SHAPE UP: These seven simple tips could give you the fitness boost you need
Many of us try to lose weight so we can look our best for these occasions – and luckily, it’s not too late to tone up.
We’ve got seven tips that will get you squeezing into your favourite LBDs in just a week.
Nutritionist Amie Richard, who works for BodyChef, revealed her top tips for the festive season.
Every morning, drink a mug of warm water with a chunk of fresh lemon and ginger in it.
This is great for digestion and shedding excesses water weight.
Don’t be tempted to skip meals in an effort to get that zip up.
The earlier you eat, the more time your body will have to burn off the calories.
Protein is your friend and will keep you feeling full, so try out poached eggs with smoked salmon on rye bread, organic porridge oats with Greek yoghurt and fruit or avocado with pumpkin seeds on sourdough toast.
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While there are plenty of delicious winter-themed coffees and hot chocs on the market, it may be best to give them a miss.
Sipping on one eggnogg latte could set you back a mighty 460 calories.
Simply cutting one of these drinks every day could make a huge difference.
It save you 3,500 calories a week, which is the equivalent of almost two days food.
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’Tis the season to eat and drink copious amounts… but life is all about balance.
If you fancy a couple of glasses of wine then you may want to forfeit the pudding or the starter.
5. Cut out carbs at dinner
Carbohydrates are an important part of our diet, so it’s never wise to restrict them completely.
The food type is great for the morning time, as it can be burned off throughout the day.
But having carbs in the evening can leave excess energy in your fat-cells, preventing you from toning up.