Dream job but nightmare figure? Then dietitian Juliette Kellow comes to the rescue with a diet plan designed to help working women – and men – lose weight with minimum effort and maximum results…
Whether we work in an office, are constantly on the road or spend days in schools or hospitals, losing weight and working can be more than a challenge.
Working life can have a serious impact on our waistline. Afternoon chocolate runs, business lunches, office biscuits and nearby vending machines can all pile on the pounds.
Demanding bosses, impossible deadlines and an out-of-control workload can leave us feeling stressed and tired, with the result that we’re more likely to skip breakfast and/or lunch and grab high-calorie snack foods to cheer ourselves up and give us a much needed injection of energy.
We can’t just blame what happens between 9am and 5pm for our need to lose weight either. Frequently heading to the pub or wine bar with colleagues after work to mull over the day’s problems with a few drinks can tot up the calories.
And, after a hectic day at work, many of us simply don’t feel like spending time in the kitchen cooking a healthy dinner. The result: we resort to ready meals or order a takeaway and relax with a few glasses of wine. Meanwhile, lots of late nights in the office or simply being exhausted can mean we end up ditching our usual exercise and replacing it with slouching on the sofa in front of the TV.
As for losing weight – well, when you’re working full time, it seems too much like hard work. Having to shop for weird and wonderful ingredients, making packed lunches and spending hours in the kitchen when you get home all add to your ‘to do’ list. Good news then that you don’t need to do any of these things to lose weight. And that’s where WLR comes to the rescue with an eating plan that’s designed specifically for people who work all day.
All the breakfasts and lunches can either be bought or are ready in a matter of minutes. Plus, every dinner is ready from kitchen to table in less than 15 minutes. But the best bit – this plan should help you lose up to a stone in six weeks!
Here’s why this diet is perfect for you if you work…
√ You can grab breakfast or lunch on the run if you don’t have time to prepare something at home.
√ You won’t need to spend hours preparing healthy meals when you get home from work – all our dinners are ready in less than 15 minutes.
√ You can still enjoy the occasional office treat – whether it’s biscuits, chocolate or a piece of birthday cake.
Here’s what to do…
- Every day, make up your daily calorie allowance by choosing meals from the following list. You should always have one breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.
- Use the treats and energy-boosting snacks to make up extra calories if you have a high daily calorie allowance.
- As well as your meals and snacks, have an extra 275ml skimmed milk each day to drink on its own or to add to tea and coffee. Allow an extra 100 calories for this.
- Add extra salad or veg to meals to help fill you up.