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of us put on a few pounds at two key times
of the year – Christmas, and the great Summer
Hols. If you’ve piled on the weight after this
years holidays it might be a good idea to tackle
the problem over
the next few months – before the Christmas
food feast arrives!
But think seriously before you rush into
buying labels which claim to ‘make you
The only way that most weight-loss
tablets or aids can be effective is if you
use them in conjunction with a healthy
diet and lifestyle.
Certain products are slimming ‘aids’ and not ‘magic’
solutions. They can help you achieve your ideal
weight if taken as per the instructions, but you
do still need to do most of the work yourself.
This means that you need to eat a healthy balanced
diet and get plenty of exercise.
Some of the slimming Aids available are:
• Adios (£10.50 for 100 tablets)
This may help you control your appetite
by making you feel fuller for longer.
• Zotrim (approx £23 for 180 tablets)
could help reduce the tendency to snack.
It can help reduce your overall food intake.
• Slimthnl (approx £13.10 for 90ml)
is a different option. You can either
drink it on its own or add to your food
and drinks and can help you feel fuller
eat foods that are high in fat, salt or sugar.
If you increase your physical activity then
this can help prevent any excess calories turning
into body fat. Do something that’s enjoyable
– it doesn’t have to take long, you can walk
little but on a regular basis!
is no magic formula when it comes to weight
loss, it basically comes down to diet,
exercise and motivation. You shouldn’t
lose weight rapidly as it can be dangerous
to your health. Slimming Aids are out
there, but if you’re sensible you can
lose weight without using these.
It’s important to eat three meals a day,
breakfast being very important, so don’t
skip it! You should be having five portions
of fruit and veg a day too.
If you are very overweight, then there are weight
loss programmes that could help. These are led
by pharmacists and can help you achieve a greater
weight loss than with diet and exercise alone.
(Some Boots stores offer this).
game of rounder’s
or ice skating will not only keep the kids entertained
but will be good for you too! If you have a
dog, get them to be your walking companion.
Not only will the exercise do you good but ‘green’
exercise (that is outside and close to nature)
can actually improve your self-esteem and mood,
and could even reduce your blood pressure.
you do want to shape up then you don’t
have to fork out for a gym membership.
You can make small changes to your everyday
life that can really help. Walk more –
you can walk the stairs instead of taking
the lift or go for a stroll in your lunch
hour. You can do a fitness DVD in the
comfort of your own home without worrying
what you look like and it can fit around
your hours of work and lifestyle.
Choose activities that help you keep fit
but that are also enjoyable. If you have
children, go swimming together or a long
country bike ride. A
And if all else fails………….then learn to make
the most of what you’ve got!
Treat your dimply thighs to regular body brushes
Orange show that you are up for some fund and
pink will leave you feeling calm and tranquil.
your pale and pasty skin to fake tan (this
can make you appear slimmer). Treat your
hair to an intense conditioner and pop
on a face pack at the same time! A bit
of “me” time can work wonders. Just because
we had a terrible summer doesn’t mean
we have to be as drab, forget the greys,
browns and blacks that we usually wear
and wear something bright to lift your
mood with your outfit. Add a hint of colour
with that black suit as colours can really
effect our mood. Colour can create energy,
so when grey skies and rain surrounds
us, lift your mood and project some warmth
instead of hibernating away! Reds will
give you energy, warmth and a feeling
of strength. Yellow can make you feel