Once your two week Hi-Taste, Lo-Fat eating plan is complete, there's no need to ditch this new lifestyle! Warburtons Nutritionist Fiona Hunter has prepared some top tips to help you keep up the good work after the 2 weks is complete and continue to make low fat choices.
1. Don't skip breakfast
your early morning meal should provide between 20-25% of your total calories and nutrients for the day. Scrambled eggs on toast is a good choice as eggs provide protein and a selection of vitamins and minerals
2. Choose low fat options
make sure your main meals include a good balance of lean/low fat protein (lean meat/fidh/low fat dairy products) which will help you feel full quicker and low fat carbs like bread, potatoes, rice and pasta and plenty of vegetables. Avoid deep fried food pastries particularly when eating out.
3. Don't cut out food groups
eating well is all about proportion. For example, the government Eastwell Plate recommends that a third of our calories each day come from starchy foods, such as bread, rice, potatoes or pasta.
4. Don't forget exercise
not only does exercise keep you fit, it also helps you stay mobile and supple. Walking is underrated as a form of exercise, but it's one of the easiest ways to get more actibity into your day and lose weight. Try to fit walking into yout routine by ditching the car for short journeys, walking all or part of your journey to work, getting off the bus or train one stop early and planning longer walks at the weekends. To reap the health benefits, aim to walk 10,000 steps a day, which can burn up tp 400 calories. To keep track of your walking, use a pedometer.
5. Remember that not all fat is bad
Unsaturated fats, such as those found in salmon, nuts, avocado and pears provide essential nutrition. Weight for weight fat contains twice as many calories and protein or carbohydrate so foods which contain a lot of fat also contain a lot of calories so choosing low-medium fat diet is the best way to reduce calorie intake.
Disclosure Policy: I received Warburtons hamper in order to take part and review the 2 week eating plan.