Why your diet needs a kickstart this April
Did you have a good Easter break? Chances are that if your Easter was anything like mine it included a lot more chocolate and Hot Cross Buns than it should have and a lot less activity. Never fear, we have the answer for you – our 2 week Shape Me April Kickstart – a simple, nutritionally balanced weight loss program I have written to help kickstart your diet this April. And if you need a little more convincing, here are 5 reasons your diet needs a kickstart this April
1. You have put on a couple of kg since Easter
Easter holidays are great, but they also feature a disproportionate amount of eating and drinking, as well as plenty of laying about not doing too much at all. So in an attempt to rid yourself of any extra weight gain before we move into Winter, a simple 2 week diet kick start will get you back on track quickly.
2. You need some help meal planning
Planning is the key to dietary success yet when we are busy it is the planning aspect of our meals that tends to fall by the wayside. Signing up to an easy to follow program that focuses on budget style eating, planning meals and snacks in advance and utilising leftovers is an easy way to get into the grove of regular meal planning.
3. You need some inspiration
Even if you are used to eating well, our go to meals and snacks can simply become a little boring over time. The Shape Me April Kickstart will introduce you to a whole range of calorie controlled, nutritionally balanced meals and snacks that you will love.
4. You can stick to a plan for a week or two
The biggest issues with diets of any kind is that they are not sustainable – the Shape Me April Kickstart is easy to follow and will fit into your normal life so you can lose a few kg without feeling as if you are following a strict diet.
5. You want someone to do all the work for you
Even though you may know deep down what to eat, there is something nice about someone doing all the thinking and planning for you. All you need to do is sign up, get to the supermarket and you will be ready to go
Try one of our quick & easy April Kickstart recipes for yourself, our delicious Sweet Potato Soup.
April Kickstart Recipe: Sweet Potato Soup
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 onion, sliced
1 cloves garlic
100g of sweet potato, cubed
1/4 cup red lentils
1 cup salt-reduced vegetable stock (gluten free if required)
1/2 large zucchini, coarsely grated
1. Brown the onion and garlic in the olive oil in a saucepan.
2. Add the sweet potato, lentils and vegetable stock.
3. Cook for 20-25 mins.
4. Grate the zucchini into the soup just before serving.