All posts by admin

Step it up a notch or two

imagesStep it up a notch or two
Are you a little de-motivated right now? Are you just not enthusiastic about your weight loss journey anymore? Do you think I look ok and I don’t care what everybody else thinks! Maybe there are some other things you can try to get you back on track, remember it is not only about the way you look it is more about your long term health. See if these half dozen suggestions may give you a little boost.

imagesWYE26R5R

 

1. Say goodbye to soft drink forever. If you haven’t already done so you really need to do this it is so important to your long term health and well being. Simply put soft drink is poison; people who drink one or two 600ml per day are adding unnecessary sugar and harmful chemicals to their daily intake. Drinking too much soft drink can be the sole result of your weight gain.

2. Halve portion size. When eating out ask for a half portion whenever you can, if they don’t do halve sizes buy one portion and share your meal with your partner, just ask for two plates. Or ask for a takeaway container and take half of it home and eat it for your lunch the next day. If that does not work for you just order an entree size. If there are no entree’s that you like order a salad with the dressing on the side.

3. NutriBullet replacement meal. Make a Nutribullet Smoothy and replace one meal, (this is a great opportunity to add some green vegetables and fruit to your food intake) breakfast, lunch or dinner whatever suits for 4 days a week for 2 to 3 weeks or until such time you are back into the swing of things and you are losing weight again and motivated to continue to shed those kilos!

imagesS3HOF928

4. Increase protein, decrease simple carbs. Take simple carbohydrates such as white bread, white rice, white potatoes, cakes and biscuits of the menu for 2 – 3 weeks. Replace with a salmon or tuna portion of 150 to 200 gram grilled or steamed. Lean beef a 100 gram portion, chicken fillet or boiled eggs all served with lots of salad leaves no creamy dressings.

5. Increase walking. If you are walking 20 to 30 minutes a day increase to 50 minutes a day or walk twice a day morning and night. This is what could make your body burn fat faster.

6. Fasting two days. A lot has been said about the 5/2 diet plan and some people live by it. I have tried it and it does work, but whether it works long term I am not so sure. So for women choose two days any days but stick with those two days and reduce your calorie intake to 600. Choose anything you like but don’t choose alcohol, having a couple of glasses of alcohol and drinking water and vegetable stock may add up to 600 calories but lacks in nutrition. For breakfast you could have one boiled egg and 6 cherry tomatoes and a skim latte. An apple for your morning snack, a small tin of tuna in brine with 6 cherry tomatoes for lunch. A pear for afternoon snack and a small portion of fresh steamed fish with steamed broccoli for dinner. For men only 500 calories, try this for 2 – 3 weeks and see if this shakes off those unwanted kilos and get you motivated again.

 

cropped-weight-loss.jpg

                         Let me leave you with this thought                                                 A negative mind will never give you a positive life

 

Self-Monitoring

Self-Monitoring;  Key to weight loss success

Deakin University findings are weight loss programs focussed on positive behavioural changes typically include self-monitoring of diet, physical activity and body weight as a cornerstone component. The effectiveness of self-monitoring in these programs has undergone close scientific scrutiny.

Many programs that aim to promote weight loss through lifestyle changes incorporate behavioural change strategies such as self-monitoring as a key element. Self-monitoring is where the person makes record of their dietary intake and physical activity to help increase awareness of their current behaviours.

There is a strong theoretical foundation for self-monitoring as it is linked to behavioural change. The process of changing dietary and exercise habits requires well developed self control skills. An honest and consistent appraisal of a person’s current behaviours is needed to help effect long term positive habit changes

With self-monitoring featuring so prominently in weight loss programs  focussed on behavioural change. It is surprising that the evidence for it’s benefit has not been systematically evaluated through the scientific literature A recent review of self-monitoring of diet, physical activity, and body weight in behavioural weight loss studies has now filled this gap.

