Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Easy Ways to Lose Weight; Have the Summer Holidays Left Your Clothes Feeling Tight? SARAH O'MEARA Asks Alex Buckley for Some Pain-Free Ways to Get Back into Shape

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Easy Ways to Lose Weight; Have the Summer Holidays Left Your Clothes Feeling Tight? SARAH O'MEARA Asks Alex Buckley for Some Pain-Free Ways to Get Back into Shape

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Byline: SARAH O' MEARA

ANNOYINGLY, just when favourite jeans become snug and your confidence the accompanying nos most diets ask you to giv things that make you happ food and booze. n your a little e takes edive, ve up y, like But according to author Alex B the moment we begin sacrificing lif pleasures, the more likely our poun ing quests will fail. Buckley, fe's little d-ditchneed "We're creatures of habit and make small and simple changes to we eat and behave," explains the a Ssh! Lose Weight in 20 Minutes. to the way author of Speaking from personal exp Buckley, who's neither a fitnes dietician nor a scientist, points might be better to accept you habits, and work around them. perience, ss guru, s out it ur own "I'm a fundamentally lazy who enjoys good food and dr doesn't want to lose those pl from life. But incorporating changes into our daily routi contribute to gradual but sig weight loss." y person rink and leasures g small ines can gnificant Setting grand diet targe disrupt your life are a rec failure, says Buckley. By minor adjustments, the wr more than three stone o course of a few months. ets that cipe for making riter lost ver the veryday ouette.

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So see what a little ev effort could do to your silhoDON'T MISS BREAKF really is the most important the day. Apart from anythin you eat breakfast, you'll hungry before lunch, m you'll be less likely to snacHAVE A BIG BOWL FOR LUNCH: After a low but filling lunch, you'll f hungry during the afterno won't be tempted by sugarySLOW SNACKING: Allow y a snack -but eat it slowly. The likel you're not that hungry at all, but are for a burst of energy or a sugar rush eat snacks quickly you'll want anot as soon as you've finished the first. more you practise eating slowly, L SOUP w-calorie feel less oon and treats. yourself ihood is looking h. If you ther one. So, the the less you'll be craving.GET BRUSHING: If you do fattening treat, such as chocolate your teeth afterwards. It'll stop yo have a e, brush ou from wanting more, and more. * SLOW DOWN: Eating slowly tricks the stomach into thinking it has had more food than it actually has, because it takes longer to finish the meal. Train yourself to eat more slowly. It really does work.

SERVE UP: When dishing up your food, arrange it on small plates. Not only will it look more attractive, but it will encourage you to eat less. Remember, quality over quantity. * SMALL CHANGES: Cut down on fat, carbohydrates and sugar, but don't cut them out entirely. Try taking the crust off your toast in the morning, cutting the fat off your bacon or having one and a half sugars in your tea rather than two. Little changes will make a big difference.

REDUCE THE BOOZE: Alcohol is very fattening, so drink small bottles of beer instead of large ones and use small wine glasses for that evening tipple. …

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