It’s not long now and, like me, you’re probably well into getting things organised for Christmas. Are you finding that all those temptations are making it harder to keep your weight loss on track? Are you starting to drift away from your Lifestyle Plan?

It’s all too easy to take your eye off the ball at this time of year, particularly when you are out Christmas shopping. But just imagine how you’ll feel if you keep up the good work and all you’ve already achieved. Don’t let a little temptation get in your way!

You can do it, you know. The Slimtone Lifestyle Plan has everything you need to shift those unwanted pounds – and I’m with you every step of the way with answers to your questions, tips to make things easier and encouragement to help you get there.

Let’s have a look at how you can shape up for the festive season.

First of all, semi-starvation won’t help – it’ll just get you down. Instead of just thinking about losing weight, grab your Lifestyle Plan and highlight all your favourites. Get organised with your menu plan and sort out your shopping. Have a cooking session and make a selection of your favourite meals then freeze them. You’ll find it so convenient to have a meal ready whenever you need it.

Make up your Slimtone Soup too, (the recipe is on page 27 of the plan) it’s ideal as a snack or as a calorie-free starter before a meal. Take it to work in a soup flask to have with your packed lunch and you’ll have a really satisfying meal. And why not have a look at our new Slimtone Soup Book. It’s available in class and online (as an immediate download or as hard copy to be posted to you) and has lots of quick and easy soup recipes that are really tasty.

Next think about your portion size. If you guesstimate your portions instead of weighing them then you are NOT following the plan. Just the odd piece of cheese or chocolate or nibbling at the children’s leftovers have calories and they all count. Remember the Slimtone motto – Little Pickers Wear Bigger Knickers! C’mon now, no messing, no guessing!

Here’s something that lots of our members have to face up to – what I buy I eat! You’ll be able to resist those “Christmas biscuits and chocolates and cakes” much more easily if they are not in the house. Saying NO at the supermarket is much better than trying to be “strong” at home. How many of us have had to replace “goodies” that we have sneaked out of the Christmas stock? Leave buying them until the last minute – there’s always plenty in the shops, you know, they’re not going to sell out!

Exercise is important too, so fit in as much as you can. It doesn’t have to be anything too strenuous, walking is great exercise. Look at stairs in a new light; they are a BIG calorie-burner. Did you know that every time you walk up a flight of stairs you burn off around 11 calories per minute!
Combine exercise with your healthy eating plan and you’ll soon be surprised at how fit you’re feeling.

Let’s get going together and look forward to a fabulous Christmas and a fitter and healthier New Year!
Marie x