Last week I spoke about taking time and I did - how about you?
I did crocheting in the evenings and on the weekend.
And I worked on a couple of mandalas. Here is one that I completed...
The days are so much shorter and the nights have recently got cooler. And it is so easy to let the grams creep in and on.
The next thing you know it is 31 August and you need to lose 5kgs by Spring!!!!
This does not have to be the case Not this year!
2018 can be a different year. You can even lose weight.
Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn't mean that the cms and kgs have got to stop.
4 Steps to Look Awesome by 31 August
1) Start Each Day with a Full Tank.
You don't drive all the way to Plett and then fill up with petrol. You fill up at the beginning of your trip and during the journey.
It is the same thing with your body.
Eat in the morning.
If eating is not your thing then drink your breakfast! It's quicker too.
Take a handful of frozen berries, 2 scoops of protein powder, a mix of milk, double cream yoghurt and water to make 300ml, a spoon of flaxseed and 5 almonds
Whizz it up and drink.
Whisk 2 eggs with a dash of milk, and add grated cheese. Pop into the microwave for 4 minutes at 80%
Boom! You're on your way.
By eating breakfast you start your day off with balanced blood sugar levels.
Eating regularly throughout the day will help to keep your metabolism working efficiently and your digestive system will be more comfortable.
2) Watch Your Drinks
The colder months make it so much easier to indulge in milky, creamy drinks. Who doesn't like a hot chai latte on a winter afternoon?
Or a hot chocolate on the sofa after supper?
I find that when I have a hot milky drink then I cannot help but indulge in the rusks or muffins or biscuits.
So not only does the chai latte have up to 8 teaspoons of sugar but it doesn't stop you wanting to eat too.
As a result... you take in more calories.
And really would you sit down in front of the sugar bowl and eat 8 teaspoons?
No, I didn't think so!
Instead choose herbal teas. There is a such a variety these days. I have discovered a lovely range by Carmien.
And you can make your regular rooibos more interesting with lemongrass stalks, ginger root and lemon slices.
3) Be Prepared
Set aside an evening a week to set yourself up.
Here's waht to pack for the office -
4) Get Enough Sleep
If you're getting less than 6 hours of sleep a night then you're 60% more likely to be overweight!
Tired people eat more.
Because two hormones linked to appetite regulation are altered.
Ghrelin and Leptin
Ghrelin stimulates hunger.
Leptin sends a message to your brain to say you're full and switches off your appetite. Less sleep means that you have higher levels of ghrelin. You're going to be hungrier.
Less sleep means that leptin will be lowered. You're not going to ever feel full and satisfied.
Plus a lack of sleep stimulates cravings for sweet, processed foods - think, muffins, cakes and chocolates.
Your goal is 7 - 9 hours of sleep. What time do you need to go to bed?
Let me know...
Now you have 4 steps.
Choose 1 step and get it working for you.
Add another step after a week.
In effect, you are layering new ways one step at a time.
This will have a greater impact on your health in the long term rather than trying to do all 4 steps immediately.
If you'd like help in getting this plan into action, set up a call with me here. I'd love to help you!