Weight loss tips: Six of our favourite snack distractions right now

June 6, 2014 - Style, Weight loss tips

Attractive casual student lying on grass readingWhile you’re losing weight it can sometimes be hard not to think about food, but if you keep busy you won’t have time to focus on the negatives. Here are six of our favourite activities to bring some positivity to your life today.



Enjoy the pleasure of simple things and stay happy for 100 days. Simply sign up on the website, take a photo of what makes you happy every day and post it on your chosen social media. When you complete it, you’ll get a book of all those moments of joy. Find out more at


The latest book from philosophy writer Julian Baggini examines not just how we eat, farm and shop but how those choices define our human nature. Baggini asks what food can teach us about being virtuous and if what we eat can affect how we live. Available from


We’ve long been fans of the incredible TED talks – inspiring short talks, available online. Three we love that urge us to see life’s opportunities are Diana Nyad: Never, ever give up, Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days, and Steve Jobs: How to live before you die. Watch at


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Treat yourself to some top designer brands at House of Fraser’s new online plus-sized boutique. Responding to popular demand, the store will be offering sizes 14-28 on a selection of designs. The range will include swimwear, underwear and accessories. Find out more at



If you’re dreaming of a sunny summer, then glow yoga is the workout for you. A gentler version of the notorious hot yoga, it’s accompanied by SAD lighting and infrared heating to softly lift your mood. Suitable for beginners. Find a class at


Whipping up a healthy lunch couldn’t be easier with this new gadget. The Cuisinart soup maker chops, cooks, simmers and blends your ingredients in 20 minutes, for homemade soup without the fuss. Cold, unappetising lunches will be a thing of the past. Available at, £140.

What’s your go-to activity when you want to stay positive? Share your tips below.