There’s a good reason that 80 per cent of diets fail. You start your week with good intentions only to cave in a few days, (or even hours) later. Depriving yourself of food is likely to spell disaster, luring you to go in search of a quick pick-me-up when motivation starts to wane.
But there is a simple way to keep your weight in check without having to curb your indulgences 24/7. Eat smart! Chowing down a balanced diet composed of lean protein, good fats and complex carbohydrate is the secret to beating the bulge for good. Add in a few golden rules such as watching portion sizes, loading up on antioxidant veggies and fruit and snacking at regular intervals to keep blood sugar levels stable and you’ve got the perfect recipe to harness your slimming potential. If you eat this way 80 per cent of the time, you can even enjoy the odd treat without worrying about packing on the pounds.
Healthy eating is made super-simple at Vital Ingredient – with on-site chefs preparing fresh meals every day, you can build your own salads, choosing from a variety of delicious healthy ingredients or even opt for one of our hearty hot meals to warm you up on a cold winter’s day. To make sure your healthy diet stays on track, we’ve put together an easy-to-follow lunchtime meal planner to get you through the working week feeling fabulous from the inside out. There’s four make-your-own salad options to tuck into from Monday to Thursday along with a hot meal and a treat to enjoy on Friday.
Your 5-day lunchtime meal planner
The make your own salad bowl, (quinoa, pulled chicken breast, cucumber, mixed peppers, fine green beans, mixed seeds and broccoli with mango, chili and lime dressing).
The make your own salad bowl, (baby spinach, Greek feta, vine ripe tomatoes, mixed olives, red onions, grilled vegetables with honey balsamic dressing).
The make your own salad bowl, (mixed leaf, juicy prawns, spicy avocado, crispy croutons, beetroot, grated carrot, spring onion with fresh lemon juice).
The make your own salad bowl, (cos lettuce, grilled sweet potato, free range egg, asparagus, spring onions, sweetcorn with extra virgin olive oil).
Tofu ramen noodle soup followed by a jelly pot treat