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Weekly meal plans: De­li­cious, healthy recipes, all triple-tested and calo­rie-counted.

Shop­ping lists sent to your dig­i­tal de­vice: Split into ex­act amounts so you don’t over-buy.

Achiev­able weekly ex­er­cise pro­grams: Build in as lit­tle or as much as you want with our easy-to-fol­low in­struc­tions and how-to videos. There are also email prompts and mo­ti­va­tional mes­sages to get you on your way to your goals.

In­spir­ing in­for­ma­tion: Learn about more as­pects of healthy liv­ing and re­ceive cus­tomised emails that are packed with ex­pert ad­vice. Sim­ply tell us what you want to achieve and does the rest. and pre­vent you from snack­ing on sug­ary car­bo­hy­drates. Eggs, chicken, fish, lean meat, legumes, nuts, yo­ghurt and low-fat cheese are all good sources of pro­tein.

Sup­ple­ment with chromium and mag­ne­sium: Th­ese trace min­er­als can keep blood-su­gar lev­els in check. Take 600mcg of chromium and 400-600mg of mag­ne­sium a day. b+s per­sonal trainer Kirsty Welsh shares her top tips on main­tain­ing the de­sire for work­ing out.

Don’t go out too hard: This is the top rea­son that peo­ple lose mo­ti­va­tion. They get in­jured, post­pone a cou­ple of ses­sions and then don’t go back be­cause they’ve lost their fit­ness and their drive. Take it slow, don’t ex­pect overnight fit­ness and set small achiev­able goals reg­u­larly.

Do what you en­joy: Re­searchers at Brown Univer­sity in the US found that ex­er­cis­ers who are ex­cited about their work­out rather than re­luc­tant spend 63 per cent more time do­ing it.

Make it so­cial: There’s a dou­ble edge to this mo­ti­va­tional sword: If you ex­er­cise with a buddy, you’re less likely to can­cel, and hav­ing com­pany can also make the time pass quickly and dis­tract you from the pain of ex­er­tion. A UK study of 1000 women found that 64 per cent of those who ex­er­cised with mates pushed them­selves harder than if they worked out alone.

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