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10 Quick Weight Loss Tips for the Weekend | Bums Tums and Thighs

10 Quick Weight Loss Tips for the Weekend | Bums Tums and Thighs

10 Quick Weight Loss Tips for the Weekend

Did you know that many working women actually eat reasonably healthy during the week, but then blow it all over the weekend? Many people convince themselves that they can let themselves relax the diet a little at the weekend.
However, the reality of the situation is that if during 2, or 3 if you also have a Friday night binge, days out of 7 you are overeating, you will gain weight. Or at best, you will fail to lose weight. So here we provide 10 quick weight loss tips to stop your weekend excesses going straight to your bums, tums and thighs!
  1. If you are hungry in between meals at the weekend, eat a fruit snack. If you have children take the opportunity to encourage them to eat fruit too. Peel apples together and share. This makes eating fruit more fun for all the family.
  2. Ensure that you have breakfast. You can often get away with a small or no breakfast in the week while working as you still do not get the chance to eat again until lunch time. At the weekend you are far more likely to snack on junk food mid morning if you miss breakfast.
  3. Keep counting those calories and maintain high food quality. Many people say that counting calories does not work, but on a broad scale it does. Knowing how much you are eating each day is vital, as if you do not know how much you are eating, how can you alter your diet to make changes? To lose weight you need to ensure that each day you eat around 500 calories less than your daily needs.
  4. Take your time. Eating slowly helps you to keep in touch with your feelings. People that eat slowly eat less because they are more aware of the transition from being hungry to being satisfied. Eat fast and you skip the satisfied stage and end up stuffed. This makes you fat.
  5. Stay hydrated on healthy liquids. Remember that every drink except water has calories. So only drink water. Or black coffee and tea. Green tea has been shown to aid metabolism and weight loss.
  6. Sleep well. Researchers have shown several times that getting your 8 hours of sleep a night helps you lose weight. Hormones and binging make tired people fat.
  7. Don’t go crazy on the booze. Alcohol is a major cause of weight gain. If you want to lose weight, go easy on the booze.
  8. Do some exercise. You should have more time to exercise at the weekend, so take this as an opportunity to get active. Remember, walking is great exercise, and walking around the shops all day is no less effective than walking on a treadmill!
  9. Cook a 3 course meal. OK, be careful here, don’t go crazy. But instead learn to cook healthy meals with many different healthy ingredients. Keep the courses small and healthy. The weekend is a time that you should have the opportunity to cook something special.
  10. Exercise with friends. Research has shown that women who exercise with friends lose more weight. So whether you want to go to the gym, do a keep fit class or go running, get together with some friends and exercise together. Your naturally competitive nature will mean that you work harder, but also have more fun in the process!
So there you go, 10 easy tips to help you lose weight and tone up. Of course, these weight loss tips are not really restricted to the weekend, you should try to follow as many of them as possible all week.

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How To Get Fit And Lose Weight in 2011 | Bums Tums and Thighs

How To Get Fit And Lose Weight in 2011 | Bums Tums and Thighs

How To Get Fit And Lose Weight in 2011

Friday, December 31, 2010

Make a New Year Resolution today to get fit and lose weight in 2011.

Make this year the year that you turn your life around and get that beach body back that you used to have!

    1. Get more active in all parts of your life, not just with structured exercise. For example, walk more, carry shopping home, play with your children, walk around the shops more!
    2. But, also do some structured exercise, ideally at least 3 times per week for 45 minutes. The more the better (within reason). Weight training is an excellent way to tone up and cardio
    Take control of your diet. Learn how to prepare healthy meals. Learn how many calories you need each day and learn what to eat and what not to eat!
  1. burns fat, so do both.

There are not really going to be any new ways to get fit in 2011 so your New Year Resolution will be the same as every previous year. But this year make one simple change – stick to the plan, don’t give up.

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Men's Fitness UK - workouts, exercise, abs, health, nutrition, celebrity workouts, fitness

Men's Fitness UK - workouts, exercise, abs, health, nutrition, celebrity workouts, fitness





Friday Challenge

The first one of the year is a tough total-body challenge that will tell you how fit you are right now and start you on your path to making 2011 your fittest ever year.

 6 tests of fitness | Men

How fit are you?

Personal trainer Sion Colenso has devised six tests of fitness you can take to get a good picture of your all-round fitness.

