I’ve got that feeling. You know, the one you get when you come back from your holiday, and you’ve eaten a tiny-little-smidge too much icecream, and now you feel like you need a boost. Something to kick start you back into the world of normal eating.
Right now, you might be tempted by …..gasp…. a diet. You might be thinking that the best way to dump the ice-cream-sitting-on-your-hips issue is to quickly count some calories, add up some points or even do a fast.
Alas, that isn’t a good idea. We are slowly slipping towards Autumn, and your body is starting to think about winter storage. It’s thinking about adding a little layer of fat to keep you warm. If you start chucking the calories out the window, you are pretty much guaranteeing another round of yo-yo dieting for another year or two. And you’ll miss out on all the goodies which will keep you fit and healthy through the winter.
The best way around this ‘I want to get in shape but you are telling me that a diet is a bad idea’ dilemma, is to ADD good stuff in. Good stuff like seasonal veg and fruit. Good fats. Green stuff. All of which are a key part of eating well.
BUT, if you can’t wait, and seriously, who can, join me for a quick Juice Party. It’s just one week of adding one or two juices to your day. No cutting out anything. No counting anything (unless you happen to be very particular about the amount of blackcurrants you like to juice) – just adding adding adding.
If you want to join me – I am doing this because I need the motivation myself – sign up to my newsletter ASAP and I’ll tell you how it’s going to work very soon. This isn’t going to be all fancy like my detox – it’s off the cuff, rough and ready, but a little bit jolly. Something like me, I guess.