Warmer days are almost here which means the excuses to ‘comfort food’ eat are coming to an end. The onset of warm weather is the best time to overhaul eating habits and commit to change. Whether your goal is to eat better or lose weight, now is the time. Consider this your Spring cleaning checklist to get on track!
- Go Hard on Hydration: Water is vital for the mind, body and soul. It is the go-to Spring clean drink as it is refreshing, cleansing, and detoxifying. As the temperatures begin to climb outside, the body needs more water to function, as you will be losing more via sweat. Carry a water bottle with you EVERYWHERE. If you find it difficult to drink it (and you should be aiming for at least 1.5 litres per day) add some fresh mint and a squeeze of your favourite citrus fruits to your bottle – delicious!
- Say Goodbye to Sugar: Too much of the sweet stuff causes a ripple effective of health problems including obesity, type II diabetes, cancer and/or heart disease. Sugar is hidden in most packaged foods including cereals, snack bars (even healthy ones), biscuits, canned vegetables, dressings, sauces and fruit-flavoured yogurt to name a few. Replace processed foods with more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, raw seeds and nuts.
- Get Some Green on Your Plate: Leafy greens have powerful antioxidants and dietary fibre that are proven to aid in weight loss, de-bloating, digestion, detoxing and boosting immunity. If you have been not too good with your greens over winter, now is the time to up the ante. Aim for three to four cups daily. They will keep you satisfied and improve your energy!
- Visit Your Local Farmers’ Market: If you want to ‘clean up’ your diet, then there is no better motivation than checking out a local produce market. Stalls jammed packed with (usually) locally grown fruit and vege really gets you ‘in the mood’ to buy up and create some healthy meals. Not only will you save money (compared to buying supermarket priced fruit and vege), it will be fresher, contain less pesticides (or maybe none if you can buy organic) and you will be helping a local grower make a living. It’s a win-win.
The best way to get your Spring weight loss campaign is to call on the experts to help – and that is what we are! The Natural Way has been helping people to lose weight for over 35 years and we know that we can help you to achieve your ‘wildest’ weight loss dreams. Call The Natural Way on 1300 SLIMMER (1300754663) and make your FREE appointment to find out more about how The Natural Way can help you to look (and feel) fabulous this Summer.
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