What the Review found

Of the 22 studies evaluated, a variety of different methods were used to perform self-monitoring. A paper diary was the most common approach, but the internet, personal digital assistants, and digital scales also featured in the studies. Despite the different designs of the weight loss programs, the researchers could identify a clear positive association between the degree of adherence to self-monitoring and weight loss success. The major limitations of the reviewed studies were the many issues with the study designs used, and predominant use of white females as the study group making inferences about how self-monitoring may work for males or other racial groups difficult.

To Weigh or not to Weigh?

Compared to recording food intake and physical activity levels, self-monitoring of body weight is a more recent recommendation in weight loss programs. On the surface, recommending people to weigh themselves daily seems counter- intuitive as it may create an unhealthy fixation with body weight and body image. Frequent self weighing however is associated with weight loss and lower risk of weight regain. It is likely that regular feedback given by the scales is needed to help keep weight in check by preventing the gradual weight gain over time that most people experience.

What it all means:-

Whether it is a paper diary, mobile phone app, or internet site, keeping a log of food eaten, steps walked and weight lost or gained will help tip the balance in making lifestyle habit changes that are effective for successful weight management.

Resource: Deakin University,
Published on Deakin Speaking
Written and Submitted by Tim Crowe

cropped-weight-loss.jpg

Let me leave you with this thought

                   Everything you have ever wanted is just one step
          outside your comfort zone

Plateau

If you find you have hit a plateau                    

Below are 8 steps you can follow to assist in you over coming it:-

1. Be a calorie detective.

Make sure you know how many calories a day you are consuming; whilst calories are not the whole story, far from it, they are still an important component of weight loss, and they have a way of creeping up if you are not paying attention to them. Be brutally honest with yourself about what you are eating and how much? By using your food diary you will be able to easily monitor this, make sure you are including your beverages as well.

2. Change it up.

The old advise of changing your routine when you’re not making gains in an exercise program holds true for your food program too.  Varying calorie intake may have a positive effect, if your average intake is 1500 calories by dropping to 1200 for a day or two, then going up to 2000 and then dropping back to 1500 calories making sure your weekly intake does not change too much. You get the idea, basically your body has got comfortable and it is time to shake things up.

3. Exercise temporary ban.

Food sensitivities could be causing you to hold on to weight and bloat, and the frustrating thing is that you won’t always know which foods are causing this. So play the odds, highest on the list of usual suspects are grains (wheat in particular), dairy and sugar. Put a temporary ban on all three and see what happens.

4. Kick it up a notch, or three.

There has been a lot of studies in the exercise community over the best way to work out for fat loss and the consensus is moving towards high intensity intervals rather than the old ‘fat burning zone’.  High intensity intervals of 30 to 60 seconds are the way forward. So if you are used to level 6 on the treadmill, ramp it up to 9 for a minute or so then slow back down, catch your breath and do it again. Have you ever seen a sprinter with love handles? Training like a sprinter will lower you body fat faster than any other technique, plus boost your metabolism and lower your weight so no more plateau!

5. Revisit strength training.

If you are not already strength training, then it is time to start, and if you are, it’s time to take it up a notch. Muscle is your greatest ally in breaking a plateau. Unfortunately many women train with weights too light to produce the metabolic boost we are looking for, so don’t be afraid of heavier weights, you should reach  the point where you can’t do another rep somewhere between 8 – 12 reps.

Wspic28

6. Up your protein.

Study after study shows that higher ratio of protein to carbs makes losing body fat easier. Protein boosts the metabolism and it also increases satiety, making it more likely that you won’t overeat.
              A higher protein diet could be just what you need to break that plateau.

