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Here are just a few simple hints & tips that can help to improve your health and encourage weight loss:

Wine ALCOHOL Try to drink wine only when eating. This way the alcohol is metabolised at a slower rate as it combines with food, thus producing fewer fat reserves. Drink water to quench your thirst and sip your favourite tipple purely for the taste and pleasure. This way you'll not only lose weight, but also be a lot healthier. A moderate intake of red wine can be good for your heart. SlimSeekers will explain all.



Bread BREAD is a natural 'belly' filler. Change to 100% wholemeal bread, made with 100% wholewheat flour (check the label), and try not to eat bread in the evenings. White bread is refined to such a degree that it rates high on the Glycaemic Index, causing a rise in blood glucose levels. This will be stored as fat if not used up through exercise. SlimSeekers will explain all about GI rated popular foods.

 

TomatoCHOLESTEROL Not all cholesterol is bad for us. Cholesterol is an essential part of our body make-up and is only dangerous when we have too much of the bad type - LDL cholesterol. This can stick to artery walls and narrow the blood vessels. Encourage 'good' HDL cholesterol by avoiding foods with saturated fats and include plenty of fish, pulses, fruits and vegetables in your diet. SlimSeekers explains all about fats.

 

JoggerEXERCISE not only increases both our energy and vitality, it also helps us feel more relaxed, look and feel good, and can also add years to our lives. Research shows that just a regular 30 minutes a day of moderate aerobic exercise can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure and diabetes. Exercise is also a well-known stress-buster. SlimSeekers will encourage a more gentle approach.



SaltSALT We all eat too much salt (sodium), because most processed foods contain it, and most restaurant kitchens over-use it. Salt is associated with high blood pressure (increases the volume of blood), which is linked to heart attacks and strokes, especially as we get older or are overweight. Salt may also create water retention which many women experience. So excessive amounts of salt are bad for you. SlimSeekers shows how to read those tricky food labels.

OrangesVITAMIN & MINERALS Without vitamins or minerals our bodies could not function. A starting point will be to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day (the average person eats less than three). Our nutritional guide, which is included in your Personal Advice Plan, will explain which foods contain what vitamins or minerals - with minimum and maximum recommended daily allowances. Following SlimSeekers advice will give you all the vitamins and minerals your body needs.


WaterWATER is the elixir of life - our essential ingredient. Remember that our body consists two-thirds water and depends on water to maintain its system. It regulates our temperature, acts as a lubricant and shock absorber for our muscles and joints, carries food and nutrients through the digestive system, and aids our waste disposal system, removing waste from the kidneys, and flushing out toxins and harmful substances. So drink less water at your peril! SlimSeekers gives tips on how to increase your water intake.