Atkins have sent me a couple of carb controlled soups to share with my readers and a few tips on keeping weight off in winter.
According to Atkins, just a few simple swaps can help keep you on the right track:
Don’t give up exercise because it’s cold and wet outside – swap outdoor boot camp for indoor swimming laps, join a social team to play netball or basketball, or hit the treadmill
Trade hot potato chips for oven-baked pumpkin chips; make your own pizza crusts from cauliflower, egg and grated cheese; use low-carb pasta or make zucchini strings instead of traditional pasta; enjoy cauliflower rice rather than fried rice; and replace the noodles in stir-fries with extra veggies
Start following an Atkins style eating plan, low in carbs and protein rich with plenty of natural fats to keep you satisfied longer.
Keep tasty carb-controlled snacks handy rather than giving in to conventional chocolate bar cravings
Plan your meals ahead and cook up delicious soups and stews on the weekend so you’re not tempted to toss your good habits aside for last-minute takeaways which are responsible for plenty of extra pounds during winter – the time of year
Drink plenty of water – often when we think we’re hungry we’re actually thirsty and it’s easy to forget about hydration during the colder months