Last night’s seminar “Eating for fat loss – The balancing act” was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who attended!
Although I originally capped numbers at 12, I eventually ended up having 15 clients and 2 trainers attend. My apologies to those who missed out, I will have another one in a few weeks, so please register your interest in the comments section or via email directly to me.
I know we went a little long on time, wrapping up in just under 3 hours, there is still more I could have gone through, so what I will do is go over some of the important things.
What is stopping you from reaching your goals?
When I walked in this morning, up on the whiteboard was the list of reasons everyone gave for not achieving their goals, so I want to make that list here so you can be aware of what is holding you back and focus on changing it.
I am creating the list in the order you said it and the way you said it;
- Too many carbs
- Meal sizes
- Skipping meals
- Not being organised
- Drinking alcohol
So taking a look at that list, I can see that a lot of them relate to each other.
Why are you eating too many carbs, eating meals that are too big and skipping meals? Because you are not organised, lazy and inconsistent!
Why do you drink too much alcohol? Because of escapism and socialising!
If you are eating because of boredom then get a hobby!
These are all easy things to fix, you just need to put half as much effort into your own health as what you do into making your boss rich!
Insulin and fat gain.
Remember that when you eat just carbs, you will spike your blood sugars and release insulin. While this insulin is circulating, you will not use fat as a fuel. Balance your meals with carbs, protein and fat to moderate the effects on blood sugar levels.
The Glycemic index
Carbohydrates aren’t categorised into good carbs and bad carbs because I have something against them. I am merely the messenger, they ruined their own reputation when they were tested on the glycemic index, they have no-one to blame for their poor social stigma other than themselves and what they do to your blood sugar levels.
Use those food charts wisely. At last there is a precise way to say what a portion should really look like. No more guessing and wondering why you are not losing weight. They are really easy to use, it may just take you a week or two to get used to it, but if you want me to go back to the work example, when you first started your current job, did you know what to do and find it easy on day 1? or day 2? No, like anything in life, it takes a bit of time to adjust to it and learn how to use it properly to get the full benefit from it!
If you are trying to get a portion of protein at every meal without using a supplement, you are setting yourself up for failure.
How often do I hear things like;
- I missed morning tea because I was in a meeting or I was too busy.
- I didn’t have any protein at breakfast because I just didn’t have time to cook eggs.
- I had to just have [insert garbage food from foodcourt here] because I was at the shopping centre.
- I don’t normally get drive through, it was just because I was on the road a lot today.
- What protein can I possibly have with fruit?
- I’m sick of eating tuna.
I think you get the message.
There are a lot of products out there and most of them are so full of chemicals, you would be better off eating the box they come in, but I have combed the internet and health food shops and here are my pick of products;
Optimum Nutrition 100% why protein Natural, order at www.vitaminking.com.au/100-natural-whey-protein-by-optimum
Phyto Protein 100% Pea protein isolate, order at www.vitaminking.com.au/phyto-protein-pea-protein-isolate-by-logical-nutrition-pty-ltd-vital-greens
PureFit all natural protein bars, check them out at www.purefitaus.com/about-purefit-bars and order them with me directly and you won’t have to pay the $10 postage. Clients only.
The best way to move forward with the information that you have is to talk to others when you have a question. This is why I have set up this forum, so that any questions you have I can answer and at the same time, I am probably answering for 10 other people who also had the same question. So please post any comments about last night or any questions you have about your eating to the forum.