I say nutrition, as I do not believe in dieting. I needed to make some serious changes to improve my gut health, bloating and general feeling of lethargy and low energy. This can be seen clearly in the photograph box, lower right.
I was introduced to the Whole30 concept and did a 30-day programme, eliminating sugar, alcohol, legumes, grains and dairy from my diet. In just 30 days, I lost a considerable amount of volume and around 5 kilos in weight. It was an excellent restart to my system. Since then, I have followed the Heed concept and have limited the above foods from my diet to stay in reasonable shape.
Training, staying healthy and also keeping on top of your general gut health and also your weight management can be difficult and testing, especially if you travel a lot, work silly hours or have a sedentary job.
The Healthy Eating Every Day concept (HEED) is proven to be an effective way to manage your eating routine, and maintain a healthy body for life. I have followed the principles of this book and so far I have almost returned to my original size clothing of two years ago. As a short-term goal, I included the Whole30 diet as part of my programme so that I could really see what results could be achieved by making small changes.
Healthy Eating Every Day (HEED) is a 20-week programme which is research-based and proves that eating a balanced diet and lots of nutritious food is the way to a strong, leaner and functional body.
My Lifestyle and Weight Management Programme involves a combination of HEED and the 30 day challenge. I have tested this on a group of 30 willing ladies, and in just 10 weeks (halfway through the programme) we lost a total weight of an entire human being!
Changing a lifestyle of habits is not easy. The programme involves a lot of self-assessment and a slow progression towards changing eating behaviours.
I am putting together the “Race to Weight” programme. It will be done online via a learning platform, and you will need to clock in weekly, having done your homework….. if you commit, please commit for the duration. There are no food restrictions, and you can EVEN work alcohol in to your routine if you need to on a sensible basis. It’s about creating life long habits to then live eating healthily every day.
I plan to do a GIVEAWAY at the end, to the person who loses 10% or more of their starting bodyweight (contact me if you have “skinny fat” – we will have a separate category for leaning up!). We will all weigh in at the start, we will clock in every week via email, and every four weeks, a Zoom call.
So please sign up if you believe you can commit to taking care of yourself for a 20 week period 🙂
There is a book to help you along, and if you sign up to the please buy the book. Cost of joining per month is AED 250 payable for the four months in advance (AED 1000).
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