1. Ditch the coffee and tea
Who really likes those skinny lattes anyway? When you drink tea or coffee you're more than likely to have milk, which can be fattening (it all adds up). Start drinking green tea with a drop of lemon and agave nectar to taste (optional). Green tea is antioxidant rich with the added benefit of speeding up your metabolism and breaking down sugars whilst burning hundreds more calories a week. Drink it cold or hot and aim for 3-4 cups a day.
2. Use public transportation or walk
It's time to start using what our legs were made for. It's all too easy to be hop in your car and go from A to B in a flash with minimal effort. Unless its necessary, try to use public transport or cycle to work instead. This will maximise your chances of walking and climbing the thigh-toning stairs.
3. Make your own lunch and dinners
Take-away should be a treat and not something you indulge in all the time. Put your chef hat on and try some new recipes. It's always a good idea to spend a couple of hours on the weekend prepping breakfasts, lunches and dinners so that you can freeze them and store them away for the week. Your purse will thank you too!
P.S. This shouldn't mean your stuck eating bowls of steamed vegetables for the week. Cook anything you'd like, as long as it doesn't come in a frozen packet.
4.Get enough sleep
Studies show that those who are well rested are more likely to make wiser food choices during the day. Sleep deprived people consume 300 calories more a week than those who are well rested. If that isn't a good enough excuse to go to catch up on some Zzz's, we don't know what is!
5.Be weary when you eat with friends
Friends can encourage you to make the wrong decision about food and alcohol (which is packed full of calories). This is especially apparent at work, how many time has the 'office feeder' brought a box of doughnuts for everyone in the office to enjoy or offered you chocolate? Be wise in your acceptance of these daily treats and ask yourself if you really want them.
Try this healthy recipe for lunch or dinner: Mark Sargeant's vegetable stir-fry...
So are you going to incorporate some of these tips into your routine?
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