Here’s our top 5 Tips to Lose Weight and Gain Energy.
Well there are few brides or women even who are completely happy with their weight. Here is a few of our tried and tested top tips to help reduce bloating and feel better from the inside out.
1.) Firstly the white stuff… cut it out or at least down… Sugar is the biggest thief of energy in the long run, we all know the eventual drowsy feeling after a sugar filled snack. Replace biscuits and cakes with dates or prunes, raw cashew nuts, and raw brazil nuts. Far more filling, high in antioxidants so your skin will thank you for it too. If you add sugar to drinks try replacing with Agave syrup (from the Mexican Agave plant). Available in all health stores and supermarkets it is a good alternative, while not perfect it is far better than granulated sugar. Avoid artificial sweeteners at all costs, the downsides are too numerous to mention, but swelling and increased fat stored under the skin (adiposity) are two that we would all like to avoid.
2.) Pasta… is basically just flour and water.. yes there may be an egg or two in there but these will no doubt be of the battery variety – which we don’t need to get into right now. An excellent replacement in the form of a carbohydrate is brown rice, a much tastier and fibre filled variety of the stripped back white version. Another great alternative is the sweet potatoe, steamed and mashed it’s as close to comfort food as you can get. Steamed and mashed cauliflower is another great version.
3.) Chocolate… we don’t say give it up.. just give up the milk chocolate variety. It has so much sugar and milk that it barely qualifies the title chocolate. Instead swap to at least a 70% cocoa variety. Trust us you won’t be able to finish a bar – it’s so rich with chocolately taste. Obviously a little goes a long way so aim for no more than 2 or 3 squares a day.
4.) Wine… again it’s a switch .. forego the white and stick to red wine. Red wine contains one of the most powerful antioxidants, resveratrol, great for your heart and just maybe that’s how the French get away with eating so many high fat foods yet staying so slim. Again moderate consumption no guzzling advised !
5.) Last and definately not least, avoid eating after 6pm.. early I know, put to the test here we have found that even if you slip up with what you’ve eaten during the day once it’s before 6pm you might just get away with it. Giving your body a chance to digest the days food can’t be bad and sleeping on a full stomach does not a goods night sleep make !
These are all our own personal suggestions backed up by one of the best food books you can buy, The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth by Jonny Bowden.
Back soon with some more top tips !