Most traditional weight loss plans, slimming groups and ‘diets’ focus on your weight on the scales- that one number that tells us what we weigh overall. You may increase your cardiovascular exercise and reduce your calorie intake in an attempt to make that number on the scales tick down over the weeks. Some schemes and clubs may actually advise you NOT to exercise! Just reduce your calories and your weight will decrease. What these kinds of diets don’t do is focus on what your overall weight is actually made up of. They don’t really look at independent sustainability, the overall health of your internal systems or the composition of your body as a result of the short-term weight loss.
If you’re anything like me snacks are an unavoidable part of your life, something you can not live without, as you dart between meetings, clients or errands. You may have heard contrasting views and opinions on the value of snacking but snacks need not be a bad thing... To snack or not to snack? There is much research exploring the positive and negative effects of snacking throughout the day, between meals. Some studies deliver evidence for and some are against; which doesn't help.