Losing weight is one of the greatest goals you can achieve in life. I know how it feels because I have been there. Fifteen years ago I lost 30 kilograms by changing my lifestyle to one of healthy eating and exercise. It was a life-changing journey which ignited a passion for nutrition and the desire to help others look and feel their best.
I have learnt that losing weight is just the beginning – being able to keep the weight off is the real challenge. Forget about the promises of quick-fix diets and pills that promise magic results. The key to real success is finding a food plan based on foods you enjoy eating, being accountable to somebody and working on your mind exploring the deeper issues – the ‘why’ as well as the ‘what’. It is when you have a maintenance structure in place that you can successfully maintain your weight in the long term.
My food plan is based on real food. I follow a low-carb, healthy-fat diet and this way of eating has been the key to being able to stabilise my blood sugar levels and maintain my weight. Best of all, I don’t count calories and the food I eat is delicious! My journey has included issues with emotional eating and food addiction. I can happily say that I am now a recovering sugar addict and am able to share my strategies for overcoming addiction with my clients.