As we’re nearing the end of January, and a pretty depressing one it’s been with all the awful weather we’ve had – it’s really tempting to forget all those New Year resolutions and settle down in front of the TV with a nice glass of wine and a snack or two!

However, if you’ve managed these last few weeks without any alcohol and have cut down on the carbs you should be feeling the benefits.  Obviously the longer you keep going the more benefits you’ll see but, being realistic, dieting should not be a long-term thing and if you go on a diet and lose weight – then go back to your old eating habits – you’ll just put the weight back on again.

So, what’s the answer?  Well, finding a happy medium is probably the best way forward – and that means trying to maintain what you’ve already achieved. So, whenever you feel the urge to ‘just have one more’ biscuit/crisp/wine/beer or whatever it is that is tempting you – console yourself with the knowledge that you are not actually depriving yourself (after all, you’ve just had that biscuit/crisp etc.) and if you can just remember that old saying ‘everything in moderation‘you’ll be on the right track.  Don’t deny yourself the odd indulgence – you’ll only be miserable if you do. For example, once a week you could have a bar of chocolate, and maybe a few glasses of wine over the weekend – not a bar of choc every day and two or three glasses of wine every night – that way fatness lies!

You may have heard the words ‘Portion Control’ being used when it comes to healthy eating. This simply means taking account of the size of the portions of food you put onto your plate every time you have a meal be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Information on this can be found on many websites concerned with dieting and eating well, but the main point is that watching not only WHAT you eat but also HOW MUCH you eat at each meal  will impact on how much you weigh at the end of each week.  It’s advocated that Portion Control is practiced long-term – not just as part of a diet or for one or two weeks.  That way, you are sure to be keeping to a set number of calories (without having to count them every time) and ensuring your weight stays pretty much at the same level.

If cellulite is a problem, you’ll know that it can be hard to shift, even if you are careful with your diet and drink plenty of water.  Lipomassage (the technical term is Endermologie) refers to the science of cell stimulation developed by the French company LPG.  It reactivates deep dormant cellular activity by mechanically stimulating the skin (mechano-stimulation) which is painless and non-invasive.

Lipomassage controls cellulite, reshapes and firms your body, whilst relaxing you like a massage by using a series of rollers and vacuum.  Aquarius Spa is the place to come if you really want to get rid of it once and for all.  All our therapists are trained by LPG and are happy to answer any queries you may have concerning Lipomassage.