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How to lose weight the Danish way with Suzy Wengel’s Scandi Sense Diet without calorie counting or exercise

LOSING weight can be a minefield of calorie counting and exercise plans – but not if you follow “the simplest diet in the world”. That is what health experts are calling Suzy Wengel’s Scandi Sense …

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LOSING weight can be a minefield of calorie counting and exercise plans – but not if you follow “the simplest diet in the world”.

That is what health experts are calling Suzy Wengel’s Scandi Sense Diet, a plan that helped her lose six stone and is now about to go global.

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The Danish mum of five, 39, created it after years of failed diets left her miserable and her weight yo-yoing.

The “handful method” at the heart of her plan means measuring your food in the palm of your hand and eating three meals a day, plus a few healthy snacks, to reach your goal weight.

Each meal is made of up to four handfuls — one or two of veg, one of protein and one handful of starch and/or fruit.

It also includes 1–3 tbsp of fat, plus you can drink limited amounts of dairy products and freely enjoy zero-calorie drinks.

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The diet can also help regulate blood sugar and cholesterol.

With the Danes swearing by it already, the Scandi Sense Diet book is set to be published in eight languages as more scramble to get in on Suzy’s secret.

She says: “I wanted my method to rely on common sense and simplicity — to help people escape the monotony of calorie counting and weighing food, and get away from a restrictive eating model where things are either healthy or unhealthy.

“That’s why I constructed the idea of the handful principle.

Plan is off the scales

I HAVE tried weighing food and using smaller plates, but it’s a faff, writes The Sun’s Jenny Francis.

So when I heard I’d be trying the “simplest diet in the world” my ears pricked up. Not only was I promised not to be force-fed quinoa but also assured I’d have perfect portions.

That’s exactly what I got.

My two veg choices were salad and broccoli, and I opted for chicken for the protein, a breast being the perfect size.

I would usually boil too much rice then eat it all to avoid waste. This time I just filled my palm. Simple.

For the fats I chose almonds for a bit of crunch. It was the easiest meal I’d prepared in ages and I was full after.

This isn’t the most exciting dish but for a first attempt it was much less stressful than a veggie curry.

I’ll chuck away the kitchen scales and use my palms from now on.

“I eat everything with great enjoyment and without any guilt.”

Scandi Sense portions are measured in handfuls because the size of our hands is often related to our build and height.

If you gather your fingers and thumb together and curve your palm, you will find the correct size. Is is said the amounts will enable you to lose, on average, 0.9lb–1.8lb (400g–800g) per week.

You should imagine that you have three “mealboxes” a day, each filled with your four handfuls of food plus 1–3 tbsp of fat.

STIR-FRIED DUCK BREAST

Prep time: About 25mins
 

You need: 140g duck breast, thinly sliced; 1/2 tbsp olive oil; 100g oyster mushrooms; 100g broccoli; 2 spring onions; 1/2 garlic clove; 1/4 chilli; 1cm fresh root ginger; 50g bean sprouts; tbsp teriyaki sauce; 1 tsp chicken stock powder; 200ml water; 10g cashew nuts; 30g glass noodles; sorrel flowers and wild garlic (to garnish)
 

What will be on your plate: 

HANDFULS 1 & 2: Oyster mushrroms, broccoli, spring onions, bean sprouts
HANDFUL 3: Duck breast

HANDFUL 4: Glass noodles

 

Method: Brown the duck well in the oil in a hot wok.

 

Remove from the pan and set aside. Cut the mushrooms, broccoli and spring onions into small pieces and brown them quickly on all sides.

 

Thinly slice the garlic, chilli, ginger and bean sprouts, then add them to the wok with the teriyaki, stock and water.

 

Return the duck to the wok and heat thoroughly.
 

Toast the cashew nuts and sprinkle them over the dish.

 

Boil the glass noodles in lightly salted water. Serve and garnish.

Then think of your appetite as something that can be measured on a hunger barometer, from zero to ten — zero is “not hungry at all” and ten is “totally famished”.

The idea is to have a meal when you land on around 7 or 8 on the hunger barometer.

