Lose weight the right way
(Posted on 19/02/16)
We’ve all put a few pounds over the Christmas period but now it’s time to get back at it… Not so fast though - step away from the diet pills or torturing yourself with one carrot stick at lunch!
We appreciate that nowadays more and more consumers are concerned about their health and want to understand how they can improve their lifestyles and wellbeing. Here at Cornelius, we have a specialist health and nutrition department formulating a vast range of high quality raw materials and ingredients for just that purpose.
It’s all about losing weight in a natural and healthy way. Here are some top tips to get you on your way to losing weight naturally:
- Fibre, fibre, fibre
Why not try changing to wholemeal bread, whole wheat pasta and high-fibre breakfast cereal along with eating at least 5 portions of fruit and veg a day. This will get you closer to achieving the recommended intake of 30g fibre per day.
- Reduce your sugar intake
Sugar in people’s diets should be halved, according to report by government adviser SACN, who recommend limiting sugar intake to 25g (5-6 teaspoons) for women and 35g (7-8 teaspoons for men). If "no sugar" is difficult to achieve, why not try "reduced sugar" versions of your favourite products.
- Stop that snacking habit
A high protein breakfast is a great way to start the day - keeps you fuller for longer and so less likely to snack later in the day. A recent study found that a high protein breakfast, containing 35 grams of protein, prevented gains of body fat, reduced daily food intake, suppressed feelings of hunger and stabilized glucose levels. So what are you waiting for - dig into that sausage and egg sarnie!
- Ditch those carbohydrate free diets
Studies find that 50% of the population’s daily energy should come from carbohydrates such as bread, cereal and pasta compared to only 5% coming from sugars. The only thing is remembering to choose wholegrain varieties where possible.
- Fabulous fish
A healthy diet should include at least 2 portions of fish a week, including one oily fish such as salmon or fresh tuna, which is rich in long-chain omega-3 acids that can help to keep you heart healthy. Shellfish including prawns, mussels and scallops are also low in fat and a source of selenium, zinc, iodine and copper!
- Think twice before having that second pint
As seen in the recent news, alcohol labeling could soon include ‘burn off’ information, which could sway certain individuals to not pick up that extra bottle of beer.
Still need a little help with weight management?
Cornelius works closely with the Swiss life science company Lonza and promotes their fantastic ingredient, Carnipure ™, a high quality L-carnitine.
The main functions of Carnipure™ are to increase fatty acid oxidation as an aid for weight management programs and for sustained energy. It is found naturally in animal products such as meat, fish, poultry and milk, but can be hard to get enough in your diet especially if you are cutting back on animal products. Why not try taking extra Carnipure™ in the form of a supplement; it can be found in tablet form as well as some energy beverages and sports bars.