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Spring – Simple Steps To Shape Up For Summer

Struggling to shed those excess pounds? Not sure how to perfect your diet plan? As the weather heats up, it’s time to start swimsuit shopping and swapping out those winter pants for shorts. If you’ve

Struggling to shed those excess pounds? Not sure how to perfect your diet plan? As the weather heats up, it’s time to start swimsuit shopping and swapping out those winter pants for shorts. If you’ve not yet started getting summer-ready, we’ll teach you some top tips to shape up your diet and sort out that meal plan.

 

 

ORGANIZE

 

Let’s get back to basics – sticking to your summer meal plan is simple if you’re prepared. If you have a habit of aimlessly browsing the aisles, you’re much more likely to be tempted by calorie-laden treats. To stay on track, get prepared and get planning. You can find fresh, nutritious foods at the click of a button.

 

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AMAZING APPS

 

We love online shopping. If you’ve got a jam-packed schedule, don’t reach for the takeout menu – you can order a variety of fresh fruits and handpicked veggies right from your smartphone. Incredible app Instacart even offer a same-day delivery service. You can select simple recipes, create a custom list or browse the most popular meal plans in seconds.

 

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GO ORGANIC

Start shopping smarter. Fresh organic produce is in, and processed, pre-packaged food is out. By eating nourishing wholefoods, you’re cutting out on excess sugar, processed fat and sodium whilst increasing your intake of vital vitamins and fiber to keep you feeling fuller for longer. Take a trip to Wholefoods with your grocery list – even Taylor Swift and Kylie Jenner have been spotted stocking up – you’ll find heaps of healthy, organic produce perfect for planning your meals.

 

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GET INSPIRED

Finding it hard to get motivated? Get inspired with Instagram! There are tons of top accounts that showcase healthy snacks. From vegan snacks on the go to dairy-free delights, there are plenty of simple recipes and inspired ideas to get you started.

 

TRACK TRENDS

Follow the latest hashtags to keep track of trends. Just type in #healthyrecipe and you’ll have heaps of healthy meal ideas at your fingertips.

 

 

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SHOP SUPERFOODS

Pop these fat-burning superfoods on your shopping list pronto. These vitamin-packed foods are full of antioxidants and naturally fat burning properties.

 

BELL PEPPERS

Bell peppers are packed with vitamin C. Proven to help boost your metabolism, simply slice them up and snack with a little organic hummus.

 

SUPER BERRIES

Get these nutritious fresh berries on your shopping list. Blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are not only a refreshing treat in summer; they’ll also help you ward off the weight. Stir up a summer smoothie with these superfruits and a little natural yoghurt.

 

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WHOLEGRAIN CARBS

Not all carbs are created equal. Just because you’re trying to shape up doesn’t mean you have to cut the carbs completely. Just opt for small amounts of nutritious wholegrain pasta, rice and bread. They’re packed with fiber to keep you feeling full.

 

TOMATOES

Low in calories and full of lycopene, tomatoes are a delicious and versatile food ideal for adding to recipes.

 

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EASY MEAL PLAN

To get you started, we’ve thrown in a quick and easy weekly meal plan. These nutritious, vegetarian meal ideas are designed to help you shed the pounds.

 

SIMPLE BREAKFASTS

EASY LUNCHES

 

DELICIOUS DINNERS
1 poached organic egg on a slice of wholemeal toast. 2 grilled tomatoes. Lentil soup with side salad and banana and strawberry smoothie. Stir fried vegetables with wholegrain wheat noodles and baked tofu.
Half a cup of Wholefoods Special Diet Muesli with almond milk and berries. 2 egg omelette with avocado, mushrooms & 20g low fat cheese Sweet potato salad with bell peppers and 1 cup wholegrain rice.
Fresh fruit salad with apples, bananas and strawberries. Mix with natural Greek yoghurt. Chickpea and bean salad with organic lettuce, tomato and avocado. 1 banana. 1 serving of Wholefoods wholemeal pasta with baked tofu, tomato and side salad.
Mix your favorite berries with organic natural yoghurt and whiz up a nutritious smoothie. 1 wholemeal wrap with hummus, low fat cheese, tomato and salad. Spaghetti squash with low fat cheese, broccoli and cauliflower. Side salad & fruit.
2 scrambled eggs with grilled tomato and mushrooms on 1 slice of wholemeal toast. Black bean burrito on wholegrain with salad, tomato and low fat cheese. 1 banana. Sweet potato soup with black beans, your favorite fresh veggies & a side salad.
Portion of Wholefoods Organic Oatmeal & a banana. 2 slices of Wholefoods Rye Bread with 2 scrambled eggs and fruit. Salad with asparagus, avocado, baked tofu, tomato and Greek yoghurt.
Lemon water and 2 slices of Wholefoods Organic Rye Bread Serving of wholemeal pasta with homemade tomato and basil sauce. 2 egg omelette with mushroom, tomato and spinach. Fruit smoothie.

 

Juliana Torres is based in LA, an awesome person that likes to read, be read and get notice for her talented, crafted writing. All for women, by women.

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