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Super easy meal planner SHIFT THOSE POUNDS IN TIME FOR THE SUMMER WITH THIS SIMPLE DIET W hether you’re looking to lose weight following pregnancy, or a troublesome relationship or the stress of a job has caused you to pile on the pounds, shedding the flab can be a daunting prospect – which is where this plan comes in. LOSE IT Breakfasts Fruit compote Place 170g ready-to-eat dried fruit in a bowl. Cover with boiling water and leave overnight in the fridge. Serve with 2tbsp natural yogurt and a handful of mixed nuts for added crunch – and protein! Muesli Soak 50g no-added-sugar or salt muesli overnight in enough cold 122 | JUNE 2013 water to cover. In the morning add a banana, peeled and chopped TAKE A SIP and 2tbsp natural yogurt and AROUND 75% OF 1tbsp of either pumpkin or HUNGER PANGS sunflower seeds. ARE DUE TO YOUR BODY CRYING OUT FOR WATER Raspberry, pear drink Put 125g fresh raspberries or you can use thawed frozen raspberries instead, ½ pear, peeled, cored and chopped, and 80ml water in a blender. Whiz or blend together until mixture is smooth. Plus two large grilled tomatoes on one slice rye or wholemeal bread. Fruit salad Serve a bowl of chopped fresh fruit (such as apple, melon, grapes, kiwi and berries) with three rye crispbreads, spread with a little honey. Beans on toast Heat 150g baked beans and pour over a slice wholemeal toast, spread with 1tsp low-fat spread. Plus one pear. WORDS: Marie Farquharson | PHOTOGRAPHS: Getty Images All you need to do to start shifting the weight and improving your overall health is select three daily meals, plus snacks to make up your calorie allowance. If you have less than 1st to lose, you’ll need to eat around 1,250 calories, including one snack. If you have between 1st and 3st to lose, aim for around 1,500 calories a day, including three snacks. And if you have over 3st to lose, tot up a daily 1,750 calories, including five snacks. As you start to lose weight, reduce your snacks accordingly. Remember to take some gentle, moderate exercise for at least 20 minutes every day, too.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013

Editor's letter
Carol's hello
Summer days
Rear of the year
Shades of citrus
Maxi moment
Good for the sole
Razzle dazzle
Swing by the sixties
All shapes and sizes
Steal her look
The swimwear round
A moment with Carol
Beaming with pride
Loose women
Forever friends
What men want
The D word
Fear not
Keep your flirt on
Sex on fire
Culinary classics
Food glorious food
At a pinch
Oiling the meals
Flaming hot
Under the grill
Raise a glass
Water works
Weight-dropping wonders
Tuck in
Home improvements
Holiday hazards
Proceed with caution
Warning signs
Down to the bare bones
Back on track
A sorry sight
20 under £20
How do they do it?
Rewind time
Lacklustre locks?
Pearly brights
Good job hunting
Old timers
The golden years
Cash in a flash
Money guru
Foster the love
Child's play
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
Summertime accessories
Those in glass houses
On the tiles
Home safe home
Savvy traveller
Holiday honcho
Port of call
Here come the girls
It's a numbers game
Book it in
Up, up and away!
Last word

At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013