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Best Of You: Pre Workout, Post Workout, Whey Protein and Super Greens

Slim and save in just 8 weeks!

Did you know that a pound of your body fat is equal to 3,500 calories?

Therefore to lose just one pound of your excess body fat you need to eat 3,500 calories less or burn 3,500 calories more!

Sound too much like hard work?

Don’t worry, it needn’t be! Just follow these easy, calorie and cost cutting tips and become a stone lighter plus over £200 better off in just eight weeks!

Cook up a curry
An average Indian takeaway meal which includes rice, poppadoms and naan bread contains approximately 1,500 calories and costs around £10 per person.

Switching to a home cooked version of Indian food is much kinder to your wallet and your waistline!

We have the recipe for you to cook up a deliciously effortless, low-calorie chicken curry.

How To Prepare
– Simply sauté 1 chopped onion in a non-stick pan with little water and a tablespoon of Worcester sauce until soft.
– Add 400g of diced chicken, sauté for 5 minutes until browned on all sides.
– Pour over a jar of low-fat Tikka / Korma Sauce and simmer for 20 minutes.
– Serve with 100g of boiled rice.
– Serves 4.

Money and calories saved:
(Based on swapping 1 takeaway a week for home cooked version for 8 weeks)
Saving you approximately a whopping £70
Potential weight loss – over 2 ½ pounds!

Make a souper saving!
As reported by the British Sandwich Association, we buy approximately 1.8 billion sandwiches every year. The average sandwich contains approximately 400 calories and costs around £1.66 each. However a recent report by the National Consumer Council has found that many leading chains are selling sandwiches that contain more calories, salt and fat than a Big Mac with some even containing well over 700 calories per pack. On a general working week, many people eat sandwiches everyday which can cost a lot and the calories can mount up.

We have a healthier and far cheaper option for you; make a large pan of your own healthy, veggie based soups such as leek and potato, carrot and coriander or tomato and fresh basil. You can freeze individual portions and simply take out of the freezer before you go to bed and it will be defrosted for you to take to work the next day.

It’s a great way to get your five-a-day and most home-made vegetable based soups contain no more than 140 calories per serving and costs you less than 50p!

Money and calories saved:
(Based on swapping shop bought sandwiches for home-made soup 5 days a week for 8 weeks)
Saving you approximately a huge £46.40!
Potential weight loss – 10,400 kcals which is almost 3 pounds!

Save wine for the weekends
Winding down each evening with a glass of wine or two may seem harmless, however wine contains approximately 140 calories per glass and there are also health dangers associated with regular drinking.

Alcohol increases your appetite which can lead to even greater calorie intake and the financial cost can mount up too! Even a cheap glass of wine at home each evening to relax costs approximately £1.50 per glass.

Money and calories saved:
(Based on consuming one glass of wine each night for 5 nights a week for a total of 8 weeks)
Saving you approximately a massive £60!
Potential weight loss – over 1 ½ pounds!

Ditch the sugary drinks
Sugary drinks can do more harm than good especially if you’re partial to one to quench your thirst. A small bottle of lemonade, cola or Ribena can contain over 200 calories, cost up to £1 and can damage your budget and your body.

Why not save cash and calories by switching to water instead?

Money and calories saved:
(Based on swapping 4 bottles or cans of soft drinks a week for tap water)
Saving you approximately £32.00.
Potential weight loss – approximately 6,400 kcals which is almost 2 pounds!

Scrap the snacks
As a nation, we love snacks and are munching our way through 6,000 million bags of crisps, 4,400 million packs of savoury snacks and spending a staggering £6 billion on sweets and chocolate every year!

A great way to save cash and reduce calories is to cut back on some of your favourite high fat and high sugar snacks. Just 1 packet of biscuits, a packet of crisps and a chocolate bar less each week can save £2 and reduce your weekly calorie intake by 2,400 calories!

Money and calories saved:
Saving you approximately £16.00.
Potential weight loss – almost 5 ½ pounds!!

Altogether if you take all these tips on board you could save more than £200 and over a stone of body fat in just 8 weeks!! WOW!


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18 Feb
2011
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Best Of You for Men and Women: Pre Workout, Post Workout, Whey Protein and Super Greens

  • DEIDRE

    ITS SHOCKING TO HEAR THAT 1 POUND OF BODY FAT IS THAT MANY CALORIES!! IT MAKES ME FEEL THAT IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE TO SHIFT!