7. Try a gentle detox.

While fasting for weight loss unsupervised is not a good idea, giving your system a rest does make sense. One way to do this is with a ‘natural fast’ of nothing but fruit and vegetables for a couple of days. The added fibre is always helpful , and the massive amount of nutrients and phyto-chemicals is like a ‘spring clean’ for your metabolism.

imagesXS5GDXCD

8. Do a personal inventory.

Believe it or not, other things besides diet and exercise could be stalling your weight loss.  Stress, for example or lack of sleep, or medications. Take a look and see what else is going on in your life that might need attention. Sometimes when you clean up the problems in one area of your life, problems in other areas just naturally take care of themselves.

cropped-weight-loss.jpgLet me leave you with this thought

A positive mind will always give you a positive result

Overweight & Arthritis

Do you want to reduce the effects of
Arthritis and lose weight at the same time?

images (14)

 

It is as simple as adding the following foods to your diet to
reduce inflammation which is the cause of the pain, Bonus, you will lose weight and your joints will be twice as happy!

  1. Replace white rice & wheat(refined grains) with
  2. Whole Grains, Oats, Quinoa, Spelt, Brown Rice,
    Wild Rice & Buckwheat.
  3. Avoid sugar, transfats & saturated fat.                                                      Cut out processed foods and you will pretty much                             cut out all three in one hit!
  4. Replace Processed Oils  with:-
    Olive Oil, Coconut Oil & Brown Rice Oil

Foods that have a anti-inflammatory effect are:-

Vegetables stand outs are:                                                                                         Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli and Red Onion

Omega – 3 fatty acids:                                                                                                Salmon, Sardines

Spicy Foods:                                                                                                                          Use spices like cinnamon, turmeric, chilli and ginger.

So the message is add a variety of vegetables,                                              fish and spices to your diet.

By doing so you will reduce the inflammation                                                  and reduce the pain associated with arthritis.

Resources: Sandra Witzel

weight lossLet me leave you with this thought

Every thing we eat and drink is either feeding a disease or fighting it.

Consequences of long term obesity

The Personal Consequences of long term Overweight & Obesity:-

In my power point presentation “Obesity: The Epidemic”                          I talk about all the known consequences of Obesity which are:-
1. Type 2 Diabetes
2. Coronary Heart Disease & StrokeimagesGPRA9K66
3. Metabolic Syndrome
4. Certain Types of Cancer
5. Sleep Apnoea
6. Osteoarthritis
7. Gallbladder Disease
8. Fatty Liver Disease

The best news is that most of the above is reversible by reducing and managing your weight and having an active & healthy lifestyle. That does not mean to say that if you are a healthy weight that you are totally immune from some of the above diseases. But it is fair to say when you have been overweight or obese for a long time you are more likely to end up with some if not most of the above. But what we know is that Metabolic Syndrome is most likely to occur and that is our focus here.

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a combination of disorders that occur
together and increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and or cardiovascular disease (stroke or heart disease).
Being overweight or obese and physically inactive adds to your risk. Metabolic syndrome is sometimes called insulin resistance syndrome. More than 35% of Australian adults have metabolic syndrome and it is higher in people with diabetes.

Diagnosis of metabolic syndrome:

Metabolic syndrome is not a disease in itself, but a combination of risk factors for that often occur together. A person is diagnosed as having metabolic syndrome when they have any three or more of the following”-
• Central (abdominal) obesity- excess fat in & around the stomach
• Raised blood pressure ( hypertension)
• High blood triglycerides
• Low levels of HDL (high density lipoproteins)-
the ‘good’ cholesterol.
• IFG (Impaired fasting glucose). IFG occurs when blood glucose
levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.

Reducing your risk of metabolic syndrome:

More than half of all Australians have at least one of the metabolic syndrome conditions. But reducing your risk is possible and we suggest the following:-
• Make as many positive lifestyle changes as you can, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and shedding the excess kilo’s which will dramatically reduce your risk of diseases associated with metabolic syndrome, such as diabetes and heart disease.
• Include in your diet lots of natural wholegrain foods,
fruit and vegetables.
• To help you with shedding the kilo’s, reduce your portions of food and limit foods high in fat and sugar. Reduce saturated fats, which are present in meat, full-cream and processed foods. Reduce your intake of alcohol to less than two standard drinks per day.
• Increase your physical activity level- regular exercise can take many different forms depending on what suits you best. Do at least 30 minutes of exercise on at least 5 days of each week.
Avoid spending prolonged periods of time sitting down, by standing up or going for a 1 or 2 minute walk.
• Manage your weight, increasing physical activity and improving eating habits will help you lose excess body fat, and reduce your weight.
• Quit smoking as smoking increases your risk of cardiovascular
disease, stroke, cancer and lung disease. Quitting will have many health benefits, especially if you have metabolic syndrome.

