Fast track to better health and a better body for 2018
Get rid of your Christmas belly and boost your immune system
Crash diets aren't the best way to shift the Christmas pounds! Losing weight and getting fit are normally high on our New Year's resolutions, BUT you are going to have to be much more conscious about your food choices if you want to lose weight and stay healthy!
Say no to fad diets
The problem with faddy diets is that you can end depriving your body of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients – all of which are important for a healthy immune system. Restricting food groups may also lead to nutritional deficiencies, cravings, hunger and food binges. Calorie restricted diets encourage the body into "starvation" mode, meaning the body clings onto the calories that are consumed by protecting fat stores and using lean body tissue as a source of fuel, this is why you can often experience yo-yo weight gain once you stop the diet.
Superfoods for a super you!
The healthiest way to lose weight is to let the body use up its stores of fat by reducing the amount of calories consumed and increasing levels of activity over time. However, the key is to avoid becoming obsessed with calorie counting and focus on foods that properly nourish your body. Including plenty of healthy raw smoothies and cold pressed vegetable juices or jusmoothies (cold pressed juices blended with lots of whole vegetables and/or fruits for the added fibre factor) are the perfect way to achieve lots of essential nutrients without eating unnecessary calories.
One way to make your juices, smoothies and jusmoothies even more healthy is to add in a spoonful of powdered superfoods and there are plenty of pre-blended powders to choose from.
I am particularly interested in a new product from BetterYou called TotalNutrition - an organic raw food formula containing pre-sprouted barley, apple (whole), flaxseed, barley grass, quinoa, spirulina, bilberry, carrot, turmeric and kelp – a couple of spoonfuls of this a day and I recon I’ll get my health on track ready to resist the meanest of winter viruses! And hopefully I’ll lose my mince pie belly along the way! I’ll keep you posted with the smoothies, drinks and ingenious nibbles that I’ve created using this very clever powder via twitter @sperrydebice… Or feel free to post your ideas over to me to try out!
TotalNutrition costs £15.30 and is available from independent retailers and www.betteryou.com.