 Front carry hip sways

Move of the week: front carry hip sway

The ViPR cylinder is going to be massive this year. Here's one of the many total-body strength moves you can do with it.




Abs workout

12 rules for ripped abs

If you want a perfect blend of strength and definition throughout your core, you need to follow these simple rules.

 The Fighter, Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg's workout

Here's the workout gritty actor Mark Wahlberg followed to build a pugilist's physique for upcoming boxing movie The Fighter.

 Food labels, Men

The truth about food labels

Here's what the catchy food labels that make products sound super healthy really mean. Prepare to be shocked, then change what you buy at supermarket.




Charles Poliquin

Poliquin's excuse-busting tips

World-renowned strength coach Charles Poliquin busts some of the common excuses we come up with to not train.


Kit-free workouts

Can't afford gym membership? No problem. Check out these full-body no kit workouts.

 Bigger, stronger, faster

MF's guide to...

...what's in them, what effect they'll have on you, when you should take them and everything else you need to know about sports nutrition.





Fitness gear tests

MF tests the latest fitness equipment so we can give you the inside track on what you should and should not buy.

 running, Men

MF running survey

Here's your chance to tell us what you think about all things running.

 Kettlebell masterclass

Kettlebell workout

Kettlebells can take your strength to a whole new level – provided you follow MF's cracking kettlebell workout, that is.

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Feeling adventurous? Get yourself down to The Outdoors Show next weekend!
Feeling adventurous? Get yourself down to The Outdoors Show next weekend!
Posted at 4:46 PM on Friday, January 07, 2011

Moving to London for its 10th anniversary year, The Outdoors Show is the event of the year for anyone with a spirit of adventure and a love of nature, bringing the best of the outdoors, indoors!

This year for the first time, The Outdoors Show, The London Bike Show, and The Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show have joined forces to create the ultimate event for outdoor enthusiasts.

Held at London’s ExCeL, this new super-show will showcase all the best from the worlds of hiking, climbing, outdoors pursuits, travel, cycling and boating. With a host of top brands and experts on show, it’s the perfect place for any outdoors enthusiast to check out the latest kit and sharpen up on their knowledge. An Outdoors Show ticket will grant access to all three events, making it the perfect day out for all the family.

This year don’t miss the Outdoors Heroes Theatre where inspiring talks by some of Britain’s most daring explorers are taking place. Legendary expedition expert Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE, survival specialist Ray Mears, wildlife expert Simon King and TV presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle will all be sharing tales of their exploits.*

Feeling adventurous? Then sharpen your crampons, dust off your ice axe and get climbing on the Outdoors Show’s dry ice climbing wall. No experience is necessary and ice climbing experts will be on hand to guide you to the summit. If this takes your fancy make sure you don’t miss the rock climbing walls at the show.

Back by popular demand is the spectacular SkyMasters competition, showcasing elite climbers as they race head-to-head on a floating overhanging course set in the rafters of ExCeL. Budding climbers can also have a go themselves on the overhanging Mini Masters wall.

On the 15th and 16th January The Outdoors Show will host The British Bouldering Championships. This form of rock climbing is low level and without ropes with climbers pushing themselves to the limits of what's possible on a rock face. So check out the action as the UK's top rock climbers battle it out to be crowned national champion. The competition has no qualification process, so if you're an accomplished climber then why not enter the competition yourself? The Thursday of the show will see schools from London and the South East competing in the London Schools Bouldering Championship. Visit TheOutdoorsShow.co.uk to details of how to enter your school team.

Six foods to help you lose weight :: Men's Health

Six foods to help you lose weight

six foods to help you lose weight

Green tea

Go green, with your tea at least. Studies in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that green tea speeds up your metabolism so that you burn more calories. Five cups a day are needed for best results.

Miso soup

Made from two fat-burning foods, seaweed and soya beans, this brother packs a powerful weight-loss punch. Hokkaido University Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences in Japan found that eating a serving each day can increase your weight loss by 10 per cent.


It doesn’t just heat up your mouth, the spicy hotness of a chilli pepper also kick-starts your body’s fat burners. Food scientist Heidi Allison, author of The Chili Pepper Diet, found that you can lose 10 times as much weight if you add a sprinkle of dried chillies to your meals.


Maybe there is something in the grapefruit diet after all. Scripps Clinic researchers found that half a grapefruit before each meal helped dieters to lose between 3.3 and 10 pounds over the course of 12 weeks. The scientists are not sure why this works as the same amount of calories were being eaten, but they think that it may have some sort of fat-burning effect. At only 39 calories per half it’s definitely worth a shot.


