Tips on how to stick to your diet while working at home

Diets During Lockdown

Understandably the past couple of months have changed so many things and in so many ways. For anyone following a diet plan it has proved to be a bit more difficult so this blog post is all about sharing some tips on how to stick to your diet while working at home or from being in isolation which I have borrowed from Aimee Heeran.

Tips on how to stick to your diet while working at home

Flexible working from home has become more and more popular in the last few years. Working from home can be convenient as there is no commute, no office attire, and no office distractions! However, working from home does mean you are closer to your kitchen cupboards, and the temptation to snack or binge eat can be very strong.

The Exante diet plan is a simple and convenient diet plan that is perfect for those people who do regularly work from home! Why?

  • It’s a simple and convenient diet plan
  • Delivered directly to your door
  • It’s affordable
  • All the meal replacements contain 27 vitamins and minerals


Here are some top tips on how to stay on your diet plan whilst working from home:

Start The Day Off Right

Often how you start your day, can dictate the tone and mood for the rest of the day. Start your day with a coffee and an Exante porridge pot perhaps? Not only are there meal replacements filling but they will then curb your appetite for any mid-morning snacks, not to mention – all Exante products are delicious!  I quite often have a carrot cake bar for breakfast in three pieces with a cup of black tea with fresh lemon and ginger.

Start Your Day The Right Way

As previously mentioned all Exante meal replacements contain 27 Vitamins and Minerals, like Vitamin D and Iron?  The Exante meal replacements contain 27 vitamins and minerals so that each product provides you with 1/3 of your daily  NVR (Nutrient Reference Value).   This for me is a big relief as I have some chronic health problems so at least I know I am getting the correct amount of vitamins and minerals.

Set Times For Exercise And Moving Your Body

Just because you are working from home doesn’t mean you must be chained to your desk for 8-9 hours a day!  Set times for moving around, or going for a quick walk and fresh air around the block to get your heart pumping and your mind reactivated.  More often than not, if you are sat at your desk for hours and hours, you can start to feel tired as your heart rate slows down to the calm and quiet environment around you.

As your body and mind slow, you may feel fatigued, and we all know that reaching for a bar of chocolate is one quick fix for energy and endorphins.  However, another way to increase the levels of endorphins in your brain is a quick pleasant walk.   Even a 5-minute walk can reduce your blood sugar levels dramatically.

Avoid Buying High-Calorie Snacks At The Supermarket

If you know you are working from home for the next week, avoid buying those convenient however very calorific snacks to keep in your cupboard. Knowing they are there, and easy to get in your kitchen cupboard is a recipe for an over-indulging disaster.  Here are some low-calorie snack suggestions:

  • Carrot sticks (156g) and reduced-fat hummus (50g) is typically 164 calories
  • Gouda cheese (30g) and a small average apple (75g) is typically 145 calories.
  • Honeydew Melon (160g) and Wafer Thin Ham (40g) is typically 84 calories.
  • 0% Fat Greek Yoghurt (150g) and blueberries (50g) is typically 110 calories

Cut Bars Into Smaller Pieces

If you are following an Exante very low-calorie diet plan, then many people enjoy cutting up their bars into small easy to eat bites. Cutting them into small bites will extend the time it takes to eat them, and so you will feel fuller quicker! Give it a try!  – I love this piece of advice as mentioned I do this every morning with my first bar.   Some of the denser bars I keep in the fridge for me personally they taste better that way. 

Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Ensuring you are getting enough sleep at night is really important as it will impact your productivity and mood the following day.  Sleep is super important because this is the time our bodies restore and repair.

A lack of sleep can really impact your mood and make you feel low.  We all know feeling low can often lead to emotional eating, so ensuring you are getting enough rest every night is very important when it comes to staying motivated on your diet plan!

Drink Water And Stay Hydrated

People can very often mistake thirst for hunger,  and so ensure that wherever you choose to work from at home, your own desk, dining room, kitchen table, etc, ensure you always have a bottle of water beside you and ensure you are making an effort to always stay hydrated.  If you don’t like the taste of water that much, why not try our Exante water enhancers?  I personally love the cranberry water enhancer.

Deep Breathing And Meditation

Throughout your day, try some deep breathing exercises and meditation to realign yourself.  Often by working from home, we face many different challenges, for example, maybe a colleague isn’t understanding something you are trying to communicate to them via email?

Building up any form of anxiety or stress isn’t good for your mental well-being, and it can often lead to you trying to snack or eat unhealthy food as you are feeling so low or down.  Avoiding stress by putting your mental wellbeing first, can also mean you are less likely to binge eat.  Even if it just means, every now and then, taking a break for yourself!

