Portion Control May Be All In The Mind!

  • Portion control may be all in the mind, studies suggest…


  • Restaurants are taking notice, says prominent food-science researcher Brian Wansink of Cornell University. His own tests found children were satisfied with about half the fries in their Happy Meal long before McDonald’s cut back on size and calories, last year.

  • Wansink, author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. Noted the following, interesting points…

  • 1. Switching from 11-inch plates to 10-inch ones makes people take less food, and waste less food, because the smaller plate makes a normal serving look more satisfying.
  • 2. People think they’re drinking more from a tall skinny glass than a short wide one even if both hold the same volume, a finding Wansink says is widely practiced in bars.
  • 3. Kids shouldn’t eat from the adult bowls. Six-year-olds serve themselves 44 percent more food in an 18-ounce bowl than a 12-ounce bowl.

Workshop – Female Fatloss Essentials

Female Fatloss Essentials

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Saturday 29/11/14 10:00-11:30
Or
Tuesday 2/12/14 20:00-21:30

Understand why girls lose fat and store fat differently to boys!
Why calorie controlled diets don’t work!
How certain foods will set you up for fat gain – even when you think you’re being good!

FEES
£10 per person.
Free if you train with me!

VENUE
Fatloss Solutions
Hayden Hill Studio
Old Gloucester Road
CHELTENHAM
GL51 0SW

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Jax x

To Juice OR Smoothie?

GREEN APPLE DETOX JUICE ( actually a Smoothie so you get ALL Nutrients)
MAKES 2 SERVINGS

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I can hardly have a conversation without someone asking if I’ve tried a juice diet or fast or detox,

The problem is many of these fads are really just a way to cut calories, you lose weight – mostly water and muscle – and then when you eat normally the weight – and it will be body fat – piles back on again!

I often use a fruit and veg detox to help overcome cravings for sugar, caffeine or carbs, and to offer a high nutrition alternative to processed and packaged foods.

My Smart Training system includes a pre- exercise stage using a 7 day Detox which is followed by a mix of home and small group exercise and nutrition counselling sessions.

The most important thing is that you find a way to live everyday, making the right healthy choices for you, enough exercise to maintain your body with a healthy body fat % while avoiding fatigue, stress and illness or injury.

Using fasting, juicing or cutting calories to lose weight doesn’t work long term. Just like weight watchers and Other slimming clubs have a pitifully 5% success rate. That means this idea of eating less and moving more will work for a few months and then your metabolism will win out If you’re not careful your body will react by storing more fat every time you fast.

Find a clean eating routine that will work everyday, every week, every year. Your systems will relax, you’ll drop body fat, have more energy and never have to diet again..

Try this delicious energy boosting smoothie…..

Green Apple Smoothie
Ingredients:

2 Cup Water
2 Green Apples
3 slices Pineapple
1 Cucumber, sliced
1 lemon, peel removed
½ Cup Fresh Parsley
1 inch cube Fresh Ginger

Directions:

Process all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts:
(Per serving)

Calories: 195
Fat: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 47 g
Fibre: 8 g
Sugar: 28 g
Protein: 2 g

Enjoy.
Eat clean. Train hard. Feel great!

Fitness Myth FAIL #1

FAIL- I found this series of misleading articles- due mainly to misinterpretation of basic terms and superficial understanding.
Here’s the first

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#1 Myth: Exercise Is Important For Weight Loss
THEY SAY-
Several clinical studies have shown that exercise does not correlate with weight loss. Diet is a much more crucial factor for weight loss. People who exercise and then reward themselves with extra calories will find themselves getting frustrated.
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I SAY-
What a misleading statement! I would expect this advice to come from a slimming club and someone selling low or very low calorie meal replacements.

Exercise is essential for health and weight control, however SCALE WEIGHT is not the problem. Body Composition is the KEY.
It is only possible to maintain a healthy body, one that carries a healthy amount of body fat, with balanced nutrition AND daily activity.
Reducing calories alone NEVER gives sustainable, healthy weight loss. Your weightloss hormones will see to that.
Diets only work when you cheat. So a trip to the chip shop or cake shop after your weekly weigh in will keep you on track!
Many studies have shown that exercise can depress appetite. My clients often have to INCREASE their food intake to get results, balanced nutrition and a stress free future.

Another 19 myths to put right …

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Getting Nowhere on Your Weightloss Plan?

Getting Nowhere On Your Diet?
Stuck on a Weight Loss Plateau?
Want Support to Get You Started?

Why You Need Body Composition Analysis with me.
You’ve decided to make some changes, you decide to go on a diet. You plan to start on Monday- because everybody does! It must be a law or something.
Then you follow your plan, if you’re wise you let everyone know so they support you.
You avoid those around you that have NO self control and want to tempt you- they want you to stay like them! (over-weight & unhealthy)
PROBLEM_ after a few days you feel you’re not getting anywhere, you’re waistband is till tight and you feel hungry- ALL THE TIME!

You can’t see any progress because you didn’t record your Starting Point! Seems obvious, right?
But, most don’t weigh or even better measure themselves. They don’t want to know how they’ve let themselves go…..

In my experience you will double your chances of success if you bite the bullet and make proper records.
I offer this measurement and much more….

I will measure your body fat, your hydration level, muscle mass, bone mass and the dangerous fat around you tummy and calculate your Metabolic age- which is a great indicator of your fitness and health.

I won’t leave you with a string of figures that mean nothing to you. I give a report with some ideas and suggestions to get the best progress possible.

After helping many clients – I know that monitoring your journey Bi-weekly plus completing a 3 day diet diary GUARANTEES success!

Get in touch NOW to arrange your Starting Point assessment. It takes 30 to 40minutes. You will benefit from it and realise how to be successful and maybe why you’ve failed in the past.

Starting Point Assessment
7 Day lead time to allow for Diet Diary, Activity, Health & Fitness status questionnaires.
Often your initial assessment will be an option when you choose your Free session included with my transformation plans
Appointments are available daytime, evening and weekends.

First appointment F.REE with your session packs (PT, Fitness, Fatloss & Pilates)
£25 as a one off OR £20 as an add on to your Personal Training, Fitcamp or Pilates membership.

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