Wage War Against The Wobble - 10 tips to incorporate into your daily routine 

1.Don't skip meals - your body will crave high calorie, sugary / fatty foods that you might not otherwise look to eat, to compensate for not eating.

2.Eat foods that keep you fuller for longer. For example, by adding just 10% of lean protein to your breakfast keeps you fuller for longer. Try adding baked beans and / or lean ham to scrambled eggs.

3.Try eating soup. Soup keeps you fuller for longer. If you blend and puree your food into a soup rather than just eating the food items separately – it is believed to curb hunger pangs and cravings by keeping you fuller for longer.

4.Change your plate size from 12" to 10" and eat up to 22% less food. We have a tendency to eat everything on our plate rather than to stop eating once we are full.

5.Understand calories and think about what food swaps you can make to your daily diet for lower calorie alternatives. You could eat much fewer calories with a series of small changes to your diet, which will make big changes to your waistline. For example, switch full fat dairy products, including milk, cheese, yoghurts & butter to low fat alternatives. Following scientific studies, it is now believed that eating low fat dairy products might help fight the flab by helping you absorb less fat from foods.

6.Stress. People under stress tend to grab high-fat, sugary foods. Try to identify if this is something you do and prepare for such situations. For example, you could keep lots of healthy snacks in your cupboard at home or at work.

7.Try giving one of your favourite ‘bad’ foods up. Far from craving it – you might see your craving for this food decrease or even disappear!

8.Try keeping a food diary. It’s boring but will reveal to you that you probably eat more food and consume more calories than you think you do. People often forget to note down healthy foods and snacks as they think these don’t count. Try to include everything you eat in typical day to get an accurate picture of your real calorie intake.

9.Keep on moving. Try to move around more in your usual daily routine. Increase your speed when walking anywhere, use the stairs, do housework quickly. You’ll be surprised how many extra calories you can burn by simply increasing your usual daily activity and doing things with a spring in your step.

10.Afterburn. Following exercise, you continue to burn fat up to 24 hours, even when you are sleeping. That’s one really good reason to exercise or increase the amount you exercise!