After recently watching’ The men who made us fat’ TV program (marketing execs), we now have’ The men who made us thin! i.e the minds behind many of the often called ‘fad’ diets that have sprung up over the last half century. The Program examined the scientific reasons of why so many diets fail long term and why, even though many diets fail, we go back to them over and over. The program was on the BBC so had lots of potential, but unfortunately I feel became too ‘sensationalist’ in its reporting – it is however worth the chance to take a look (if you have access to the BBC – iplayer)
Scientists realised in the 1940s and 1950s that there was a problem with the long term success of dieting. The modern diet industry, which relies on returning customers – these customers often blame themselves when they fail or when the diet doesn’t deliver the desired long term results. Another diet is often tried and another and another often without term success.
The series is well worth a watch and I look forward to future episodes.
It was however, disappointing that in the first episode, the link between long term success of healthy eating and exercise was not mentioned.
In the Isowhey Healthy eating plan – both components are addressed. Healthy long term eating can achieve long term weight reduction when combined with exercise – our body’s have been designed to move and movement will help deliver the results you desire. We also have tips and guidelines to help you succeed thought the plan and beyond.
I have seen many people over the years lose weight and keep it off – many of these have lost significant amounts of weight that has not been regained years later.
These people are not dieting as such but are following a healthy eating regimes that encourage weight loss and fat burning.
Isowhey, plus other healthy eating regime can and do work – its about getting the right balance to your diet and making it work for you – its also a lifestyle change, one that you need to keep to to maintain your initial success, but eating healthily and exercising should ALWAYS be part of any lifestyle. Simple.
Sometimes its the simplest of Quotes which can say the most. I love the long versions of a meaningful prayer or mantra, but sometimes all you need to hear is just one sentence to get you to where you want to be – or at least give you that quick kick up the bum!
With anything in Life… things may not happen overnight, they take time and so to see results in whatever you are trying to achieve you need to persist…and keep persisting – until you get there….Happy weekend everyone!… :))
So we are going to finish with a challenge, the Burpee, you either love it or hate it! I have given you two options on how to do it though so don’t worry! Try the harder one if you can and finish on the easier one..do as many as you can, keeping form and keep your record!…and beat it next time… 🙂
To complete my current blog series on how to get back in shape after having a baby, we pay another visit to Bianca in a two-part video showing some different fitness options for you to get back into shape again.
First I went along to Jen Dugards “Body Beyond Baby” classes which she holds in Centennial Park in Sydney – it’s a gorgeous setting and really puts you in the mood to exercise! There are quite a few baby classes which have opened up in recent years and this is obviously a good market to target – what I liked about Jens class is that she employs a number of nannies to actually look after the babies while the mums are doing their workout!
This means she can really focus on their specific needs post baby. I also really liked the fact the Jen gets the new mums to go to the physio to have an ultra sound to check on the actual ‘separation’ of their abdomen – as this will determine the type and intensity of the exercises she may prescribe.
By being part of a group training session you can also find this less expensive than employing a trainer one-on-one, plus it’s a great chance to meet other new mum’s, get fit and socialise at the same time!
However, this may not always be possible… so what can you do?
I popped over to Bianca’s house and showed her some easy moves you can do to get a good little workout in the comfort of your own home AND play with your baby at the same time. This is especially useful if you just don’t have the time to actually get out to either the gym or outside training groups like Jen’s.
Little baby Georgie has been keeping up Bianca at night of late, this means it can be harder to motivate yourself to get your own exercise done – so Bianca has been doing 10-15 mins blocks of the exercises I showed her at different times of the day. A workout does not have to all be in one session, breaking it down to these smaller blocks makes it achievable almost without noticing!
Its been a lot of fun keeping up with Bianca at this very exciting time – the start of an amazing journey, I hope you enjoy the images as much as I did making them!….
Well that may not be entirely true, but my point is that it is so easy to draw people in to an article or story by having an outrageous headline. It happens all the time, but when you read the actual story, the headline that drew you in often appears less and less applicable!
Welcome to the second part in my series of answering some of the many questions I get asked by various clients – there are a lot of myths out there in FitnessLand, and often the actual answers may be specific to your own individual circumstance… here goes!…
- “What exactly is my metabolism and can I change it?…”
Remember, that everything that exists in this world actually started with just a thought, every invention, from the wheel, to building the rocket that took man to the Moon, every book ever written, every painting ever started and every song ever sung. Anything and Everything.
This includes all thoughts you have about YOU, there is no point in dwelling on the past, except perhaps to learn from any experience you have had – good or bad, that may help you in the future.
YOU decide where you are going and how you are going to get there…and it all starts by thinking about it
then write all your ideas down
then ACT on them.
Think about changing your lifestyle, to get the results you want… plan your day, your month your year…push yourself, because no one else will do it for you..
SO, here we are just checking in once again with Bianca to see hows she’s doing with baby Georgie (aka B&G !!) – we are now over 6 weeks in (about 2 months to be exact!), so this is the time you can really start to get back into your fitness regime – if you chose to, and if you have the time and if you have the energy…
Okay, so I have two thoughts to lead you into the weekend – I love this picture, this this amazing lady can find the time to work out, then surely you can too?!
Make it happen this weekend – it doesn’t matter if you go to the gym, do a class, go for a walk or a jog, play a game of tennis, or have a swim in the ocean whether you clean the house from too to bottom, walk the dog, have a bike ride, don’t watch the footy – play it!….
but just DO it!…..
Have a read of the advice I gave to Bianca now that baby Georgi is born and she wants her body back! If you’ve just had a baby, you will be plenty busy, but following these rules you can definitely be a good parent, love being a mum AND work on your fitness!
Continuing on with my series on fitness and pregnancy we now come to Post Natal,