Women’s Health Shrink Your Sugar Belly

Women’s Health Shrink Your Sugar Belly


A 20-day sugar detox plan, including 38 smart, speedy recipes, a guide to spotting hidden sugars and tips to curb cravings. Your guarantee to lose weight and feel great!

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South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
3,38 €(IVA inc.)

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5 min.
live the sweet life for good

Tricks toTry You’ve got strategies to crush cravings. Coping techniques to cool your emotional connection with sugar. Tips to sleep better, relax more, move daily and enjoy life. As you prepare to strike out on your own, team the methods you’ve been using throughout the plan with these big-picture tactics. Together, they’ll help you stick to – and love – your sweet, sugar-smart life! 1 Keep on rewarding yourself, every day By now, using your personal Reward Card has hopefully become a habit – one that’s had a real impact on your life. Don’t give up doing that just because we’ve come to the end of the eating plan. In addition to helping you make your overall well-being a priority, treating yourself in non-food-based ways can benefit every area of your life. 2 Make…

1 min.

NUTRITION TYPICAL VALUES *Guideline daily amounts INGREDIENTS Wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil, whey solids, glucose syrup, wheat starch, salt, raising agents (ammonium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate), corn starch, vanillin, natural flavouring CONTAINS: WHEAT, MILK, GLUTEN MAY ALSO CONTAIN TRACES OF NUTS 500g A ‘of which sugars’ If the label says it contains 0g of sugar (or a minimal amount, say up to 3g) – you’re in the clear. Anything more and you’ll need to look at the ingredients list. B Ingredients Look at the product’s ingredients list. Do you spot any form of added sugar? No? Then the sugar is naturally present in the food. Two examples: plain yoghurt or unsweetened apple sauce. C If you spot sugar or its aliases, it’s time for some detective work. Once you’re familiar with how much natural sugar unsweetened foods contain, it’s easy to guesstimate how…

1 min.
sweet-life mornings

BREAKFASTS BRUNCHES SMOOTHIES 20 Cravings Chasers Get the best possible start to your day – minimise added sugar content with these healthy versions of popular breakfast staples. 28 Super Smooth Ditch the hidden kilojoules of post-gym and café blends! Keep the health benefits and save money when you BIY (that’s Blend It Yourself). 32 Power Blends Blending, not juicing, keeps the fibre you need to balance sugar spikes. Discover the dream combination for every mind, body and beauty goal. 36 Hey, It’s Shot O’Clock! Small is beautiful with the newest juice trend – learn how to nab the nutrients while ditching the usual fastburn fruit sugar content.…

4 min.
power blends

PEP-ME-UP VANILLA AND CINNAMON Serves 2 | 465kJ 5g fibre INGREDIENTS *1 vanilla pod *1 banana *250ml almond milk *1 tbsp ground cinnamon *1 tbsp hemp powder *4 ice cubes METHOD First, take a fresh vanilla pod. Cut off the ends and slice it lengthways to expose the seeds. Scrape a spoon along the length to collect them. Blend with the rest of the ingredients. Knock back. Juicy secret: Cinnamon has long been used in Chinese medicine to treat colds, indigestion and cramps. It also stabilises blood-sugar levels for a sweet kick that’s far better for you than sugar. BRAIN-BOOSTING BEETROOT Serves 2 | 992kJ | 16g fibre *1 bunch organic raw beetroot* 3 organic cucumbers *8 organic carrots *200ml water Blender ready? Keep any leaves on the beetroot as this is where a lot of the vitamins are stored. Oh, and don’t peel the cucumber…

2 min.
the total body toner

1 HINGE AND ROW Stand with your feet about hip-width apart, holding the dumbbells with your arms at your sides. Keeping your abs tight and your chest lifted, bend at the hips and slowly lower until your torso is about parallel to the floor and the dumbbells hang beneath your shoulders (A). Don’t round your back. Bend your elbows and pull the dumbbells up towards your ribcage (B). Lower the dumbbells and then stand back up. Do this 10 times. 2 CHEST PUMP Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Hold the dumbbells at your shoulders, elbows pointing out to the sides (A). Straighten your arms and press the dumbbells up over your chest (B). When your arms are fully extended, lift your shoulders off the floor…

1 min.
suss out added sugars

Now that you’re free to enjoy up to six teaspoons (24g) of added sugars per day (or, incidentally, an unfair nine teaspoons for men) in any way your heart desires, you’ll need to keep track of how much you’re eating. Sometimes, “sugar maths” is easy. Stir a teaspoon of the sweet stuff into your coffee or drizzle a teaspoon of honey onto your morning porridge and you’ve consumed 4g of sugar or one-sixth of your daily allowance. But as we’ve mentioned before, determining the amount of added sugars in packaged or prepared foods can be tricky. Food manufacturers aren’t required to separate naturally occurring and added sugars on their labels. What they list is the product’s total sugars, which can come from the sugars naturally in the food, added sugars or both. Sneaky!…