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Women's Fitness Guide Issue 12

We all want to look and feel our best, so our Women's Fitness series provides you with your own personal trainer in bookazine form. Each edition focuses in on one aim, using expert advice from fitness professionals and nutritionists to help you reach your goals. You could try out the Women's Guide to Running, the Best Body Bootcamp, Tone up in Ten Minutes, Get Your Body Back – and numerous other titles all dedicated to helping you feel fitter and healthier at your own pace.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
10 Issues

in this issue

1 min

Are you looking for healthy, diet-friendly recipes and nutrition advice? You’ve come to the right place. A must for any budding healthy chef, this guide provides expert advice to present 21 of our best recipes to satisfy your tastebuds and help you reach your weight-loss goals. You’ll learn the secrets to a healthy diet and discover how easy it is to create slimline versions of your favourite meals. You’ll also learn some healthy cooking skills to use in the kitchen and discover new, tasty and nutritious ingredients. By following our easy eating suggestions, in combination with regular exercise, you’ll soon feel slim, energised and brimming with health. That’s a promise!…

2 min
how to use this book

The secret to healthy eating is a secret no more! In this book, you’ll find all you need to know about nourishing your body to help you lose weight, feel energised and regain control over your eating habits. If you’re time-starved, feeling uninspired in the kitchen and want a sensible approach to eating for weight loss, we have the answers and the recipes. The best advice is now at your fingertips, so let’s get started! 1 Learn the basics Healthy eating and steady weight loss calls for a sensible approach to nutrition, so the first section of this guide introduces you to the key principles of a balanced diet. Forget fad diets promising quick results, we’ll show you how to give your body the fuel it needs to perform at its best.…

1 min
a balanced diet

Eating a healthy diet not only makes you feel good, it has a wealth of additional benefits. Your eyes sparkle, your skin glows, you can think more clearly and, most importantly, you reduce your risk of serious health conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and cancer. Add to this soaring energy levels and a stable weight, and it sounds like the wonder drug we’ve all being waiting for. But what exactly is a balanced diet? Read on to discover the secrets to optimum nutrition...…

2 min
eat right, stay slim

Contrary to what you may have read, seen on TV or been told in the past, a balanced diet is easy to achieve. Variety and portion control is the key. You should eat a well-proportioned amount of all food groups to ensure you get all the levels of macronutrients and micronutrients your body needs to function at its best (see box). A healthy diet may help to prevent certain illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It may also help to reduce your risk of developing some cancers. Your immune system thrives on healthy foods, so eating a balanced diet may help you to recover faster from colds and flu. Also, if you are overweight and would like to drop pounds, eating a healthy diet can help you achieve…

1 min
know your nutrients

MACRONUTRIENTS Protein, carbs and fat form your diet’s basis. You need large numbers of these nutrients daily. MICRONUTRIENTS These are found in smaller amounts in food and include vitamins and minerals. Fibre and water, although they don’t contain nutrients or provide the body with energy, are also classed as micronutrients, because each forms an essential part of your diet. All foods contain macro- and micronutrients in varied values. For example, a slice of white bread and a slice of wholemeal bread contain similar amounts of carbohydrate, but wholemeal bread contains more vitamins, minerals and fibre than its white counterpart. Your body gets more bang for its buck with wholemeal bread! So, it’s vital to eat a fresh, varied diet with as little processed food as possible.…

2 min
the energy equation

Thanks to years of scaremongering and poor advice, calories are feared by many dieters. News flash! Your body needs calories to survive and function at its best, so don’t be scared of them. A calorie is a unit of measurement for the amount of energy your body can get from food. If you’re eating a balanced diet but your overall calorie intake exceeds the number of calories you burn off each day through activity, it’s hard to maintain your current weight or lose weight. The number of calories needed each day for the body to function efficiently is different for each individual. Your weight, age and activity level are the main factors that determine your daily calorie CALCULATE YOUR CALORIES Your body requires a certain number of calories each day just to survive.…