Summer Slimmer’s Club Guide Part I

On Waking; Try starting the day as you mean to go on. Enjoy a cup of warm water with a slice of lemon or a refreshing green energy tea to set you up.

Breakfast; Try a high fibre cereal with fruit and plain natural probiotic yoghurt or a smoothie packed full of fruit, enjoy both with low fat milk or why not try a diary free alternative!

Mid-Morning; For what is generally a coffee break consider changing to green tea or any herbal tea such as peppermint, ginger or dandelion. Enjoy with lemon or honey to taste. Better still why not add some fruit; an apple, pear or banana to help stop you from eating unhealthy snacks.

Lunch; If you like sandwiches make sure you use brown or any wholemeal breads and use butter, margarine or mayo sparingly. Always make your own as it’s a much healthier (and cheaper!) option than shop bought. Use as much fresh veg, tomatoes and egg whites as you like to fill up the sandwich as there is no point being hungry an hour later. Also, it counts towards one of you 5 a day. Home-made soups and salads are an excellent choice, use low fat and sugar free dressings’ making your own is always good. Be sure to use cheese and packet meats as little as possible as they are full of fat and high in salt. Instead try tuna or home cooked chicken or turkey.

Mid-Afternoon; Same as mid-morning. You could also try 2 unsalted rice cakes with sugar free peanut butter, small tub of probiotic yoghurt or 2 oatcakes thinly spread with sugar free jam.

Evening Meal; Choose dinners that are boiled, steamed, grilled or baked. Always have fresh veg as part of every dinner and don’t overcook them. Swap where possible white grains to brown and white potatoes for sweet potatoes. Keep red meat to twice a week and at least 2-3 portions of fish per week.

 

Good Luck!!!!!