Enjoy your September reset with Lo-Dough... and have a health kick that tastes great.
If you’ve enjoyed a summer of over-indulgence and feel like you need a reset, September is the perfect time to begin your pre-winter health kick. With the kids back to school and holidays out of the way, routines slot back into place and those little windows of you-time become available once more.
Small, but significant lifestyle changes you make now can put you in good stead for the winter months, but that doesn’t have to mean missing out on the good things in life. By enjoying Lo-Dough as part of a healthy diet, you can continue to eat the foods you love, whilst cutting back on calories and carbs and maintaining high levels of protein and fibre - the good stuff we all need when hitting the reset button.
5 tips to reset this September and start your health kick now!
Don’t do anything drastic - even though they’re set with the best of intentions, big changes often aren’t sustainable, especially when it comes to your diet. We’re all about making smart switches when it comes to food that will last forever. Concentrate on getting plenty of fruit and veg, up your protein intake and look for low-calorie options to get you in that all important deficit.
Meal plan - getting prepped ahead of time with a great meal plan can really be the key to success when it comes to making good choices with food. If you have a busy week ahead, use some of the time at the weekend to batch cook and freeze in portions to make mealtimes a breeze. If you need some inspiration, check out our recipes and meal plan suggestions online!
Move more - set a step challenge this September and get your friends involved. Whether it’s 10k a day or slightly more, make it something you can realistically achieve and get moving. If you’re struggling to get steps in, set your alarm 15 minutes early and head out for a quick stroll before you start your day or allow time to walk the journeys you would usually drive or catch public transport.
Eat plenty of fibre - here at Lo-Dough, we love fibre and the benefits of a fibre-rich diet. Fibre- packed foods will keep you feeling satisfied and fuller for longer, and they can also improve your gut health and control your blood sugar levels. In the UK, it’s recommended that we consume 30g of fibre per day, so including a Lo-Dough base in your daily meals will provide almost a third towards your target!
Make sleep a priority - it’s easy to neglect your sleep but in reality, it’s one of the most important things our bodies need in order to function as best they can. A good night’s sleep (every night, not just once) will keep your immune system strong, reduce stress and look after your mental wellbeing - just to name a few! Sleep can also help you to maintain a healthy weight and if you’re feeling well rested, you’re sure to make better choices throughout the day.