We have all been there. The healthy eating and dieting is going really well – you’re on it! But, temptations in the office, drinks on the weekends and festive chocolate treats can really tempt you to break that cycle of staying ‘on plan’. All the willpower in the world hasn’t stopped you from having that ‘snackcident’ – or in some cases – takeaway moment.
After your ‘snackcident’, how do you feel? Despair and self-loathing. You ask yourself, “Why did I do that? Now I’ve blown it and the whole day is right off!” This is the WRONG attitude. Feeling like a failure, you are more likely to ditch your diet completely and fall back into your old patterns of poor eating. What happens next? The weight you lost soon comes back, along with a little extra.
So we’re taking a look at why you keep falling off the diet wagon, with 3 steps to help you get back on plan.
1. Reasons why you keep falling off the diet wagon
You crave junk food
We all know that junk food is unhealthy. We know eating a lot of it can lead to heart problems, high blood pressure and possibly other conditions such as type 2 diabetes, yet we ALL get cravings to eat bad stuff. There have been loads of recent studies looking into why we crave high fat and high sugar foods, so we look at what experts are saying about junk food cravings and how we can combat it to lead healthier lives on our blog.
You’re sipping your calories
When it comes to losing weight, many of us focus on what we’re eating but forget about what we’re are drinking. Sound familiar? It’s so easy to consume calories from fruity drinks packed with added sugars or frappes full of fat! Drinking your calories is so unnecessary and can easily be stopped. So, don’t panic, you can rethink what you drink with our top tips, plus try our low-sugar alternatives.
Summer drinks have officially hit the menus of high street coffee shops! But, watch out – these deliciously sounding fruity thirst quenchers and frappes are a lethal weapon for sabotaging your summer weight loss. Have you ever looked at the nutritional menu? You’ll find that an average frappe contains at least 60g of sugar – that’s 15 teaspoons of sugar! You’d have to run 30 minutes just to burn it off! Don’t forget the whipped cream topping too. That’ll add 100 more calories to your drink.
Instead, try our delicious Caramel Latte Frappe for a delicious refreshing coffee treat. Or if it has to be coffee, why not shop our tasty selection of Beanies coffee flavours? They’re just 2 calories per cup!
And let’s not forget water. You need to be drinking plenty to achieve your weight loss goals, but if you find that it isn’t the tasty treat you crave, you can liven it up with a squeeze of one of our fruity water enhancers. Perfect!
You give into office treats
Fun-size bags of Maltesers, giant cookies, and a dozen doughnuts are all very tempting – especially during the winter months as they bring us comfort. But, all that office snacking and sitting is sabotaging your winter weight loss! If you want to resist that temptation, try our healthy high-protein Exante Snack alternatives.