If you are new to meditation you can get help with the great phone app Headspace and Calm to name but a few.  Alternatively, I have my own guided mediation in my shop which is currently £4.99.

The Diet Product That Is So Convenient

Exante meal replacements are not only delicious, but they are really convenient if you want to follow a very low-calorie diet plan, especially for those who want to lose weight fast and safely.

Not only are the Exante 800 or Exante 1200 diet plans really convenient, but you can have the Exante products delivered directly to your door which can save you time and hassle too with the option of next day delivery!  What are you waiting for?  I’ve just placed my order for more carrot cake bars as I know as soon as people taste them the stock levels will drop big time.  I always keep an Exante product in various places too and I have them in my handbag, sports bag, work drawer, kitchen, car glove box.  

I hope you found these tips helpful.  Also you can claim 35% off your order by using my code TRACEY35 You can find more motivation on my other pages both on Publications, Exante, and Motivational Quotes.  My next post I will be talking about the Exante Sip and the burst drink and about collagen.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone.  Stay safe.

Love

Tracey xXx

15 Questions For Coaching Yourself Through Weightloss

The Time Is Now

So life is different right now… no shit Sherlock!  Losing weight is never easy and some of you may be finding it even harder right now.  Weight loss is a constant battle for me but a big part of being successful is changing your mindset.  I hooked up yesterday with a group of Exante Ambassadors and together we are going to support each other to help you guys.  So this morning I have come up with 15 questions for coaching yourself through weight loss.

15 Questions For Coaching Yourself Through Weight Loss

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Below you will find the 15 questions for coaching yourself through weight loss.  I want you to read each one but not just glance at it but to get a pen and paper and write as much as you can and be as detailed as possible.  Read your answers several times and visualise your responses.

  1. Where do you most want to see a change in your life?
  2. When do you want to have achieved this by?
  3. If you achieved this what would it mean?
  4. What do you really want in an ideal world?
  5. How could you say your goal in just a few words? – words that make it exciting for you.
  6. How will you know when you have achieved it?
  7. What’s your gut telling you about this?
  8. Reflect on the times in your past when you’ve felt the most content.  What was happening?
  9. What does “success” mean to you?
  10. What do you need the most right now?
  11. What do you think is missing from your life?  Is there anything you yearn for?
  12. What are three things that would make the most difference in your life right now?
  13. What would your life look like if other people’s opinions wouldn’t matter?
  14. What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
  15. What would you do if money was no object?

Other Areas Of Your Life

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Now you can use these questions for other areas of your life because as I said there is more to losing weight than just reducing calories.  You need to tackle it from every angle.  For me, I’m a comfort eater so finding it difficult through these scary times.  One coping mechanism for me is support from other people in the same situation.  I will be going through lots of coping mechanisms moving forward.  So please feel free to subscribe so that you can read the posts as they get published.

The Exante Meal Replacement Diet

Chocolate and Orange Bar

For me, the Exante diet meal replacement shakes and bars are the easiest to use out there.  You can just grab a bar and go.  Shakes are so easy too as you just need to fill a shaker beaker with 200-300ml of cold water (out of the fridge – it makes a difference!) and shake.  The reason I have used 2 measurements is that some people prefer thinner shakes.   When I started my Exante journey I would use 300ml as I didn’t like thicker shakes, but now I’m at 200-250 ml and it is perfect.  So experiment until you find the right consistency for yourself.

Exante Products

There are various flavours so please don’t be put off by trying one and not liking it so you then give up.  I hated it to start with but that was using tap water.  The next one I used cold water from the fridge and it tasted like a different product – it was delicious.  Don’t buy 100 of something unless you have tasted it first.  I now have my handful of favourites and I’m more than happy with those.

I’d suggest if you are new to Exante that you buy a couple of each flavour so you can find your favourites and do the same with the bars.  People’s tastes are so different so much so just because someone said that they love the peanut butter bar and its the bee’s knees; you might not think the same – I know I didn’t!

Another good thing to consider the products contain all of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs which to me is a plus considering the current pandemic.

Dieting During Lockdown

One of the great things about starting your diet now with Exante you won’t be queuing up at the supermarket.  Everything gets delivered straight to your door; it doesn’t get easier than that.  I will talk more about the different products moving forward.

To visit the Exante website please click here

You can also receive a whopping 35% discount by using my code TRACEY35.

Please feel free to send me questions or leave comments about anything.  So what do you have to lose apart from weight?  What do you have to gain?

For a bit of inspiration and motivation please click here

Go through the questions again and answer honestly and get back into your own little zone and get your mojo back.

Love

Tracey xxx