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You Can Now Buy Pre-mixed Wkd Cocktails – And They’re Only £1.60 In Tesco

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WKD is trying to cash in on the warm weather with their new drink.

The drinks brand, via Tesco, is now selling new pre-mixed cocktails in a tin.

Tesco People are talking about the new flavours

There are three flavours to chose from Cheeky V – port (blue and lemonade), Oh Schnapp – peach schnapps (berry and orange) and Passionista – rum (passion fruit and lemonade).

All the cocktails are mixed with WKD to give them a sizzling taste.

Each can costs £1.60.

On Instagram karlachristie tagged her mate brooke10994 in a post and said: “There ya go sorted for Saturday.”

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You Can Now Buy Pre-mixed Wkd Cocktails

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AS the summer gets ever closer – and the weather hopefully gets hotter, WKD has got things covered.

The drinks brand, via Tesco, is now selling delicious-sounding new pre-mixed cocktails in a tin.

Tesco People love the idea of the new flavours

There are three flavours to chose from Cheeky V – port (blue and lemonade), Oh Schnapp – peach schnapps (berry and orange) and Passionista – rum (passion fruit and lemonade).

All the cocktails are mixed with WKD to give them a sizzling taste.

And people have reacted with delight.

On Instagram karlachristie tagged her mate brooke10994 in a post and said: “There ya go sorted for Saturday.”

Tesco The drinks are available at Tesco

People discussed their favourite flavour.

dottydot1980 said: “Would love to try Passionista.”

ashleigh.smith18 added: “Would love to try the peach snaps first as I think it looks amazing but so do all they all as all wkd is :)”

And, amazingly, each can is just £1.60 each.

Tesco even has a deal on at the moment where you can buy four cans and get one free – so there is no excuse not to try them all.

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Anzac Day 2018 – How To Make Anzac Biscuits And What Is The History Of The Traditional Australian Recipe?

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ANZAC biscuits are a traditional Australian sweet are associated with Anzac Day, but are eaten all year round.

Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day has been held on April 25 for the more than a century.

Getty – Contributor Anzac Day commemorates the First World War

How do you make Anzac biscuits?

The biscuits are made from very simple ingredients, and don’t contain egg.

It is said when they were being widely made around the First World War, eggs were scarce so the recipe today reflects what was available at the time.

And the ingredients allowed them to be transported over long distances without spoiling.

The golden biscuits vary from crispy to chewy, and are sold in most stores across Australia and New Zealand.

Getty – Contributor Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps

Making them yourself gives you not only warm and fresh biscuits, but you have the satisfaction of eating something home-made.

Anzac biscuits are made of porridge oats, desiccated coconut, plain flour, caster sugar, butter, golden syrup and bicarbonate of soda.

BBC Good Food shared a recipe, where they say to preheat the oven to 180c/fan or 160/gas 4.

Recipe for Anzac biscuits

85g porridge oat 85g desiccated coconut 100g plain flour 100g caster sugar 100g butter, plus extra butter for greasing 1 tbsp golden syrup 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda Melt the butter in a small pan and add the golden syrup. Add the bicarbonate of soda to 2 tbsp of boiling water, then stir the syrup mixture into the butter mixture. Put the oats, coconut and flour into a bowl, and make a well in the middle Pour in the syrup / butter mixture, and stir the ingredients in.

Getty – Contributor Anzac Day is on April 25 every year On a buttered baking sheet scoop out the mixture in small amounts roughly 1cm apart. Bake in batches for around 8-10 mins then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

What’s the history of Anzac biscuits?

Standing for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, it commemorates the day Australian and New Zealand forces landed at Gallipoli, Turkey, during the First World War.

It remembers their sacrifice as the 1915 Gallipoli landing, also referred to as the battle of Anzac Cove, resulted in a great loss of life.

Anzac Day was made official on April 25 the following year, 1916.

It initially started as a day to remember the soldiers who died in that conflict, but it was later expanded to all Australian and New Zealand soldiers who served in all war and peacekeeping operations, past and present.

Both countries observe this national day, and as well as eating the biscuits also drink ‘gunfire coffee’, coffee with rum in it, and play card game two-up.

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