The Two Hour Tone Up Diet
Pretty much everyone you speak to has their own opinions and ideas when it comes to losing weight. From ‘no carbs after 6pm’ to ‘three set meals a day’, it’s not surprising that people don’t know where to start when it comes to dieting.
Different diets work for different peoples, because everybody is different and have their own struggles. This one, The Two Hour Tone Up Diet, is for those of you who find it hard to make it through to lunchtime without a mid-morning snack.
It’s simple – the aim of The Two Hour Tone Up Diet is to eat every two hours – keeping you satisfied throughout the day, and also avoiding the cravings for all things sweet.
Breakfast should be eaten within one hour of waking up, preferably between 7am and 8am to kick-start your metabolism. Poached or scrambled eggs with a side of wholemeal toast or a muffin will keep you feeling full.
When your stomach starts rumbling around mid-morning, leave the crisps in the cupboard and reach for an apple to boost energy and balance your sugar levels.
Lunch is one of the most important meals to keep you away from the snack draw, but you don’t want to over do it. A granary chicken or prawn salad sandwich is ideal as it won’t leave you feeling too full or tired.
For an afternoon snack, cucumber, celery or carrot sticks and hummus will slowly release energy to keep you going all afternoon.
By the time you get around to the evening meal, you may feel like it’s a bit late for carbs. On this diet we’re told that this is actually one of the myths of the industry, as carbs actually help you relax and have a de-stressing effect – as long as you keep them light. Swap pasta for noodles and top with your favourite meat, vegetables and a sauce to compliment.
If you have trouble sleeping, a light snack a couple of hours before bed could help. Dried fruit and nuts will give you a boost as well as satisfying your sweet tooth.