Tips to reduce snacking during lockdown


Do you find you keep snacking during the lockdown while you are at home and close to the fridge & pantry?

Read our tips bellow to reduce your snacking so you don’t put on extra weight to make you slower on hills once we can ride outside again.

How to stop snacking:

  1. Ask yourself – am I hungry? Or am I bored or upset, stressed, lonely?
  2. Eat enough well balanced meals – half of plate vegetables, quarter plate protein, quarter plate carbs with fat. More about that in my next post.
  3. Drink plenty of water. You can add lemon juice or rooibos tea or sparkling water. Stay away from all soda drinks even the types of Coke Zero etc. Those are full of artificial sweeteners and it will only leave you crave more sugar.
  4. Keep yourself busy with work, reading, play with kids, do an art, etc.
  5. Exercise every day if possible. Now it always doesn’t need to be hard or long workout. 10 mins of core exercise or stretching on your rest day will help with blood flow and it will keep you feel good about yourself and healthy.
  6. Regular exercise makes you want to eat healthy meals and not junk food. Treat your snacks like a meal. Try to solely eat when you snack. Put it on a plate, sit at the table, put away your phone, stop working, and just pay attention to the food you’re eating and enjoy it! Being more intentional around your snacks (and meals) will help you recognize when you’re full, therefore helping to keep your snacking in check.
  7. Brush your teeth. Trust me on this one. Sometimes when you have leftover flavors in your mouth you continue to crave them.

Control the environment:

  1. If you can’t stop, it might be time to take drastic measures. Stop buying those snacks you cannot resist eating! You cannot eat what is not there. It may seem obvious, but storing snack foods out of sight or in hard-to-reach places can be helpful too. Out of sight, out of mind.
  2. If you notice that there are certain activities when you always end up mindlessly snacking (watching TV, putting away dinner leftovers, post-baking cookies). You may need to change your pattern.

Pretty Pedal – Weekly group and weekend rides in Atlantic Seaboard and Southern Suburbs.

Thank you for your interest!

We are excited to see more ladies on bikes! But we all know that riding alone is just unfortunately not an option. That’s why we’ve launched Pretty Pedal.

In addition to the safety of riding in a group, we will help you gain confidence, increase fitness, skill up on the road and off road and – naturally – make new cycling friends.

The payment options are:

  • R200 per Ride.
  • R190 per Ride if you pay for 10. Which should be used within 3 months.
  • R1900 for 10 Rides or
  • Monthly unlimited Rides per schedule R690.

The schedule for next week will be:

  • First ride ‪14th of January 2020‬!
  • Tues road ride ‪6am‬ Sea Point / Virgin Active Bill Peters Drive
  • Tues road ride ‪9am‬ Sea Point / Virgin Active Bill Peters Drive
  • Thurs road/mtb ‪6am‬ Claremont Palmyra junction
  • Thurs road/mtb ‪9am‬ Sea Point / Virgin Active Bill Peters Drive
  • Saturday road ride- Virgin Active Bill Peters Drive

Lara Tennent, an experienced cyclist and captain of ladies winning team of Double Century will be leading the ‪6am‬ rides and alternate weekend rides and Kate Slegrova, cycling coach and personal trainer, will be doing the ‪9am‬ and alternate weekend rides.

Cape Town Cycle Tour Training

Sign up now for 12 week training programme for the Cape Town Cycle Tour!

Programme includes:

  • fitness test on Wattbike and strength core assessment with coach Kate Slegrova
  • Set up of correct heart rate and power training zones
  • An online training programme on Training peaks website tailored for your specific needs to do on your own
  • Strength and core training program with exercise description and videos
  • Nutrition guidelines
  • A coach that will make sure that you don’t slack off!

Cost: R1900

Email or call/WhatsApp 076 579 1722

BreakAwayRides Calendar 2018 | Junior Mountain Biking Academy School Term 2 (10 Apr – 22 Jun)

Kate Slegrova in partnership with BreakAwayRides | Our weekly classes are based on a progression skills programme to ensure a quick learning curve. We identify your child’s skills level and allocate them to the correct group to ensure progression over the course of each term. We offer Beginner (Level 1-3), Intermediate (Level 4-7) and Advanced (Level 8-10) classes. Our programme focuses on skills and fitness training. We encourage our students to attend at least one race within close vicinity of Cape town each term. The race calendar will be released in the beginning of each term.

VIEW/DOWNLOAD PDF CALENDAR: Junior MTB Academy Schedule Term 2 2018

BreakAwayRides Calendar 2018 | Weekly Ladies Ride – Skills and Fitness Term 2 (10 Apr – 22 Jun)

Kate Slegrova in partnership with BreakAwayRides | Our Weekly Ladies Rides are meant to improve your fitness and skills on the bike. This is not a skills workshop but a training ride with the focus on skills application and fitness build up. Every training session is different but typically we include 15 minutes skills drills to repeat techniques and 85 minutes riding time in the trails to practice difficult sections and apply newly learned techniques. We give you lots of skills tips during the ride and practice everything you struggle with to transform you into a confident and skilled rider.

VIEW/DOWNLOAD PDF CALENDAR: Weekly Schedule Term 2 2018

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