Morning Elixir has been designed to be used as a breakfast replacement. It not only gives your body a massive hit of micronutrients to stimulate our metabolism, it also provides gentle plant fibre and plant protein to give us a drip feed of energy and to help us feel satisfied for longer. More protein and easy to digest fibre in our diet has been shown to be effective in reducing cravings for empty calories such as foods high in refined sugar and caffeine.
Here are our co-founder nutritional therapist Karen Newby’s top 6 tips for longterm weight loss:
1. It is not how much you eat but what you eat that really matters.
A good way to lose weight is to eat yourself skinny by eating the right foods. This allows you to eat plenty of food on a daily basis without any sense of deprivation, hunger or excessive cravings.
2. You need fat to lose fat!
Healthy fats and oils communicate the perfect biochemical messages to the brain and help cells function properly. Also, by avoiding or restricting fat you are setting up the body to store more fat in the long run.
3. Be mindful of what you eat.
Taking time to eat slowly and chew properly gives your body enough time to make digestive juices to help breakdown food as well as allowing the body time to send messages to the brain to say that you are full.
4. Eat regularly to stay one step ahead of your body’s biochemistry.
This will minimize making unhealthy food choices and binge eating.
5. Your caloric intake should follow the path of the sun.
Too many people eat their largest meal at the end of the day – it should be the opposite at either breakfast or lunch. This allows your body to get the energy it needs throughout the day and reduces the risk of food being laid down as fat and not being burnt off as energy.
6. Strive for consistency, not perfection.
Be diligent where possible but allow yourself some leeway, which helps you to be successful in the long term. I practice the 80/20 rule. Eat 80% of foods that will nourish your body and 20% that aren’t so good – but enjoy them!
Karen Newby, BSc Nutritional Medicine, mBANT, CNHC, co-Founder of Alchemy Organic Super Blends