Top tips for managing your weight loss plan and your personal life
With the festive party season just around the corner, many of us will be hoping to shed a few pounds by the time that office Christmas party rolls round.
But for those of us who are dating someone new, sticking to a diet while going for all those romantic dinners can be hard.
Before you know it, you’re indulging in calorific foods, swapping that spinning class for a home-cooked meal at his place and setting yourself further away from your weight-loss goals.
Luckily, there is a way to stay in shape and enjoy those romantic nights out. Simply follow our guide on how to slim, without losing him...
The date: After-work drinks
Drinking can wreak havoc on your waistline, as we all know – but it doesn’t have to completely stop you from hitting the bar for a date.
Avoid sugary drinks like cocktails and alcopops by choosing less-calorific options such as vodka and slimline tonic, mixing every other one with a sparkling water or low-cal soft drink.
The date: A romantic restaurant
Don’t fret the calories you’ll consume on that candlelit dinner by checking out the menu and nutritional information beforehand. That way you can pick a meal to suit your diet plan before you get there and save him worrying what’s wrong when you’re stressing over the menu.
The date: Try an activity together
Keep your dates fun and varied by suggesting activities you both enjoy. Perhaps head out for a romantic walk or a bike ride where you’ll burn calories and discover an activity you both enjoy.
The date: A home-cooked meal
Invite him over for an intimate, home-cooked meal one evening. It’s a great way to share a bit more about your life with him and enable you to show off your culinary skills – while keeping an eye on your calorie count.
The date: Join a new gym or a workout class together
Join in the trend for weekend bootcamp days or take up a new exercise you’ve been meaning to try for ages with your partner. It’ll be a great way to share a new experience, learn something new and get you in shape for that party dress by Christmas.