A study in the Journal of Exercise Physiology found that you can burn up to 25 per cent of the calories in a meal of pure protein just by digesting it. While going Atkins is sure to give you death breath, cutting out the fries for an extra bun-free burger can help you reach your weight-loss goals all the quicker.


Another excuse for your morning java hit – food scientists at Oryza Oil & Fat Chemical Company, Japan, have found that coffee can aid weight loss. For the best effects, go for unprocessed green coffee beans. Try greencoffeeltd.co.uk for a selection.

Health & Fitness Online

Kimberley WalshAs a healthy female role model in public eye, Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walshknows she has to keep her womanly figure in check. H&F were lucky enough to speak with Kimberley exclusively for our February issue, as she is now the face of Puma’s new BodyTrain shoes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mel B’s abs workout

By slhaf | December 29, 2010

Mel B's abs workoutMel B is famous for have washboard abs. She’s passionate about keeping them in tip top condition. ‘I love working my abdominals (abs). I choose four or five exercises, such as crunches, bicycles, the plank and V-sits and switch between them every 10 reps. I’ll do this three times through. This shocks my body and makes sure I hit my abs from all angles. It’s a killer,’ she says.
The ex-Spice Girl has given us her favourite tummy-toning circuit – we’re sure you’ll reap the rewards too! Read the rest of this entry »

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Alesha Dixon – the FULL interview

By slhaf | December 29, 2010

Alesha Dixon InterviewNot only is Alesha Dixon a really lovely person (and we’d know, we’ve met her!), but she’s also the creative director for La Fitness, bringing her dance classes to the masses. If you’ve read our interview with the sexy songstress in the February issue, you might like to read on to learn a bit more about what makes Alesha tick. Read the rest of this entry »

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Quick fixes for sleek and sexy arms

By slhaf | December 29, 2010

Quick fix arm tonersMost women we know are either worried about their bingo wings or scared they’ll get them in the future. Use these products alongside our bodypart workout in the February issue to sculpt your arms and give them definition Read the rest of this entry »

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Resistance band exercises

By slhaf | December 6, 2010

Dyna-band workoutIf our sculpting resistance band workout in the Jan issue of Health & Fitness gave you some inspiration, but you’ve never used one before then try these basic exercises to get you started. Read the rest of this entry »

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Get abs like Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger

By slhaf | December 1, 2010

Nicole Scherzinger abs movesWho wouldn’t want a body like Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger? H&F chatted to her personal trainer Dale Dymkoski, who says he heard ‘bottom, legs and abs’ a lot, when training the Dolls. Dymkoski follows the full-body workout philosophy, which means ‘increasing lean tissue over the entire body, to accelerate fat loss and tone’. Try his fail-safe abs moves to get a lean torso just like Nicole. Read the rest of this entry »

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Your essential tummy toning products

By slhaf | December 1, 2010

Core AttackUse these products alongside our core workout in the January issue to
get those abs out of hiding Read the rest of this entry »

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Kara Tointon’s Strictly Come Dancing workout

By slhaf | November 3, 2010

Kara Tointon's Strictly workoutKara Tointon has had a great start on Strictly Come Dancing so far, gracing our screens with her Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Charleston performances and even received this season’s first score of ‘10’ from the judges with the Paso Doble.

Kara says, ‘I’ve definitely been swept up by the excitement of it all – it’s such a fun way to exercise!’ Read the rest of this entry »

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H&F’s tips to boost your bust!

By slhaf | November 2, 2010

Enhance your bustWhen you tried and tested the bust-boosting exercises in the December issue of H&F, try these quick fixes for enhancing your assets. Read the rest of this entry »

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STEAMCREAM wonder moisturiser – SAVE 20%

By slhaf | November 1, 2010

STEAMCREAM wonder moisturiser – SAVE 20%

STEAMCREAMHeralded as a wonder moisturising cream for face, body and hands, award winningSTEAMCREAM is fast becoming a beauty industry favourite.

The luxurious hydrating cream contains an Oatmeal infusion, proven to help sooth and moisturise inflamed skin; Almond oil, providing a rich source of vitamin E to condition the skin; and Cocoa Butter to soften the skin’s surface and seal in the goodness. Read the rest of this entry »

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