As seen on ITV's The Fast Fix: Diabetes – Author of A Darker Shade of Blue, It's Not Rocket Science Reverse Your Type 2 Diabetes and Become A Better Version Of Yourself and others. Tracey is also a Reflexologist, Aromatherapist, Reiki Practitioner, founder of Harrogate Black Dog (a support group for people struggling with mental health), and artist.
What a year we have all had. Lockdown with double pneumonia and COVID, sadly my sister has just been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and I have a lump and have been referred to gynecology. So this year hasn’t been the best. Like many people also there has been a lot of comfort eating during the lockdown and with everything else. With regards to my health the chances are I may have to have a full hysterectomy so I need to get myself as healthy as I can before that happens. So the Exante 100 days to Christmas challenge couldn’t have happened at a better time.
Exante 100 days to Christmas challenge
So as it is 100 days to Christmas (can’t believe it) I have to make a commitment for the challenge. For me, it is dropping a dress size (or even 2) and getting healthier in readiness for surgery. I have managed to put back on all the weight I had got rid of previously but I know I’m not the only one struggling with this.
We have all been under so much stress and anxiety and as a result a lot of us have reverted back to old eating habits and comfort eating in general. So… Exante 100 days to Christmas challenge is just what I need. Also with 100 days left of this horrendous year, this is enough time to make a huge big change to your health ready for what will hopefully be a better year in 2021.
My Exante Diet Plan
So I am going back to my Fast Fix days because I know it works. It means I will be on 4 Exante products a day for at least 100 days. Not only will I lose inches and lbs but I will get back to my happy place and feel a lot healthier. I will be drinking plenty of water and also the Exante burst products. I will share with you my Exante journey but also the hysterectomy and also my extremely brave sister’s journey with Breast Cancer and hopefully, that will help people in similar situations.
So why not join me and get ready for 2021 and feeling and being a lot healthier. You can make such a huge difference in 100 days; so come on and hop onboard. You lucky things will also get to see a timelapse video at the end of my 100-day journey so you can watch me shrink before your eyes.
Also, remember you can claim 35% off of your shop with my code TRACEY35. Please click here to be forwarded to the Exante website.
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
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.
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!
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.