|Learning English - The Flatmates|
Phrasal verbs - healthy life style
put on weight / put weight on|
increase how much you weigh, to get fatter or heavier
I really need to go on a diet. I put so much weight on over the holidays.
take up something / take something up
start doing an activity, hobby or job
I'm going to take up tennis this summer. I've never played it before but I think I'll like it.
cut out something / cut something out
stop eating or drinking something, usually to improve your health
He's cut out sweets and chocolates and has already lost quite a bit of weight.
give up something / give something up
stop doing something or using something that you were in the habit of doing or using, usually to improve your health
I gave up meat 10 years ago and feel so much healthier now that I'm a vegetarian.
his energy level back up
increase the amount of energy or strength he has
make someone think something is available (e.g. chocolate) when it's not
something you want to do but know that you shouldn't because it's in some way bad
my resolve crumbles
my determination to do something weakens, is no longer strong
put on a pound
get any fatter (one pound is a unit of weight, equal to about 0.454 kilogrammes)