LOSING weight is about changing lifestyle habits. An obvious place to start is by overhauling what you're eating for your three main meals, and then making sure the snacks in between are balanced and nutrient-dense. But what if you're doing that and still not seeing much progress? Well, it could be your choice of condiment that's to blame. If you're having a balanced meal but it's absolutely drowned in mayo, the chances are that you're consuming hundreds of calories without really realising it. Sophie Bertrand, Registered Associate Nutritionist at Rhitrition told The Sun: "Adding condiments to food can sometimes be the ‘make or break’ in regards to the meals flavour. "However, some condiments contain a lot of added sugar and some people may be mindful of this and therefore seek alternatives to mix up their sauces. "Simply adding a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkling some chilli flakes can be a great flavoursome addition to a dish. Olive oil is also an essential fat that … [Read more...] about Want to lose weight? The hidden calories in your favourite CONDIMENTS revealed…
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LEMON water is often hailed as the perfect way to start the day. Jennifer Aniston. Hilary Duff. Christie Brinkley - they're all supposed to massive fans of drinking a daily dose of lemon water. But what exactly does it do, and can it really help us to lose body fat?What exactly is lemon water? It's exactly what it says on the tin - it's hot water with lemon juice added in. There are no rules about how much lemon juice you add; you can slice up a bit of fruit and add it in or squeeze an entire lemon. Some people add the rind too. It's great for the skin Lemon water contains a load of vitamins Celebs and other wellness freaks drink it because it's supposed to lift your mood, energy levels, improve your immune system and your metabolism - helping you lose weight. Half a lemon contains 25 per cent of your recommended daily intake of the vitamin - which can help improve cardiovascular and eye health, as well as reducing our risk of things like stroke and cancer. Dr Sarah Brewer told The … [Read more...] about Drinking THIS before breakfast really can help you lose weight – and it helps banish spots too
Anyone who’s ever been on a diet will know just how hard it is to shed the pounds and keep them off.More than a quarter of UK adults are obese, and it’s estimated around 65% of women and 44% of men try to lose weight each year. Yet most – up to 80% – fail.To mark World Obesity Day, which aims to promote practical ways to end the global obesity crisis, experts from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) have outlined 6 different behaviours that could be preventing weight loss, or making you more likely to regain weight.1. Eating too much in the eveningThe body’s circadian rhythms – fluctuations in physiological functions throughout the day – play an important role in regulating the metabolism.Many of these rhythms peak in the morning, suggesting the body is better adapted to digesting and metabolising food earlier in the day.Therefore, if you eat more in the evenings, you’re less likely to lose weight than if you eat earlier. Dr Leonie … [Read more...] about On World Obesity Day: 6 reasons you’re not losing weight
You eat a healthy diet and try to squeeze in daily exercise, so why aren't you shifting the pounds? You may be surprised . . . 1.The ambience Whether it’s sitting in front of the TV or shovelling food in as you help the kids to eat, there are plenty of ways we can get into harmful eating habits. Nutritionist Lily Soutter (lilysoutter nutrition.com) said: “The atmosphere and environment in which we eat can play a huge role in determining how much we eat. “When we feel comfy and relaxed, we often linger at the dinner table longer and are more likely to order extra food.” Music can play a role, too. Lily added: “One interesting study showed that diners exposed to slow, soft and pleasant music stayed longer and spent an extra 41 per cent on drinks per table.” ■ Solution? Sit by the window or in a well-lit part of the restaurant and you’ll tend to order healthier foods, according to Dr Brian Wansink, author of Slim by Design: Mindless … [Read more...] about 12 ridiculous reasons you’re STILL not losing weight
WANT to lose weight and build muscle? This is how eating more protein could help you achieve your goals. By Laura Mitchell / Published 28th August 2018 GETTY HEALTHY: Eating lots of protein will help you lose weight and build muscle Protein is one of the most important nutrients because it is a component of every cell in the body. Hair and nails are mostly made of protein and your body uses protein to build and repair tissues.High protein, low carbohydrate diets have become big news in the fitness world in recent years.Not only is protein good for building muscle mass, it also helps you lose weight, because it makes you feel fuller for longer.Common sources of protein include meat and dairy, but there are some high-protein vegan alternatives too – including beans, soy and quinoa. 11 healthy sources of protein High-protein, low-carbohydrate diets are all the rage right now and for good reason 1 / 11 Getty Images Mixed beans and lentils … [Read more...] about High protein diet plan: How does it help you lose weight and build muscle?