1. Are you sick and tired of quick fixes that don’t work and empty weight-loss promises?
2. Are you ready to quit dieting and start nourishing yourself – and your family?
3. Are you ready to change your relationship with food and the scale – FOREVER?
4. Do you think healthy eating means preparing complicated meals using fancy ingredients or cooking one meal for you and another for the family?
5. Do you think healthy eating means missing out on life’s special occasions or feeling deprived?
6. Do you think that you’re a weak person who lacks willpower?
Soon after I turned thirty I returned to full time work as a single mum. I suddenly had a lot less time for myself. Long work hours and lack of planning led to weight creeping on until I had gained 21kgs at my heaviest. My BMI landed me in the ‘obese’ range.
I was miserable. I refused to buy nice clothes as this wasn’t the ‘real’ me. I felt frumpy and avoided social situations unless and refused to have my photo taken.
I tried a range of quick fix diets, you name it I tried it – shakes and endless Very Low Calories Diets, fruit only until lunch, fat blaster tablets the list goes on. They were all essentially the same – limited weight loss (they were all too restrictive and boring to sustain), limited exercise (you couldn’t exercise as you had no energy) and all resulting in me re-gaining any weight I did lose, and then some. I was a giant yo-yo!
I was fast approaching 40 when I had a health scare. It was then that I decided once and for all enough was enough and I had to do something about my health and weight.
This time it had to be sustainable – I was sick of dieting, depriving myself and feeling guilty about food.
I started paying close attention to what I was eating. I modified what and when I ate, but never considered myself to be on a diet. No counting calories, no shakes or pills – just real, whole foods.
I’ve continued to maintain this life style and haven’t ‘dieted’ in over 6 years.