Happy Lunar New Year, and a Happy Valentine’s Day and 人日!
To all our dear friends and clients, we hope that the Lunar New Year has been a fruitful time of family bonding, rest and well-spent time with your loved ones! With LNY comes all things sinful: from pineapple tarts, bakkwa, cookies, to multiple meals a day at every single house visit you go to! It’s no surprise if you feel that your pants are a little tighter, and your stomach is now bulging out over with a slight muffin top from all the festive indulging.
Fear not, because here’s our cheatsheet to lose that extra few pounds you put on during the past week or so! There’s still another week of Lunar New Year celebrations to go, and these tips will definitely prove useful over the next week!
1. Watch out for the packaged/canned drinks
It’s so easy to accept those packets of sweetened drinks that seem innocuously innocent (green tea, chrysanthemum tea etc) or even allow yourself to agree to a can of beer, but as you already know, these sugar-filled drinks are unnecessary calorie bombs! Just a couple more of these drinks a day would be equivalent to an additional 500g weight gain in just a week! And that’s just drinks alone! Instead, ask your host for a glass of plain ole’ H20 for a zero-calorie thirst quencher.
2. Snack on the healthy stuff
Instead of reaching out for calorie-dense foods like pineapple tarts and kueh, our best advice to you this LNY is to snack on the healthier options you can find, for instance, Mandarin Oranges, which are abundant during LNY! Keep your fingers off those addictively delicious cookies, pastries and bakes, and you’ll be just fine.
3. Take one-third off your plate
When you eat dinner out or at a friend’s/relative’s, reduce the temptation to clean your plate by setting aside one-third of your meal! Remember, everything in moderation, and especially when it comes to second helpings of fried/processed food! Simply reducing every meal’s intake by 30% could subtract more than 500 calories a day! Visually, using a smaller plate also helps to fool your brain and stomach into thinking that you’re still eating the same amount, when in fact you’ve actually cut down on your intake.
4. Get movin’ in the evening!
Go for an evening walk daily, or whenever you can make the time to! Exercising at any time is good for you, but evening activity may be particularly beneficial because many people’s metabolism slows down toward the end of the day. Thirty minutes of aerobic activity before dinner increases your metabolic rate and may keep it elevated for another two or three hours, even after you’ve stopped moving. What it means: those dinner calories have less of a chance to take up permanent residence on your hips!
5. Give yourself a break!
No one says you have to reach your goal without making mistakes along the way. Tell yourself you can succeed in losing weight by taking things one step at a time and starting fresh whenever you slip up. If you overeat one night, just get back on track in the morning by focusing on what’s worked for you in the past.
Even if you’ve been battling weight loss your entire life, we here at Slim Couture believe that there is hope for every single lady to lose weight successfully and attain your dream silhouette that you’ve always wished for! With Divine Slim treatments, you can lose weight not just quickly and effectively, but also healthily!
Slim Couture is a home-grown Singapore company focused on helping women lose weight safely. Through the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, Slim Couture prides itself in providing successful weight loss solutions to female clients with weight issues since 2010. With its client-oriented approach and quality services, Slim Couture has been awarded the Singapore Quality Brands 2013/2014 and the Top 100 Singapore Excellence Award 2013/2014.
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