weight loss

Let me leave you with this thought
“ Translate knowledge into action,
 because awareness is not enough”

Herbs & Spices used for Medicine

 

Herbs & Spices are not only great in Breads, Soups, Sauces, Salads, Stews and Casseroles!                                                                                               They have lots more uses for medicine:-
imagesMCK9868LThese are but a few.

Anise is very useful for breaking up mucous and is used for hard dry coughs where expectoration is difficult. Add one cup of boiling water to three teaspoons crushed anise seeds, steep for 20 minutes.

Basil is good to use as a tea for indigestion, fever, colds, flu, bladder troubles, headaches, nausea, vomiting and constipation. Add one ounce of Basil leaves to a pint of water and simmer for 20 minutes with three peppercorns.

Bay Leaves are too strong to use in large amounts internally, but can be added to soups and stews to improve flavour and prevent gas and indigestion. Bay oil, made by heating bay leaves with Olive Oil, can be used to treat arthritic aches and pains.

Caraway is an excellent digestive aid. It can be taken for indigestion, gas and colic. Let an ounce of crushed seeds soak overnight in 2 cups of water. Take in two tablespoon doses until relief is obtained.

Cardamom is good for diarrhoea, colic and headaches. It is an important ingredient  in Chai Tea. Simmer for ten minutes, in 2 cups of water, 1 ounce grated fresh ginger, 7 whole peppercorns, 1 cinnamon stick. 5 cloves & 15 cardamom seeds. Add half a cup of almond milk or coconut milk and simmer for 10 additional minutes. Add a sprinkle of nutmeg, a drop or two vanilla extract and stevia.

Cinnamon is used medicinally to treat chronic diarrhoea, cramps, abdominal pains and lower back pain. Simmered in almond milk or coconut milk, cinnamon is very effective for indigestion, gas, and diarrhoea.

Cloves are effective in warming the body, increasing circulation, improving digestion and treating flatulence, vomiting and nausea. Whole cloves may be chewed to relieve toothache.

Cumin is one of the best spices to use to prevent and relieve gas. It is of benefit to women after childbirth to shrink the uterus and increase breast milk. To make a tea use one teaspoon crushed seeds to one cup boiled water.

Garlic is well known cure- all home remedy. It is used in the treatment for high or low blood pressure, headaches, infections and anxiety. For high blood pressure eat one clove of garlic a day.

Ginger is of great benefit to the stomach, intestine and circulation. Ginger tea is an excellent treatment for colds and flu. Simmer for ten minutes two cups of water with one ounce fresh grated ginger.

Rosemary contains compounds that are useful Herbs for stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation and improving digestion. Rosemary tea is great at treating and relieving headaches. Steep covered, half an ounce of Rosemary with two cups of boiling water.

Stevia is a herb that is anywhere from 10 to 300 times sweeter than sugar. It has a long history of use in South America in the treatment of diabetes and reducing blood glucose levels. The extract can be used in cooking and baking and as a sweetener for herbal extracts and teas.

Thyme is used for bronchial problems, whopping cough and laryngitis. An ounce of the herb is steeped in two cups water then strained and sweetened. One ounce is an adequate daily dose. It can be used as a mouthwash as well.

Turmeric is a blood purifier and can be applied externally to heal wounds. It is very beneficial to circulation and helps regulate the menstrual cycle and alleviate menstrual cramps. Add a teaspoon of turmeric, along with a teaspoon of almond oil to a cup of warm almond milk.

