HEALTH – Drop a dress size or two

The summer in London has been beautiful, blue skies, beaming sunshine and really warm weather.  It is also this time of year that many of us wish we started working out harder before the summer arrived and already had lost a few pounds.  Sadly sometimes life gets in the way and we realise too late, so in search of dropping a dress size or two I found a few amazing items which make getting into that hot little dress just a little bit more enjoyable.

We all know that fizzy drinks are bad for us and although I am a water lover, drinking it can get a little dull.  So for those who are not water fans or would like to drink more water, the amazing new water bottle Citrus Zinger is right up your street.  Ever since I got it, the bottle has been in constant use and I am already drinking twice the amount of water than I did before.  It has a built in juicer that squeezes juice straight into the bottle, so all you have to do it add water and go.  It is a great size too, so you can fit plenty of water in it and it doesn’t leak when you are on the move.  I really love this product and it has helped me get inventive with what I add to my water to make it more exciting, lemon, grapefruit, mint and even frozen raspberries are perfect.  For those looking to drink more water and get fit, this is a must!

The Citrus Zinger is available at RRP of £16.95, but if you are quick you can get it at the special price of £10.95  http://www.jdharris.co.uk/citrus-zinger-water-bottle

For those looking to drink more water and get fit, this is a must!

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They say loosing weight is 80% what you eat and 20% exercise, but just because working out is less of a percentage in achieving the overall result it doesn’t mean you can give it a miss.  For me music makes me move, whether is in a fitness class, walking the dog or working out in the gym.  I have found many headphones have a cord which is too short to put your iPod in your pocket or fall out as soon as you get active, for me the yurbuds are the perfect solution.  The ear buds fit perfectly and comfortably in your ear, they do not fall out when you are working out, come in a lovely case, have a cord long enough to work out and come in amazing colours.  They are durable, beautiful, long lasting, style that is worth paying for and is a great investment for your long-term work out goals.

The ear buds fit perfectly and comfortably in your ear, they do not fall out when you are working out, come in a lovely case, have a cord long enough to work out and come in amazing colours. 

yubruds are available from Wiggle, John Lewis, Runners Need, Sweatshop and are £50.00  www.yurbuds.co.uk

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Working out in this weather means sweat is unavoidable, but sweat in your eyes can be enough to put you off your workout.  Halo created a funky new headband with sweat proof smart technology.  It comes in some lovely vibrant colours, is comfortable to wear and keeps sweat from dripping into your eyes when working out.  The thing I really loved about the Halo II is that it did not move when I was working out, it stayed just where it was meant to and is a must for those who want to make your work out more enjoyable.

The Halo II did not move when I was working out, it stayed just where it was meant to and is a must for those who want to make your work out more enjoyable.

Halo Headbands are available to purchase online from www.haloheadbanduk.com £12.95

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If like me you are a busy executive and have little time to plan your meals, then you will love these treats Onepot by Soulful.  They are low in calories and taste absolutely amazing.  I am vegetarian, but they have tasty options for meat lovers as well.  They come already made in a little pot and can be eaten hot or cold. The Thai green curry has a delicious coconut taste and the butternut, lentil and spinach was a delightful mix of hearty and tasty vegetables.  The Soulful Onepot’s are tasty, moreish and filling enough to stop you snacking on anything else.

The Soulful Onepot’s are tasty, moreish and filling enough to stop you snacking on anything else.

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Onepot is RRP is £3.49 and available from Ocado, Wholefoods and www.soulfulfood.com

imgresSticking to a strict diet can be tough, so even when one is on a mission to drop a dress size or two – the odd naughty treat can help you be good for the rest of the week.  However, even if you are doing it as the odd treat, it can be hard not to feel guilty.  Luckily Formoline have come up with a tablet L112 that help you reduce your calorie intake for those treat days.  It works by helping you reduce your energy intake by reducing fats absorbed for food, perfect to let you eat the odd naughty thing without feeling the guilt.

It works by helping you reduce your energy intake by reducing fats absorbed for food, perfect to let you eat the odd naughty thing without feeling the guilt.

formoline L112 costs £24.95 for 48 tablets and is available from pharmacies and health food shops nationwide, or online at www.healthstuff.co.uk

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 16.50.01Another great find for busy Londoners was the Danielle Collins 10 minute natural body lift CD, it is simple enough to do at home and just the right level to get results.  The CD has 6 10-minute yoga and Pilate’s workouts, so there can be no excuses that you do not have enough time to work out.  You can easily do 10-30 minutes a day working on different areas.  The workouts include full body, sculpt the arms, tone your tummy, lift the bottom, define the legs and the all important relaxation.  This really is the perfect work out for busy professionals or busy mums and at around 15 pounds is an absolute bargain.

This really is the perfect work out for busy professionals or busy mums and at around 15 pounds is an absolute bargain.

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Good luck to all of you are wanting to drop a dress size or just keep fit, hopefully these wonderful finds can go a little way to help you achieve your goal!

Cat, Heart London Magazine

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