Here are my top 10 tips for surviving Christmas without the inevitable weight gain:
Keep active over the break. Go on a long walk after a big lunch. Get up early with your headache and have a swim or a surf. Play with the kids (I know shock horror). The more you move the healthier you will feel which will tie in with the way you feel like eating.
Ham is a killer. It is so salty and if...Learn More
LINDSEY’S HEALTH SCARE
Lindsey is one of our most loved Dellafit clients. She was actually at the first Dellafit session we ever had in mid 2013 and she is still with us! This is the story of how Lindsey beat high cholesterol through sheer determination.
In January 2018 Lindsey went for a routine visit to a new doctor who ordered a full blood test. The test revealed that Lindsey had very...Learn More
The short answer is YES – if you are serious about losing weight you should not drink alcohol. No one can make you give up the booze but here are some compelling reasons why alcohol should not play a part in a serious attempt to lose weight.
Low nutrient value: the calories in alcoholic drinks are EMPTY calories which mean that they add to your energy intake but provide you with...Learn More
It will usually strike about half an hour after you have eaten a huge unhealthy meal. A strong feeling that you want to change things. You decide it will “start” on Monday. A strict diet and a serious program of exercise. You are going to drop 2 dress sizes and look really skinny (because when you were 20 this was actually possible).
I do not need to tell you that this sort of...Learn More
We have all been there before. We start the day with good intentions. Maybe we train and have a healthy breakfast. Then things get busy and we don’t really have time for a proper lunch. By 3 pm we are starting to get hungry REALLY hungry. In our hungry state we stuff something down without a thought – something that really was not the best choice and then and then….
As a trainer I am always being asked:
“What diet should I follow to lose weight?” “What do you think about paleo?” “Do you think the 5:2 diet would work?”
The simple answer is that there is NO best diet. What might work really well for one person might be a complete failure for someone else. The small genetic differences in individuals and our different...Learn More
I am not usually one to follow a strict diet – I prefer to just make good choices every day and aim for consistency. But once a year I find it useful to follow a strict program made by a nutritionist designed to make sure I am getting all the things my body needs in the right proportions. The reason I find it useful is that it...Learn More
Keep a food diary for a few days (up to a week even). When you look carefully back over what you ate and drank and when you might see some things that you could change for the better.
When you look closely at the ingredients in some of the foods you eat regularly (eg, certain condiments like bbq sauce) you might be consuming more sugar than you thought. You might be having too many late...Learn More
Many of you will have already read about Mirren in a previous blog entry. Inspired by her success, Mirren decided to embark on another 7 week “fit and strong” program where she would pay attention to her nutrition and train consistently at least 3 times a week.
Mirren’s hard work (training outdoors at least 3 times a week together with swimming and yoga) paid off. Her...Learn More
As part of the New You program I asked the participants to undertake a DEXA body composition scan before and after the 8 weeks of training and good nutrition.
The reason for this is that I wanted them to be able to see how changes to nutrition and training can result in more muscle and less fat. As we age we want more muscle. It is a way to avoid the “spread” – that layer...Learn More