Your bikini blitz weekend!
Friday 23 July 2010
With all the will in the world, a busy week at work; after-office catch-ups with the girls; and endless rounds of laundry, errands and, well, telly, doth not a diet-friendly week make.
So, the weekend can, in fact, be the perfect opportunity to get your bikini blitz on track.
But before we tell you how, make sure you check out Closer Diets' Bikini Blitz plan - a six week low-cal meal plan that will help you lose weight at a faster rate than normal while still enjoying three main dishes and two snacks every day.
If you're looking to lose weight, Closer Diets offers 24/7 advice from experts, a personalised meal plan and guaranteed weight loss of at least 2lbs a week.
Super-fit celebs are always harping on about the virtues of getting enough sleep, so use this weekend as a chance to catch up on some zzzz’s.
Tiredness can contribute to weekend overeating. Recent research hints that sleep deprivation might cause metabolic changes that drive overeating and lack of appetite control.
So have a quiet night in on Friday, unset that alarm and think of Saturday morning’s extended kip as a health-booster. Duvet-time never felt so virtuous.
However, that Friday night in shouldn’t be an excuse for a Takeaway and a rom-com. Kick-start your bikini-bod weekend with a super healthy version of your favourite Friday night dinner.
Great options include making your own low-calorie pizza with pita bread, tomato paste, reduced fat cheese, ham or a can of tuna, tomato and capsicum, and grate some carrot over the top.
Although Chinese and Indian takeaways are renowned for their artery-busting fat content, a little home-tweaking can make them delicious yet saintly. Stir-fired veggies and boiled rice is quick and easy; and vegetable curries made with lots of spices rather than processed, fattening creamy sauces are delicious and packed with vitamins and minerals.
The chilli, garlic and onions in these dishes contain chemicals that can protect the body from many major and minor illnesses, including respiratory problems, heart disease, and infections. Just keep some mints on hand…
Instead of the usual Friday night on the tiles (and on the booze and cheesy chips…), re-create the party vibe at home by inviting your mates round for a high-energy dancing session in your very own living room. Crank up Lady GaGa and pull some shapes: dancing can burn as many calories as walking, swimming or riding a bike. With 1/2 hour of sustained dancing you can burn between 200 and 400 calories. But if you have to go out and get drunk, then check out how to minimise your hangover the next day here.
Click here to check out a bikini blitz plan for Saturday! And don't forget to check out what Closerdiets.com has to offer.
By Emily Gosling