It is only the end of September, but we are already feeling the cooler weather sniffles and colds coming on.

Winter bugs are so easily caught from kids, colleagues, friends and family, but can really knock you off your feet and leave you feeling less-than-your-best for quite a while.

After a few years of viruses and flus taking over our lives and stopping normality in its tracks, what can we do this year to support our immune system and get ourselves in the best position to be able to fight off the winter bugs?


Eat Well

Eating well and your diet plays a really big part in your immunity and ensuring even if you do get poorly, it is less dramatic than if you don’t eat well.

Our advice at The Slimming Clinic is to try to avoid high fat, sugary ‘comfort’ foods in large quantities, which we understand can be hard if you are cold, tired and stressed.

However sticking to fresh veg, lean proteins and healthy fats will not only help keep you healthy, but will also ensure you are able to keep on track with your weight loss goals over winter.

We Recommend:

If you find it harder to eat well in the winter months, we recommend Chromium and ZinoBiotic supportive health and weight loss supplements.

Chromium shown to reduced food intake, appetite, sweet cravings, frequency of binge eating episodes.


ZinoBiotic helps promote the growth of “good” bacteria which thrives more of the right kind of foods and thus lowers cravings for the wrong foods.

You should add Zinobiotic to your weight loss programme especially if you know that you suffer from sweet cravings, high cholesterol, poor gut health, low mood and symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.


Sleep Well

Sleep plays a really important role in helping our immune system perform at its best and keep us healthy during the ‘bug months’.

Studies have shown that those who get poor quality of sleep or not enough sleep are more likely to feel the effects of a virus like a cold or the flu, than those who are well rested, as their immune system is compromised.

Lack of sleep is also intrinsically linked to being overweight and obese – as we make less healthy decisions when we are tired and stressed.

We Recommend:

If you find getting good sleep, or enough sleep, tricky, we recommend Viva+.

Viva+ is an all-natural dietary supplement that can enhance both your weight loss and health.

Designed to improve your mood, relieve stress and help with overall feelings of well-being, Viva+ is the ultimate well-being supplement.

You should add Viva to your weight loss programme with The Slimming Clinic if you find you are suffering from snacking and comfort eating, tiredness, fatigue, stress, low mood and poor sleep.

Keep Vitamins Boosted

Vitamins play a vital role in the functioning and strengthening of our immune system.

A lot of the vitamins we need can be obtained by food, but where so many of us eat an unbalanced diet and don’t hit daily nutritional goals, we often need a vitamin supplement to support the healthy functioning of our bodies.

Filling the vitamin gaps that our diet has missed will ensure your immune system can survive the winter bug onslaught.

Additionally, having the right balance of vitamins can help make your weight loss better – as they can battle the inflammation in your body that is caused by being overweight and help weight loss easier.

We Recommend:

If you’re concerned you’re not getting enough vitamins from your diet, we recommend Xtend vitamins.

Providing 23 essential vitamins and minerals, Xtend is an advanced immune and nutritional supplement that works alongside a healthy, balanced lifestyle to optimise your health and well-being and enhance your weight loss.

Xtend helps you to feel more energised, with it’s B Vitamins plus additional copper, magnesium, iodine and manganese, all of which support your energy levels.


Get more Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for our health and well-being and enhancing our body’s immune system during winter.

Vitamin D allows our body to recognise cold and flu bugs in our system and react quicker to stop us feeling the effects of them.

However, Vitamin D is predominantly obtained from being out in the sunshine and with sunshine being less available in winter months, we need to supplement our Vitamin D levels to ensure our health isn’t knocked off track.

Public Health England recommend that everyone take a Vitamin D supplement, to ensure we can help our immune system.

We Recommend: 

If you find that you aren’t able to get the Vitamin D you need in the winter, we recommend ZinoShine.

The blend of vitamins within Zinoshine is developed to support your immune system, reduce occasional tiredness and fatigue whilst supporting your muscles, bones, and teeth function.

We recommend adding Zinoshine to your weight loss programme if you know you are prone to suffering with tiredness and fatigue, feeling under the weather and run down and would like to support your bone and teeth health.


Points to Takeaway

Colds and bugs are part of winter, but just because they are about, doesn’t mean you are definitely going to get one.

However, The Slimming Clinic have a number of supportive health and weight loss supplements that can support your well-being and immune system as well as help you on your weight loss journey.

Our weight loss programmes are doctor led, so we can do exactly that and tailor your weight loss programme to your health and weight loss goals.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and our weight loss doctors take the time to get to know you and your journey to ensure your health, weight loss and well-being are our priority.

Could you add any of these products to your weight loss journey?

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