Valentine's Day is just around the bend

Valentine's Day is just around the bend

Posted by HCG Australia Wide on 5th Feb 2015

With Valentine's Day just around the bend, many feel anxious or hopeless about losing weight when sweet temptation beckons behind every heart-shaped box. Fortunately, there are many ways to show affection without derailing those weight-loss efforts.

  • Let loved ones know there is no need to exchange unhealthy treats. Start dropping hints about what might make a better present instead.
  • Show love with a movie pass, flowers or a new tea/coffee mug. Any gift can work, as loved ones know it's the thought that counts.
  • Keep a pack of sugar-free mints or gum on hand for when candy cravings strike. Instead of popping candy, try a piece of gum, a sugar-free mint.
  • Plan to indulge - just a little bit. Choose a small treat
  • If Valentine's Day just isn't the same without chocolate, try a small piece of dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) to satisfy the craving with a small amount of intense flavour rather than a large amount of lesser quality.
  • Continue to stay active. Valentine's Day occurs during the winter months so find a fun winter-inspired activity to try alongside your Valentine. Go for a romantic winter walk.
  • Beware of the pre-set Valentine's Day menu at restaurants. Order à la carte and share bites, while staying in control of the evening's menu choices.
  • Going out for a romantic dinner is nice, but cooking at home can be equally romantic. Being able to control what you cook will help weight loss stay on track - and those culinary skills, whether basic or advanced, will impress that special someone.
  • Get creative and make a healthy Valentine's Day dessert. Melt one piece of dark chocolate and pour over a half cup of strawberries. This dessert is simple yet decadent, and perfect for sharing.
  • Try a new route at the office to avoid candy and chocolate minefields. After all, out of sight is out of mind. Go down a new hallway, take the back staircase… perhaps that new route will lead to a new Valentine, all while avoiding temptation.
  • Keep portions in control and be honest about slip-ups. Everyone makes mistakes. Just get back on track at the next meal.
  • Stick with Valentine's Day colours and fill up on healthy red foods like strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, red apples and pomegranates.

Don't let a holiday that lasts one day discourage you from achieving lasting weight-loss results. Once you resolve to lose weight and change your life, Weather you are thinking of starting the hcg diet plan or having a break it’s never too late to get on the right track and get back into shape.

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