Tips - Food & Drink

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Don’t skip breakfast if you are trying to lose weight. Studies show that eating a proper breakfast is one of the most positive things you can do if you are trying to lose weight. Breakfast skippers tend to gain weight. A balanced breakfast includes fresh fruit or fruit juice, a high-fibre breakfast cereal, low-fat milk or yoghurt, wholewheat toast, and a boiled egg.

Measure your wine glasses

Measure the capacity of your wine glass at home. That way you will know exactly how many calories and how many units you are drinking.

Stop the Pop

A can of soft drink, on average, contains the equivalent of seven teaspoons of sugar - almost half your daily allowance. Cutting out at least one can of pop a day, and replacing it with water will reduce your sugar intake by 49 teaspoons in a week. There are 25 calories in a heaped teaspoon; so that would reduce your calorie intake by 1225 calories.

Curry for the feel good factor

Hot, spicy foods containing chillies or cayenne pepper trigger endorphins, the feel-good hormones. Endorphins have a powerful, almost narcotic, effect and make you feel good after exercising. Avoid creamy curries though if you are trying to lose weight as these are higher in fat than tomato or spinach based curries.

Take care at the cinema

A giant coke is almost 400 calories and a large box of sweet popcorn can be 1,800 calories
That's the equivalent of a curry & 2 beers & you'll hardly notice eating it!

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