Resources: The Way of Herbs and Healing Spices

My personal Herbal Tea choice a remedy for a nasty cold, cough, feeling low, headache and lacking in energy.

Make a small pot of tea using 4 x 4cm lengths of Rosemary, one clove of Garlic peeled and cut in half, 2cm of Ginger peeled & grated, juice of half a lime and lime zest and 1 dozen or cloves. Combine and add 2 cups hot water & steep for 15 minutes only, strain and drink.  Have this tea once a day only till you feel better.

Another favourite, make a delicious Turmeric Medicine Tea a bit like Chai Tea. 1 cup of light coconut milk, half teaspoon of Turmeric and Cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg and dash of Cayenne Pepper and Raw Honey to taste.  Put coconut milk and all spices and honey into a saucepan and heat gently and pour into a  delicate cup

weight loss

Let me leave you with this thought

“Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it”

Brain Foods

Brain Foods
Author George Elliott wrote:                                                                                       “No man can be wise on an empty stomach!”                                                      While no single food can make you brilliant, good nutrition is
important. The Brain is a hungry organ, needing a steady supply of nutrients. It’s a buzz with electrical impulses, neurotransmitters and electrolytes that help relay messages.

The Brain preferred energy source is glucose, which is found in carbohydrates foods, such as bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, milk and fruit. Include carbohydrate foods in most of your meals and snacks.
Eat Smart for a Healthier Brain There is no denying that as we age chronologically, our body ages right along with us. But research is showing that you can increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain well into old age if you were to add these ‘Smart’ foods to your daily eating regimen.

Smart Foods:

1. Blueberries also known as ‘Brain Berries’WSpic18

Dr Ann Kulze recommends adding at least 1 cup of blueberries a day in any form, fresh, frozen or freeze dried.

2. Wild Salmon (not farmed)

images4IVLRBI4Dr Ann Kulze recommends 2 to 3 times a week. The other fish that provide the benefits of omega 3 are sardines and herring.

 

3. Nuts and Seedsuntitled

A good source of Vitamin E, include walnuts, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, almonds, cashew, peanuts, sunflower seeds, flax seed to your eating plan.

4. Avocado imagesCT1EZ2JH

Are great at promoting Brain health, true the avocado is a fatty fruit but it is a monounsaturated fat, which contributes to healthy blood flow, and a healthy blood flow means a healthy Brain, avocados also reduce blood pressure which also promotes Brain health. Avocado is high in calories but just include a half or a quarter to ones daily meal as a side dish.

5. Whole GrainimagesCENQ4KGA

Such as oatmeal, whole grain breads and brown rice can reduce the risk of heart disease. Every organ in the body is dependent on blood flow, whole grains promotes good blood flow to the organ system, which includes the Brain.

Your Brain needs a range of nutrients to function properly. Evidence suggests that a healthy, balanced diet may help in maintaining Brain health and functionality but more research is needed to understand if there are specific foods that may be able to reduce the risk of dementia.

Several studies have found that a high intake of saturated fats, such as those found in meat, deep fried foods and fast foods and trans fats often found in pies, cakes, biscuits and buns are associated with an increased risk of dementia. So what you eat could affect your Brain! An eating plan that includes a higher intake of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats or ‘good fats’, such as those found in avocado, fish and olive oil, is associated with a reduced risk of dementia. Foods that are high in antioxidants such as tomatoes, kidney beans, pecan nuts, cranberries, blueberries and oranges also seem to be good for Brain health. The omega 3 fatty acids, such as those contained in oily fish and walnuts, may reduce inflammation in the Brain and promote the growth of new Brain Cells. Some studies have shown an association between higher fish consumption and lower dementia risk.
Follow the national dietary guidelines by eating a variety of foods including vegetables, fruit, fish, grains, nuts, legumes (beans, peas and lentils) and lean meat. Reduce foods high in saturated fats including full fat dairy products, fried food and deserts.

weight lossLet me leave you with this thought

” Every time you eat or drink you are either feeding disease or fighting it”

Ageless Ageing

 

Ageless ageing is not only about Lotions, Creams, Masks and Botox!

