The majority of diet plans are usually too restrictive and don’t last. We advocate a natural diet which is more a way of life and has more chance of being sustainable.
- Try to drink 2 litres of fluid each day which a big part should be clean fresh water.
- Keep your body moving and exercise little and often.
- Snacking on high carbs is a strict no-no. Try to snack wisely and healthily.
- Add extra salad and vegetables to your meals to fill you up.
Below are just a few meal suggestions which take account of the fact that you are detoxing and cleansing your body by drinking Be Slim Tea.
Healthy Eating Plan
Start your day with a healthy and light breakfast. Make sure you drink lots of water throughout the day.
- Poached eggs on wholemeal toast.
- 5 or 6 tablespoons of bran flakes with semi skimmed milk. Apple for afters.
- 40g of wholegrain oats with 300ml of milk or water (or combination of the two).
- 2 egg omelette with 2 sliced mushrooms.
- Smoothie blended with raspberries, cranberries, blueberries and apples.
- Small cup of low-fat Greek yoghurt with a handful of chopped apple, blueberries and strawberries.
- Bowl of Special K (low carb type) cereal with berries and semi skimmed milk.
- Small wholemeal baguette sliced in half and lightly toasted. Drizzle with small amount of extra virgin olive oil. Add a clove of finely chopped garlic to half a tin of chopped tomatoes and warm. (Tip: Scrape some of the bread out of the baguette to reduce carbs. Ladle in the tomato and garlic….delicious.
If you don’t have time to eat breakfast before leaving the house, eat a breakfast cereal bar on your way to work or take a microwavable sachet of porridge oats to eat when you get to work.
A simple, healthy lunch will see you through the afternoon whilst watching your waistline. Drink plenty of water throughout the afternoon.
- Lentil soup made with 50g of lentils, 250ml of stock, 1 carrot and 1 celery stick with a wholemeal roll.
- 2 slices of rye topped with half an avocado and 1 tomato.
- Sandwich made with 2 slices of wholegrain or multi-seeded bread, filled with 1 tablespoon of humus and a tablespoon of shredded lettuce and carrots.
- Wholegrain pitta bread topped with 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce (healthy choice variety), half a sliced onion, one tablespoon of capers, 4 anchovies and 25g of grated cheese – grilled.
- Sandwich made with 2 slices of wholegrain or multi-seeded bread, filled with chicken tikka breast slices with coriander.
- Tuna Nicoise salad made with 1 small can of tuna in spring water, 4 olives, half a sliced red onion and 1 boiled egg. Dress with vinaigrette.
- Greek salad made with 4 romaine lettuce leaves, half a sliced red onion, quarter chopped green bell pepper, quarter chopped red bell pepper, 1 medium chopped tomato, third of a cucumber sliced or diced, 25g of feta or goat’s cheese, quarter teaspoon of dried oregano, lemon juice and black pepper.
Healthy dinners don’t have to be boring. Try these delicious ideas for a quick and simple evening meal full of flavour.
- Kebabs made with 1 grilled chicken breast, 1 red onion and 1 green pepper cut into cubes and skewered. Serve with 1 tablespoon of Greek yoghurt mixed with 1 tablespoon of water, a squeeze of lemon and fresh mint.
- 100g cod baked with 1 garlic clove, lemon slices and parsley, served with half a head of steamed broccoli.
- Pasta salad made with 100g wholemeal penne pasta, 4 tomatoes, half a can of kidney beans and 1 sliced pepper, tossed with vinaigrette.
- Stir Fry made with 150g of quorn, 50g snow peas, 25g baby corn, half a red pepper, 1 garlic clove, half a teaspoon of grated ginger, half a red chilli and 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce.
- Chicken casserole made with 1 skinless chicken breast, 1 stick celery, half a carrot, 6 small mushrooms and 25ml stock.
- 1 sweet baked potato with ratatouille made from half a jar of tomato sauce (healthy choice variety), 1 sliced courgette, half a sliced aubergine and half a sliced red pepper.
- Prawn stir-fry made with 1 small pack of prawns, stir-fry vegetables of your choice, add 1tsp Chinese five spice and serve with 1 serving of egg noodles.
**You can substitute chicken and fish dishes with lean meats to add variety**
Healthy snacks can be eaten twice a day, mid morning and mid afternoon. Try these healthy snacks – all less than 150 calories.
- 2 crispbreads with a soft cheese topping.
- 1 small banana
- Medium size apple with a small wedge of cheese.
- Two crackers with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter.
- A chewy cereal bar.
- Small portion of wholegrain oats. (You can get these in an office friendly microwavable cup).
- Frozen juice bar. Sweet and tangy, very few calories and have some vitamin content.
- Small portion of fruit or raw vegetables.
- Small handful of almonds.