For many of us, we’re starting to see a little more normality now that lockdown measures are beginning to ease. This will come as welcome news to some, given that many may have turned to stress eating or perhaps even just snacking out of boredom. On the other hand though, many will have found the lockdown a great opportunity to stay on track with their dieting – with more time to exercise, cook healthier meals, track progress and really take a good look at their goals. Now we’ve got the opportunity to get back into socialising, and even the temptation of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, it may be difficult to keep up with that progress. But what can we do to make sure we don’t unravel all of our hard work? Read on to find out how you can stay on track with your post-lockdown progress.
1: Cut Down on Drinking
The summer BBQs and the new rules allowing us to go into our friends’ and families’ homes again will have come as good news to us all, but for many of us, that means the increased chance of knocking back a few more drinks than usual. Don’t worry, we’re not saying to cut out the booze completely! Simply by choosing low-calorie options such as slimline G&Ts over alcopops and wines – which are packed with sugar – you can ensure there’s less chance of putting the pounds back on.
2: Go For Healthy Options
Let’s be honest, the Eat Out to Help Out scheme is tempting for all of us, and it means we can do our bit for local restaurants that have had a tough few months too. Just because you’re dieting, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out either. Many restaurants offer low-calorie or “lite-bite” menus, so try and go for these options when you can to ensure you don’t over indulge. Alternatively, most restaurants will provide the calorie information on their dishes if you ask your server or check their website beforehand, so you can at least be aware of the choices that are within your reach!
Read our blog post here about Low Calorie Menu Choices from Popular British Restaurants.
3: Start the Day with exante
We’re biased of course, but starting your day with an exante product is a great way to ensure you set the tone and stay focused on your goals. Our meal replacement breakfasts are high in fibre and protein, designed to help you feel full throughout the day, and let’s not forget that they’re delicious too! Whether you opt for our zesty lemon pancakes, our super sweet golden syrup porridge or our hearty cheese and bacon breakfast eggs, there’s plenty of variety to help you kickstart your day.