Ageless aging is about much more than that, to start with a belief and understanding
that food is medicine and the best medicine is healthy GST free food.

If you are paying GST that means the food is:-
1. Fast Food (Take away food)
2. Package Food & Canned Food
3. Processed food.
The best food is fresh and raw!
The best foods that you can consume for your skin are those,
referred to as Antioxidants which create healthy skin cells. As the
cellular damage caused by free radicals is believed to be responsible for initiating premature aging of the skin.

As your skin is your biggest organ and fast at replacing and rejuvenating skin cells once the regrowth of cells slows down aging is
faster. In other words eat the right foods and you can slow down the
aging process.
Antioxidants such as Beta-Carotene found in dark leafy vegetables and in yellow and orange coloured fruits and vegetable.
These create Vitamin A in the body as the body requires it.
Vitamin A has been found to be excellent for the skin.imagesXS5GDXCD
Other Antioxidants such as “Bioflavonoids” or
Vitamin P provides the orange and yellow colour in citrus fruits which prevents capillary fragility and easy bruising which is again very aging to the skin. “Capsaicin” gives chilli peppers their bite which is known to be beneficial effects on blood fats and reduces bad cholesterol. “Carotenoids” are naturally occurring in fruits and vegetables an antioxidant which gives some fruits and vegetables their red colour. “Catechins” are found in green tea and berries helps fight against viral infection and berries are known to be a super food very affective in reversing the aging of skin and especially Blue Berries are known as a brain food as well. “Coumarins” are natures own blood thinners found in many fruits and vegetables including parsley, cereal grains and citrus fruits. “Cruciferous Indoles” found in Cabbage, Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts induces protective enzymes that deactivate estrogen. “Ellagic” Acid found in cherries, grapes and strawberries prevents healthy cells from changing.
It goes without saying that living a active life adds to a healthy long life. Having a great attitude also helps, “Old can wait” and  you don’t have go to the gym everyday but a good brisk walk everyday for more than 30 minutes for all your life not just for a year or 2 is the best way to get the most out of your life.

There are some specific anti aging exercises you can do:

1. Rotate  wrists
2. Move head up and down slowly
3. Move head from one side to the other slowly.
4. Boxing in the air “Shadow Box”.
Also read my blog on reasons to exercise.

Below is what I would recommend to remove from your life and diet, as well as what to add in order to reverse the aging process.
1. Stop smoking (We know how aging smoking is to the skin). If I have one regret of my life is that I smoked for far too long, so I do understand the addiction. But if I can give it up so can you!

2. Reduce alcohol intake to safe levels, binge drinking is known to be far more adverse to your health and mental health than drinking a couple of alcoholic drinks on a regular basis.

3. Sugar (watch out for hidden sugars, like in fruit juice especially apple juice) Soft drinks (most soft drinks drunk in high doses induces rapid weight gain). Instead of adding sugar to your cereal and tea etc. use Honey instead. Honey is very good for you.

4. Processed  carbohydrates such as white bread which, once consumed, will clog up veins like glue! Avoid cakes and biscuits which are high in sugars have little nutritional value.

5. Avoid deep fried foods .

Remove the above from your diet and watch the kilos fall off and change your skin from grey, saggy and wrinkly to bright, plump and smooth in a matter of months!
Put a glow on that lovely face of yours!
Foods to add to your diet to aid in healthy skin
in alphabetical order are:-imagesNRVJ4LTD
Almonds, Alfalfa, Artichoke, Avocado, Avocado Oil, Beetroot, Berries, Black Beans, Brown Rice, Broccoli, Coconut Oil, Dark Grapes, Eggs (boiled free range) Garlic, Green Tea, Flax Seeds, Herbs, Honey, Kale, Kidney Beans, Leeks, Lemons,Lentils, Legumes, Milk, Mint, Oats, Olive Oil, Oysters, Oily Fish, Pumpkin Seeds, Salmon, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Tomatoes, Tuna Fish, Water, Water Cress.

