Weight Loss

Are you putting on weight, but not doing anything that you feel justifies the weight gain?


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Are you sick and tired of diets that don't work?


 

Why Diets don't always work

Most diets do not provide you with the tools you need to keep the weight off long term so after the initial weight loss most people end up putting the weight back on again. Yo-yo dieting will also weaken your immune system - studies have found that the more times women attempt to lose weight the lower her immune function.  Frequent loss & gains in weight can also affect a hormone called leptin which helps to regulate your appetite and can cause you to gain more body fat, so people that diet frequently often have higher percentages of body fat.

 

You can lose weight without dieting and reach the weight you are naturally meant to be if you change the way you think about food and eating:

 

Weight loss is not about depriving yourself of food its about giving yourself food that will nourish your body. One of the reasons that people put on weight is that when they eat a meal that does not contain sufficient nutrients their brain sends them a message that they are still hungry. This does not mean that you haven't had sufficient food, just that you haven't had the right type of food.

 

So why has ineffective dieting become such big business? 

 

We have in a way become programmed to expect a "magic bullet" or a quick fix. We want to be able to follow a simple plan or take a supplement or two and have the problem go away. Is it really that simple? NO. For some very lucky people they will just by accident hit on something that works for them, without knowing the reasons why they gained weight in the first place they just stumble across something that fits in with their metabolic type and see good results.

 

We are all different! 

 

Our biochemistry is as individual as our fingerprint, however we will all fit into certain profiles and if you find one that is similar to what your own body requires it will likely work for you. Metabolic typing, Nutritional typing and Bood Goup typing all have some merit and will work for a lot of people. What some people find however is that while most of the principles will work for them, there are often a few things that dont quite fit in. The trick is listening to your own body and adjusting your nearest type to suit you. Even within families there are often enough differences so that after a meal considered nutritious there could be one or more members of that family that havent quite got all of the nutrients they need.

 

So what can we do as individuals?

 

If you are having health concerns and suspect that food is in some way playing a part, either from eating the wrong type of food or from some food intolerances or allergies the best first step that you can take is to keep a food diary (you can find a simple one on the downloads page). By doing this you will start to see a pattern emerge - write down everything you eat and record how you feel after eating and then an hour later. if you don't feel well or energised or if you are feeling hungry the chances are that the food you have eaten is not giving you enough nutrients or does not do you good.

 

Do you get any of the following?

 

  • You still feel hungry even though you are physically full
  • you feel depressed
  • You develop a sweet craving
  • Your energy level drops
  • You feel hyper, nervous, angry or irritable

Then it might be due to the wrong combination of foods or even the wrong amounts of protien, fats and carbohydrates.

 

Consider your body like a car

 

if you put petrol into the tank it will go, right? well not if your car is diesel powered. there is nothing wrong with the petrol, its just not the right type of fuel for the car. Like your car your body is designed for a certain correct type of fuel, the correct blend of the right fuel types that is why sometimes people that are feeling sick and yet are eating what should be considered by most experts a healthy diet cant understand why they dont feel so good. People that are born with a metabolism designed to be eating high protien foods dont necessarily do well on a vegetarian diet.

 

What else can be done to improve our way of eating?

 

  • Cook from scratch. this way you control the ingredients and the portions and you can eliminate all those unhealthy extras in processed foods such as MSG, preservatives, sugar, salt,  and artificial flavourings and colourings.
  • Eat slowly and chew each mouthful 30 times, digestion begins in the mouth and if the food is not properly broken down here it can mean undigested food remaining in your intestines.
  • Drink enough water, and dont count things that dehydrate you such as tea and coffee in your total consumption of liquid, water should also be spaced out during the day and not just taken as a glass or two in one hit. Also we sometimes feel hungry when in reality we are just dehydrated.
  • Excercise but make sure its something that you enjoy, you won't stick to it if you only use a treadmill and don't enjoy or vary that. Golf or dancing will give you a good workout and if its something you enjoy you are more likely to keep it up. If you have a desk job, get up and take a short walk around the office to add variety to what you do every now and then.
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 Why should I invest in a personal diet plan?

Personal nutrition is the most direct way to better health, weight management and increased energy. No two plans are the same because no two people are the same, we all have different requirements for nutrients which is why some diets work better than others dependant on several things such as acid/alkaline balance, metabolic type and blood group.

Won't a personal diet plan be very expensive?

We spend an average of £342 a month on a car purchase & upkeep (source AA)  £574 a month on our house (average mortgage)£194 a month on houshold bills (source thisismoney.co.uk). The average 30 year old female spends an average £253 a month on beauty products and treatments (£11.53 a week on cosmetics alone) which is just over the average monthly food bill at £240 and yet the most valuable asset we have is our body but we spend less on taking care of it than we do on our house or our car!! You could have a personal diet program from as little as £35*

What does a personal diet plan consist of

Each person recieves an individual eating plan based on his or her exact requirements for nutrients determined by the nutritional assessment**  Other factors are also taken into consideration such as current health issues, family health,  presenting symptoms.

If you don't look after your body where are you going to live?

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 * £35 is the price for the online and email only single plan 

** Nutritional assessments are determined from the health questionnaire and food diary for the online service and additionally from the Asyra screening for personal visits.