Busy Mums, When it comes to weight loss, can you have your cake and eat it (so to speak)? - The Lose & Shape Up Expert

Busy Mums, When it comes to weight loss, can you have your cake and eat it (so to speak)?

There many of you that find food labels a bit confusing…
And they are…
It’s a reason I have simplified food labels and lots of other things in my 12 week programme to make it easier to get results
And I still get asked, what should I focus on “is it total calories?”…
“Is the total carbohydrate figure important or is it just the of which is sugar part of Carbs?”…
(The answer to the above is that all Carbs are all turned into energy/blood sugar just at different speeds)…
Supermarkets have simplified it with these helpful colour wheels, except these are based on out dated information…
Would it help if on the label it informed you of the amount of walking or jogging needed to burn off certain foods…
For instance a glass of wine (mummy petrol) or a sugary drink or bowl of cereal (the type with a cartoon on the packet) would take 26mins of walking or 13mins of jogging…
Or a medium mocha coffee or a standard chocolate bar would take 45 mins of walking or 25 mins of jogging…
Or a packet of sandwiches or a cinnamon roll or two slices of pizza would take 1hour and 20 mins of walking or 41 minutes of jogging…
Obviously doing this means equaling the consumption with the expenditure which means weight maintenance being the outcome…
And doesn’t take into account body composition, metabolism or level of fitness…
But it could work?…
Possibly…
But it does illustrate the point that it’s better to adopt a sensible eating plan…
Than to rely solely on exercise to expend calories.
Ed ( To get a head start maybe it would be a good idea to have all meals delivered and eaten whilst on a Treadmill, could be a bit messy though) Stride.

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