Life­shape Clinic di­eti­tian Ni­cola Moore shares her sim­ple tips to look and feel great for your next big event.

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If you have a spe­cial oc­ca­sion com­ing up, it’s per­fectly nor­mal to want to shed a lit­tle ex­tra weight to feel more con­fi­dent on the day.

How­ever there’s no need to re­sort to crash di­ets when sub­tle, daily changes to your nu­tri­tion and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity will get you re­sults.

The sim­plest way to im­prove your nu­tri­tion in the lead up to a big event is to elim­i­nate your dis­cre­tionary calo­ries.

“This in­cludes milky cof­fees, juice, soda, and the ex­tra glasses of wine, and de­creas­ing your meat by ¼ at each meal,” Ni­cola ex­plains.

“Re­place these with wa­ter, herbal tea and bulk your meals up with non-starchy veg­eta­bles or salad.”

Next, in­crease your phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity by just 10 min­utes more a day.

“Be­ing more ac­tive doesn’t have to mean slog­ging it out at the gym,” Ni­cola says.

“Some fun ways to fit in ex­tra phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity in­clude gar­den­ing, play­ing in the back­yard with the kids, or walk­ing them to school.”

The key to weight man­age­ment is en­sur­ing con­sis­tent, pos­i­tive be­hav­iours even when an event isn’t com­ing up. “The goal of our Life­shape pro­grams is to en­cour­age our clients to live a life of bal­ance year round,” Ni­cola says. “Sim­ply mak­ing an ef­fort to in­tro­duce daily, healthy habits is huge step in the right di­rec­tion to­wards a more con­fi­dent, healthy you.” Visit Life­shape Clinic at Medici Med­i­cal Cen­tre, Suite 103, Level 1, on the cor­ner of Scott and Cur­zon streets.

Al­ter­na­tively phone 1800 567 348 or visit life­shape.com.au.

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