASON WHY I CANNOT LOSE WEIGHT...

'I have metal fillings in my teeth. My refrigerator magnets keep pulling me into the kitchen. That's why I can't lose weight'.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

FANTASTIC APP FOR SWIMMERS...

SPLASHPATH – FREE -The best app for swimmers, this allows you to locate public and private pools, access timetables, sign up to swimming challenges and log your swims. It has a brilliant tab which identifies your nearest public and private pools and allows you to check timetables.

FIRST WEEK ON WEIGHT WATCHERS A SUCCESS...

I had my first weigh in today after a week on weight watchers and was very pleased to be told that I had lost 2.5lbs.

I know some people would like to lose more and some do lose a lot more but I'm better ticking along with 2 – 3lbs a week then it will stay off. I have also not been in the least bit hungry.

Because I wasn't 100% sure that I had worked the points out correctly with the wheel in the starter pack I bought the weight watchers calculator today.

Its very easy to use and wish I had bought it last week after finding out that a number of the foods I had eaten were the wrong points. All should have been higher and none lower (just typical) but I think as I had not used much of my extra points up it must have balanced out one way or another.

All in all I am happy with my loss and would absolutely love it to continue this way.

Monday, 10 January 2011

SPORTS TRACKER APP TO HELP YOUR WEIGHT LOSS...

SPORTS TRACKER -FREE -It turns your phone into a GPS sports computer, and can tell you everything you need to know, from how many calories you've burned to what your cycling, walking or running speed was at the end of a workout. It also offers maps, distance calculators and a step count, and even monitor your heart rate if you have a compatible monitor and it also logs all the data in a diary for you. Brilliant.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

WEIGHT WATCHERS NEW PRO POINTS DIET DAY FIVE...

Well, so far so good...

I've not checked if I have lost any weight yet as I could be put off the diet if I had lost nothing, or become a bit complacent if I found I had lost a bit so, I think I will wait until the weigh in on Wednesday.

I'm still struggling with the points wheel and I had a chat with my consultant about it and she said the only way that we will find out whether I have done it right is by my weight loss at the end of the week.

I will be gutted if I have it wrong, I've kept all the packages to take with me on Wednesday just in case. But, fingers crossed, so far so good.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

WEIGHT WATCHERS NEW PROPOINTS PLAN...

Well today I joined our local Weight Watchers group in order to try out the new ProPoints plan. The difference to their other plan is it takes into account how protein, carbohydrates, fat and fibre are processed by your body instead of the dreaded calorie counting.

Basically every food and drink is assigned a ProPoints value. It takes into account the way your body processes the nutrients in food, to give you a more accurate measurement of the calories available to your body, after you have eaten it.

There's more room for a real life with the ProPoints as fresh and frozen fruit are free and most vegetables. All the points from the old system are completely different from the new system so even if you bought a Weight Watchers meal you would have to use your calculator to work out the new points until all the products have been redesigned with the new points on them.

It's going to take a few days to get my head round it so I will come back and blog when I understand it completely but there is a lot more freedom with the diet this time, which is a real plus

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

THE GI DIET - THE QUESTION IS DOES IT WORK?...

GI stand for Glycemic Index and is a measure of the impact of food in your blood sugar. The diet focuses on the way in which different foods affect low sugar levels.

Basically, when blood sugar increases, insulin levels in the body are elevated, and as a result, the body doesn't burn fat. This is what the GI diet plan attempts to minimise.

On the GI diet there are no foods that you can't eat but the secret ie eating more low GI foods rather than high GI foods.

Some examples of low GI foods are Al Bran and Porridge, Soya and Linseed bread, cabbage and carrots and some examples of high GI foods opposite the above are Cornflakes, Bagels, and Parsnips.

Really the only way you can get your head around this diet is either to download some of the details on the website www.the-gi-diet.org or buy one of the diet books. One highly rated book is by Antony Worral Thompson simply titled 'GI Diet'.

I'd be really interested to hear anyone who has been on this diet as looking at it, once you understood the plan and fill your cupboards with low GI foods then you should by all rights find weight dropping off.

Monday, 3 January 2011

YET ANOTHER WEIGHT LOSS TIP...

If your watching your fat intake but crave take-away curry then buy it but leave it to cool and place in the fridge then simply skim the fat off the top of it.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

DIETS – LOVE THEM OR HATE THEM...

You only have to open the papers and magazines today and you will find diet after diet, after diet being advertised.

The question is which one do you choose? The most popular, the online one, the diet club? And why are they all so different when you are also told that its only a case of cutting down your calories to lose weight?

It's quite confusing really so I am going to review some of the interesting ones for you starting with 'The Dukan Diet'.

Apparently this is the UK's best selling diet book, based on a protein focused weight loss regime. It has four million followers in 32 countries. The French GP Pierre Dukan's diet is used by the rich and famous and has certainly made him rich after it has already sold a quarter of a million copies.

It has four stages to the diet which starts with two to four days of only eating protein (eggs, meat, fish and certain dairy). Vegetables are the enemy and only introduced on alternate days. You can eat fruit, bread, cereals and starchy foods and 'two' 'whatever you want' meals a week.

But, unlike Atkins the Dukan diet allows lean meats and low far dairy. Bread is made by yourself with the recipe for it in his book which can be made in your microwave in five minutes.

The Dukan Diet Hoddar & Stoughton – I must admit this really does sound interesting but as I am joining Weight Watchers on Wednesday I had better give that a go first.