So basically what I am saying add a bit of colour to you dinner plate not only will your skin be grateful but so will your body.  Drink water frequently during the day and carry water with you all the time to rehydrate your body. You will feel an increase of energy, you will feel happier and much more motivated to be present in your life.

Remember age is just a number, it is how you age that is a state of mind. Do yourself a favour take 3 months out of your life and do something for yourself, your family will love you for it!

weight loss (1)Let me leave you with this thought

“Every time you eat or drink you are either feeding disease or fighting it”

Obesity


Obesity is now at epidemic proportions!

We can change the world if we think we can,
one person at a time starting with our selves.
Our objective is to create an awareness of the                                                 ever increasing obesity rate in Australian Adults,                                           urging a life style change to reverse this trend.

Obesity17Hence we have created a 12 week program  for maximum of 12 people.
This is our “No Diet” Diet, it is a life style change.
Slowly over 12 weeks we provide the information, the tools to change destructive habits formed over a period of time that caused the weight gain. We are so lucky that our well designed bodies
respond very well to change. It is our minds we need to convince, that takes some work hence the 12 weeks. Food is medicine with the right food the body begins the healing process.

Obesity is responsible for the cause of a lot of deceases:-
1. Diabetes (Type 2)
2. Coronary heart disease and strokeObesity22
3. Fatty liver disease
4. Certain types of cancers
5. Metabolic syndrome
These are the top 5 but there are many more, and each one creates another.
With diabetes if left unchecked and not managed it won’t take long
before you could be dealing with
damage to the kidneys or fatty liver or
coronary decease.

A fatty liver produces it own complications, it is thought to also be responsible for depression and mood swings, which is just not pleasant to live with for the persons and their families.

Shedding the kilo’s is the answer not only to improve your health and fitness but also to improve your state of mind.                                    You will enjoy your life much more with a healthy fit body.

weight lossLet me leave you with this thought

“Translate knowledge into action, because awareness is not enough”

SUGAR

Sugar – The addictive drug!
I have thought for some time that sugar is an
addictive poison if eaten in large quantities.
These thoughts and feelings have finally been confirmed 025
and the situation is much worse than I initially thought! If you are overweight or obese and you have not seen “That Sugar Film” you must, you will learn so much about the damage that sugar does to the body it will hopefully spin you into action. Even if you don’t have a weight problem it is still a must see documentary, you will learn so much about health and well being which will set you up for life. You will be able to make an informed decision as to what not to feed your children and family. Then go out and buy the book “That Sugar Book” and keep it as a permanent reference it is that good!
David Gillespie says in the foreword and I quote:-
“The research was clear sugar also destroys our teeth, our gut lining, our liver, our pancreas, our kidneys and our heart. And the damage didn’t stop there, it was increasingly clear that sugar could destroy our state of mind as well. The research tells us that consuming sugar, even in moderation (a phrase invented by the food industry to give you license to eat as much as you like), is likely the cause of the modern epidemic of anxiety and depression.”
We know so much more today, more and more health and nutrition experts are convinced sugar is the problem in our modern diets but we are still led to believe it is fat. But you make up your own mind, check out low fat and light dairy products only to find they are
higher in sugar. Because when they remove the fat they need to
replace the flavour, hence these products are higher in sugar.
Kathleen Desmaisons author of The Sugar Addict’s Total Recovery Program said and I quote:- “ Sugar isn’t evil, but life is just so much better when you get rid of it”
We need to understand that sugar is a preservative hence it is in a lot of our pre-prepared foods or packaged foods.
weight loss (1)These sugars are disguised with many different names, we refer to these as the  ‘Hidden Sugars’ so if you want to lose weight it is best to go for fresh and raw foods.

Do you need to lose weight?                                                                                   email: motivation@johannajohns.com.au
To book a free 20 minute consultation