Easter might have been a week ago but if you’re anything like me you’ll have spent the last 7 days scoffing any remaining chocolate that was left over.

The kids are back to school tomorrow so I’m going to take you through my 3 top tips that will help you shift that bloat and get back on track with both your training and diet.

Step 1: Drink more water & eat more veg

This is my first bit of advice to anyone who’s overindulged! Whether it’s because you’ve been on holiday or following times like Easter or Christmas the chances are you’ve not drunk enough water or eaten enough veg.

Getting back into good habits by doing the basics like this will very quickly help you to feel healthier and stop your tummy feeling quite so bloated!

It’s also a sneaky way of stopping your overeating on snacks and chocolate! If you’re drinking more water and eating more veg you’ll feel more full and have less cravings!

Step 2: Do some exercise everyday

Any training you normally do might well have gone out the window over the last couple of weeks with the kids to look after all day everyday. Your diet is the most crucial thing when it comes to losing weight but exercise plays an important part too.

As well as helping you burn additional calories, exercise will help you get fitter, stronger, feel healthier but also just feel better mentally.

I say it all the time, but don’t underestimate how much better you can feel from doing even a small amount of exercise. It’s a time for you to focus on yourself and is an investment in not only your physical health but also your mental wellbeing.

Aim to elevate your heart rate through whatever form of exercise 3-4 times a week. That might be going to the gym, doing a Lean Mums workout at home, or even just going for a brisk walk. And on the other days just try to be active, you’ll feel loads better for it.

Step 3: Get back into a healthy routine with your eating

You’ll notice that there’s been no mention so far of juice diets or detoxes. The best way to lose weight quickly and effectively is to get back into a routine that works for you and that you can maintain.

A juice diet might help you drop a few pounds but you’ll be sick of it in no time and so often people end up binging again and putting more weight back on.

Just focus on doing the basics well. You might want to try following the Lean Mums Meal Plan with the specially designed 400 calorie recipes or it might just be getting back into your normal routine. Either way go for sensible and sustainable over drastic and short-term!

Good luck and let me know how you get on.

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