Dr. Rose: Get Ready for the Festival Season

Besides making us look prettier for the summer parties, losing a bit of weight can actually be useful when it is achieved in a healthy way. Nóra Galló, the dietician of Dr. Rose has some great tips for us!

Smoothie, the Wild Card

As it is crucially important to have the right amount of nutrients and trace elements during your diet, it’s worth consuming more vegetables and low-sugar fruits. You don’t have to feel stuck with the boring line of salads: complete your main courses with a freshly made shake! What’s more, unlike squeezed juices, you can preserve the precious fibres of the ingredients in a smoothie.

Low-Calorie Smoothies that are Rich in Nutrients

A Classic Favourite: apple, carrot, linseed flakes and one teaspoon of almond butter

“A Glass of Freshness”: banana, baby spinach, green apple, avocado, narrow leaf seed husk

“Bloody Mary with a Twist”: red beet, raspberry, currant, chia seed, one teaspoon of avocado oil

Ease Your Hunger

By balancing your blood sugar level, you can get rid of the feel of hunger, the craving for sweets and the fatigue that usually occurs when someone is on an unsuitable diet. To keep your blood sugar on the right level, try to eat a small portion in every 2,5-3,5 hours.

Superb Diet Snacks

Instead of looking for some chocolate, mix some cottage cheese and yoghurt together, add some strawberries or a handful of berries. If you feel hungry hours before lunchtime, you can always have a fine vegetable dip. Make some hummus, or homemade lentil, bean, avocado or tuna cream and dip some carrots or celery in it! For an afternoon snack, combine some cottage cheese with some herbs like parsley, dill, or basil and spread it onto a piece of whole-wheat bread or biscuit, then complete your plate with some cucumber and sprouts. Your diet can be much more efficient if you have at least 2,5-3 litres of different kinds of fluids a day, including soups or juicy fruits. Don’t forget that drinks containing caffeine don’t count as they dehydrate the body.