Are you going on holiday in the next few weeks and want to look a little better in your swimsuit? Need to shift that stubborn 10lbs? It’s not too late. By following these basic healthy eating and exercise tips, you'll look and feel better in just two weeks. Its pretty straight-forward. Remember this is a 2 week quick-fix but it’s so easy that maybe you'll work these good habits into your daily routine.
 
Banish all refined starch and sugar
Remove all the starchy and sugary carbs from your kitchen. This will help to stabilise your blood sugar levels to minimise cravings. This includes: white bread, white pasta and white rice; no biscuits, crackers, other baked foods, cakes, sweets. Instead you will enjoy "good carbs," such as plenty of non-starchy vegetables, including beans and other legumes and wholegrain foods. 
 
Eat good snacks to keep hunger at bay
This will only work if you can keep hunger at bay. Keep a stash of nutrient-dense, high-fibre snacks handy — and never skip meals or snacks. Eating the right things frequently can keep you from the temptation of overdoing it and thus help you reach your weight-loss goal. Check out our best snack ideas http://www.mummypages.ie/15-snacks-under-150-calories
 
Get moving
Try to work 20 extra minutes of exercise per day into the next 14 days. If you’re not a regular exerciser, a brisk walk, cycle or a swim is ideal. You will lose weight and you'll be amazed at how much fitter and healthier you'll feel in such a short time. 
 
Treat yourself, but not with food
Did you stick to the plan for the 2 weeks? Did you pass on that slice of chocolate cake? Good for you. You deserve to reward yourself – but not with food. Treat yourself to a lovely holiday outfit and get packing!

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