Day 1

Start today our 30 Day Belly Blast challenge today! Find out more about the challenge from Slim, Fit & Healthy magazine’s Editor, Christina Neal, by watching this short video and then get started by following the eating and exercise plans below. Remember you can download the toning workout guide as a PDF in the Change Your Shape menu. Printable PDF files of all of the 30 day meal and exercise plans are also available there. Keep visiting our Facebook page to see how others are getting on with the challenge.

Follow the meal plan below and do the exercise plan too.

 

 

Breakfast
Two poached eggs with grilled mushrooms and tomatoes.

Lunch
Cucumber, chickpea, feta salad. Mix together ½ cucumber sliced, 1 sliced spring onion, ½ can cooked chickpeas, 30g feta cheese with a large bag of mixed salad greens. Drizzle with a little lemon juice and olive oil.

Dinner
Baked turkey chilli con carne (makes enough for tomorrow). Cook 150g turkey pieces in a little oil until brown. Add 1 crushed garlic clove, 1 tsp each smoked paprika and cumin 2 tsp apple cider vinegar with 1 tin chopped tomatoes and 1 tin cooked borlotti beans. Bring to a simmer and cook in the oven at 160°C, for 60 minutes.

Snack
150ml plain yogurt with handful of blueberries.

 

Exercise
30 minutes of cardio: anything you choose – brisk walking, jogging, running, cycling, swimming, rowing, cross-trainer, anything that leaves you moderately out of breath. If you prefer, you can break it up into separate chunks if you’re in a gym, e.g. 10 minutes cross-trainer, 10 minutes rower. If you’re new to exercise and you need to break it up into separate chunks – i.e. 10 minutes walking in the morning and 10 minutes walking in the evening, that’s fine.