Do you find yourself eating or craving sweet things mid-morning? Do you have to have that 10am snack? Is your handbag full of ‘naughty’ snacks?!
Eating a good breakfast is key to helping reduce the urge to snack on sweet things or high carbs mid-morning. In fact, did you know that your body works hard even while you are sleeping?
When it comes to losing weight, one of the first things to consider is increasing the amount of water you are drinking daily, especially if this is less than 2 litres. It is recommended to drink 2 litres of water day.
Water helps to maintain a healthy metabolism. Water makes up just over two-thirds of the healthy human body. If one does not drink enough water, the liver has to work harder when breaking down toxins, making it less effective in burning fat.
Regulating blood sugar levels can be key to successful weight loss and weight maintenance. Our blood sugar levels can be under constant pressure as a result of our diet and lifestyle. Keeping them balanced is important but not always easy!
Are we getting too fat?
Scientific research shows that we are getting more obese as a nation and faster! While 100 years ago the main social problems were poverty and under-nourishment, now we are faced with the exact opposite! Our lifestyles directly impact on our weight.
According to recent information from the Government-supported Health & Social Care Information Centre, there has been a 10% increase in obese women over the last 10 years.
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