Here’s something for all teen fashion enthusiasts.
It’s no secret that I’m partial to a chocolate or two. I find cupcakes irresistible and have a devilishly sweet tooth. My mum is always telling me that I’m too young to be fussing about my weight <sighs>, so I won’t allow myself to get obsessional about it.
For me, it’s about striking the right balance. Plus, I like to eat – who doesn’t!
But lately, I’ve been keener on teen fashion and trying to adopt a healthier approach. I’ve found that swapping out treats and integrating exercise in to my daily life is the best way.
So, these are my top tips for staying in shape for our teen clothing without sacrificing the things we love the most.
Yeah, thanks to that guy in Japan, we have to do 10,000 steps a day to stay in shape. It’s actually a lot of steps, especially when you have small feet like mine! But if that’s what it takes to look hot in your teen clothing, it becomes easier than you think.
While I’m not exactly a morning person, I have found that getting it out of the way in the morning frees up the rest of my day and also puts me in a good mood knowing that I’ve already accomplished something.
If you have a dog, take it out for a walk, if you have a class, walk there. Drop the bus, get on your feet and you’ll soon see results!
Swap out Sugar
Any teen fashion enthusiast will tell you that sugar is the enemy. But if you keep it in check, it’s not so bad. That all said, there’s a few obvious and easy ways to curb our cravings.
Full fat cola is the enemy for sure, so switch it out for sugar-free versions. The same goes for candies, there’s now plenty of candy stores that stock sugar-free versions. Or, better still, opt for dried fruit such as strawberries and mangoes that still offer the sweet punch!
Forge the cream in your Starbucks, say no to the extra layer of cheese on your bagel, you get the picture
Nuts and bananas are foods that offer a slow release of energy, and great go-to snacks when the munchies are coming for you!
One less Treat a Week
I’m not the girl who’s ever going to give up donuts. #Sorrynotsorry. But ok, for the sake of ten clothing, if I had to give up one treat less a week that wouldn’t be so hard. I try to stick to healthier options during the week and let loose when it comes to the weekend. WOO HOO!
Going vegan or vegetarian is clearly on trend for a reason. There’s a number of reported health benefits, as Gwyneth would have us believe! Well maybe she’s right, but with my Greek relatives, there’s no getting away from red meat at every family dinner! #FAM!
So, I’ve tried this ‘flexetarian’ thing instead. I suppose you could say it’s a bit of a cheat, but it means I’ve cut down a little on my red meat intake, which can be no bad thing. If you’re interested in trying it, try and set yourself a goal. It might be no meat during the day, or meat only at weekends. Whatever you think you can achieve, set it and see if it helps you.
If you’re an exercise freak, good for you. But for the rest of us, it can be an effort to get motivated. I’ve found that the best way to keep in shape for my teen clothing is to make it fun. I love surfing, tennis and swimming, as it doesn’t feel like exercise.
I play it with my friends regularly and it’s always an excuse to have a laugh. Find your thing, whatever your thing might be. And do it with friends. It helps to have someone kick your ass and get you out of bed to play with them. (Shout out to Zara reading this, my tennis partner in crime!)
So, there you have it, a few neat ways to cut back without compromise. Mwah.
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