The GLORIOUS! guide to getting holiday ready…
1. Eat Breakfast
Studies show eating a healthy breakfast is a brilliant way to start the day as not only does it help maintain concentration levels at work, it will also keep you full so you’re less likely to reach for unhealthy snacks. Amy Walker, brand manager at MOMA Foods commented: “Eating a proper breakfast at your desk when you get to work gives you the fuel and energy you need to help you take on the day and win! Oats are one of nature’s best ingredients to break the fast with each morning as they’re packed with goodness and slow release energy. Instant porridge such as MOMA ensures you have a delicious, balanced and super easy start to the day.”
2. Stand up to get slim
Personal trainer Jenny Cromack from Motiv8 said sitting down for long periods may slow your weight loss. She commented: “It’s a great idea to set an alarm to remind you to stand up every half hour, even if it’s just to stretch your legs or make a cup of tea. Studies have found that a 130lb woman burns 78 calories per hour sitting ‘quietly’, whereas she will burn 99 calories whilst standing ‘quietly’. Invest in a standing desk and this will help you burn even more calories as you work and may also help to improve your posture.”
3. Get your five a day
Focusing on your fruit and veg intake can be a welcome distraction from calorie counting and tasty too. The NHS’ Change4Life website recommends getting rid of the temptation to reach for the office cake by stocking up on healthy snacks. Apple slices dipped in nut butter are bang on trend at the moment as a healthy but delicious snack to eat at your desk and there are countless varieties of nut butter available on the supermarket shelves, including more unusual varieties such as almond, cashew and macadamia.
4. Holiday read
Research and ask for recommendations to get your perfect holiday read.
5. Eat light…… and tasty
Our SkinnyLicious range of light and healthy soups, delicious comfort food with fewer than 150 calories per portion. They are available in a variety of delicious flavours; Bangalore Lentil Daal, Fragrant Thai Carrot, Singapore Crushed Tomato, Sicilian Tomato and Balsamic, Goan Tomato and Lentil, Limited Edition Russian Beetroot, New England Butternut Squash and Spanish Red Pepper, Tomato and Chorizo. They are available in 600g pots in ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons and Ocado.