The Chief Medical Officer in her recent report tells us that most of us are now overweight.
We eat too much fat and sugar and don’t do enough exercise – and I guess we knew that.
But you and I don’t have to be in the majority – we can have a healthy body weight and get the recommended amount of exercise. By keeping down the amount of processed food we eat (the report tells us that this is calorie-dense and nutrient-poor) and cutting out the sugary drinks we will be on the right track. We are about to release a great cookbook with some lovely recipes that help us to eat really ‘clean’. Healthy foods made from raw ingredients, but quick and simple to prepare.
And as for exercise..
150 minutes of moderate activity a week – I feel really excited when I read that. It gives me a great excuse to work out in the gym 6 days a week! Or to go for a walk (aiming for those 10,000 steps a day) or oil the bike and venture out.
I’ve worked hard on building muscle in the last few weeks – knowing that muscle is great at burning calories and gives great definition. Combining this with some cross fit training has made a big difference to my fitness levels – it could work for you too!