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These are the foods you should be eating this Bank Holiday weekend

The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan reveals the foods you should be eating to nourish yourself and stay on track this Bank Holiday

It’s Bank Holiday weekend which can only mean one thing – households across the nation will be firing up their barbecues. Yet with temptation around every corner, it can be difficult not to overindulge.

Mark Gilbert, nutritionist at The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan, shares the foods you should be eating to avoid the post-BBQ guilt this Bank Holiday:

Watermelon – Besides being a great low-calorie source of vitamins A and C, watermelon contains lycopene, a natural cartenoid which studies have suggested can lower the risk of heart and vascular disease and some cancers. It is also a concentrated source of citrulline, an amino acid which helps your blood vessels dilate and support good blood pressure. It’s fantastic for a refreshing summer mocktail.

Chickpeas – Chickpeas offer a range of health benefits. As an ingredient, they’re high in folate, other B vitamins, several minerals, protein, fibre and even contain omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. They have shown to reduce levels of bad cholesterol and make for a great addition to any salad and side dishes.

Quinoa – Quinoa is one of very few grains that contains enough of all of the essential amino acids that are required to repair and maintain our muscles, blood, enzymes, organs and support our immunity. It’s also high in probiotic fibre to foster good bacteria growth in our gut and is a good antioxidant. Plus, it makes a pretty great burger!

Head to our recipes pages to see some fantastic recipes courtesy of 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan.

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About 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan

The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan’s roots can be traced back to the 1960s, when biochemist Dr Alan Howard started to research the perfect diet.

In 2009 the Cambridge Diet was rebranded to Cambridge Weight Plan and started its Employee Ownership journey in 2010.

Today, it is a passionate and profitable group of people who provide support, flexible weight loss plans, products and business opportunities that help other people achieve their goals. Whatever those goals may be.

Cambridge Weight Plan undertook a major rebrand in 2018, becoming known as The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan, investing in a multi-million pound integrated campaign which sat across cinema, TV, social, digital and print. 

In the UK, the company sells and markets The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan brand through independent Cambridge Weight Plan consultants, which have increased by 64 per cent to reach a milestone 6,000 consultants in June 2019. All consultants offer one-to-one support to guide slimmers through their weight loss and into weight maintenance.

The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan’s meal replacement programme (MRP) uses formula food soups, shakes, bars and other foods to replace conventional foods, thus giving a lower dietary energy intake than on a conventional reducing diet. Cambridge Weight Plan MRPs are nutritionally complete, providing all protein, essential fat, vitamins and minerals needed.

The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan have received a number of accolades for its commitment to employees, attaining new generation six Investors in People (IIP) Silver Award, becoming a Real Living Wage responsible employer and receiving a RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety management to name a few.

Worldwide, The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan is sold through an extensive distributor network and its products are exported to more than 30 countries.

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