How To Lose Weight Quickly And Safely

Exante Day 3 of 100 days to Christmas Challenge

So here we are on day 3 of 100 days to Christmas Exante Challenge.  Drum roll…. I’m feeling ok considering I’ve probably dropped my calorie intake by 1000 calories a day.    Yep, it shocked me too.  This is coming from the woman who wrote “it’s not rocket science”.  To be honest I’m kind of glad I’m in this position again as it shows I’m only human but we can make a difference when we put in the effort.

Yo-Yo Dieting

How many people have lost weight to gain it again?  We are all guilty of this.  I know where I have gone wrong so that is half the problem won.  I also know the right and wrong foods but I chose the wrong foods.  I mentioned in my last post the horrible things that have happened this year which has had an absolutely negative effect on my health.  You have to make lifelong changes.  You can not go on a diet lose all the weight then go back to eating the way you did before.  You have to make a serious change to your lifestyle.

The Secret Of Why Exante and VLCD diets work the best

The first reason Exante for me works better than the others such as Slimming World and Weight Watchers is that you get results fast and that seriously affects your motivation in a positive way.  Usually, with all diets on week one weigh-in, you lose a lot but the 7 days leading up to that is the most difficult.  But as soon as you see that lower number on the scales it becomes a whole lot easier.

6 Things To Do Before You Begin Your Diet

Take a photo – The first thing I suggest you do is to take a before photo.  Yes, it is going to look bloody awful (you wait until you see mine).  Do one from the front and one from the side preferably in your underwear or the same clothes every time.  For my challenge, I am taking a photo every day so that at the end of the 100 days I will post a timelapse video so you can watch me shrink before your eyes.  How lucky are you?

Measure – So following the photos find yourself a tape measure and take measurements.  This is because obviously when you reach your goal at the end of your weight loss journey you can see how many inches you have lost but also you will have weeks where you will lose inches and not weight which is completely normal.  So being able to see those losses and to look back can keep you on track.  This is so important believe me.

Write – I also suggest getting yourself a really nice A5 notebook or my Diet Journal which is on Amazon.co.uk.  Keep a record of what you eat each day, how you are feeling both emotionally and physically.  Put your weight and measurements in there.  I take my measurements every week just the once along with weighing.    Keeping a physical record is so very important to keep your motivation going.   You can also print off a photo of you at the beginning, 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks etc and stick it in your book.  Don’t worry no one has to see it but you but again but when you have a bad week if you are a visual person it helps to see how far you have come.

Diet Journal

Drink – You can also keep an eye on how much water you are drinking by making a note also.  Drinking plenty of water is key.  We are so bad at not drinking enough.  I have set several reminders on my phone to go off during the day to remind me to drink 500ml of water.  It just seems easier to do it that way.

Goal Setting – choosing a goal is a game-changer too.  You are going to have bad days we all do but if you have a goal and you think about that at times of difficulty it will help.  In fact, write your goal in your notebook.  Do you want to be healthier?  Do you want to fit in the little black dress at Christmas?  Are you going on holiday and want to feel more confident by the side of the pool?  Now for me I want to be healthier, I want to feel better inside and I want to feel more confident and improve my self-esteem, fit into a pair of jeans without the muffin top.  I remember how I felt when I lost weight before and I miss feeling like that hugely.

Visualise – visualising goes along with goal setting too.  You need to imagine yourself at your goal weight.  For me, I will envisage myself wearing my size 12 jeans and looking at my reflection in the mirror.  Make the image bright and colourful and see how amazing you look then step into that image and see how it feels, how good you feel.  While doing that make the tip of your middle finger touch the tip of your thumb making a circle.  If you do that every time you visualise you will eventually make a connection so that when you are going to reach for that biscuit if you do the finger thumb circle it will trigger your visualisation image.  You need to do it every day though.  It might be easier to just start your day with a visualistaion then use it during the day.

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So I hope today’s post, how to lose weight quickly and safely helped to prepare you for weight loss or to even keep you motivated.

Any questions please just ask away and don’t forget you can save 35% on your shop with Exante by using my code TRACEY35.

Tracey xXx

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