You may have heard of the old phrase, ‘Eat Less and Move More’. If you are following this dietary protocol, then you have probably flatlined when it has come to dropping the kilos. What if we said that this could be one of the reasons that you aren’t losing weight? So what is the answer then?
What if we told you that by doing less you could actually get better results? We work with clients in clinic and online to tackle the underlying causes of their symptoms, including weight gain, and this strategy is a crucial part of the often very complex puzzle. One piece of the weight loss puzzle especially for us women is how your hormones can affect your ability to lose weight especially around the middle. Say hello to the hormone cortisol!
As if the hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats and the decrease in libido aren’t bad enough, in most cases you can also add menopausal weight gain to the list. Women tend to gain anywhere from 2-10kgs during and after menopause.Interestingly scientific studies don’t show a definite or statistically significant link between the menopause itself and weight gain, but we know that this struggle is real!!
Our shift in hormones around the menopause as we have said earlier affect the way we store fat around the middle rather than on the hips. This makes us more of an apple than a pear shape. The problem with this shift in fat distribution is that fat around the middle is associated with an increased risk in developing serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and liver disease....
"I eat carbs! " That’s not a phrase you will hear much of these days. Carb bashing has become very common of late. Many of us have reduced our carbohydrate intake to lose weight or maybe gone even further and adopted the ketogenic diet where nearly all carbohydrates are banished in favour of fat. If you are following any kind of low carb dietary regime one of the key nutrients that you will be probably missing out on is fibre. The recommended average fibre intake for adults is 30gms per day, but with women only eating 17.2gms and men eating 20.1gms (BNF, 2019) we really need to up our game to reap the health benefits.
What is Fibre?
Dietary fibre also known as ‘roughage’ is a range of plant-based carbohydrates that can’t be broken down by our digestive enzymes and...
It is a familiar scenario we all face. We've eaten really well leading up to our holiday and maybe even shed a few kilos to get beach ready. As soon as we get to our chosen destination we come face to face with our biggest challenge, the hotel buffet. There is something about the hotel buffet that even the most ardent healthy eaters struggle with.Is it the choice, variety or enormity? Whatever it is its pretty hard to swerve. Face it. You're going to be eating more than usual.So, how do you stay on track during the holidays and still have a great time?
Here are our tips on how you can have a fab holiday without packing on the pounds.
1. Keep Your Distance.
Ask for a table furthest away from the buffet. You are much more likely to go fewer times if you have further to walk.