Posts Tagged ‘nutritionalist’

Drinking Diet Coke Does Not Mean You’re On A Diet

Friday, February 11th, 2011 by admin

Remember- the taller you are, the easier it is to be slender. But trust me, you still have to work at it.

James Duigan has been Elle Macpherson’s personal trainer for the last 15 years and he’s recently revealed the secrets behind her enviable figure. He believes that the first step to weight loss is a strong commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Duigan offers these tips to lose weight and stick to your diet:

*Make the commitment! Find the determination to make changes to your eating habits and, most importantly, to stick to your diet.

*Eat clean and lean – eliminate processed foods from your diet.

*You need to eat lean and clean. Once you get that right, everything else will fall into place.

*Cut out wheat and sugar. Eating processed, low-fat food and drinking diet coke does not mean you’re on a diet.

“It’s not fat that makes you fat, it’s sugar.”

Duigan doesn’t believe in diets that make you count calories, measure portions or ban certain foods. He thinks these types of diets are a waste of time and a solution to lose weight, but only for a short period of time.

*Find the exercise that works best for you. Not everybody can do certain exercises so it’s better to experiment and find those exercises that fit you.

His last tip is to stretch before bed, it’ll help you get a flat tummy.

Duigan is a real believer in these tips, saying that if these are followed properly, anyone can get to have a fit body in about a month.

And trust me- they believe that EVERY OUNCE COUNTS.

Do you find Duigan’s advice do-able? Believable?
Can you find a way to incorporate these ideas into your lifestyle?

Food Allergies and Weight Loss

Friday, November 5th, 2010 by Fable

Please understand when I say that this is probably the most important thing you can discover about your body and how food reacts to it. We eat food from all over the world- no other animal eats like that. Our food has additives that may affect you. Dyes and preservatives that can ruin the effect of the seemingly healthy food you are eating.

PLEASE… see a nutritionalist and try to follow their advice. You don’t have to become a fanatic or give up everything you love. But as with all knowledge, once you realize you’re allergic to strawberries for instance. And that’s the wicked headache you’re always getting. You will find  that allergies aren’t just hives or rashes, or watery eyes or a sneeze. Food allergies can create the perfect environment for:

  • cell damage and for disease to set in
  • migraines
  • insomnia
  • brain fog
  • learning disabilities
  • depressed immune systems

Why isn’t this discussed in your Doctor’s office? Taught in class? Blasted all over the news? Well, my friends, there’s tons of money to be made in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, but no money to be had by us NOT EATING SOMETHING.

Do your lifestyle a favor- eliminate some stressors. Eliminate some physical discomforts and ailments. One visit to a nutritionalist and a couple allergy tests and your life could shift fast. REAL FAST!

Here’s my favorite example… I had disabling insomnia for almost 30 years. On any given night, I never knew if I was going to sleep. It, of course, started out somewhat manageable because I was young and could function by muscling through it. As I got older it became unmanageable. My high energy and desire to hide  my lack of sleep keept me going , but most people just have to slow down, or get hooked on pills that create other problems.

So,  I go see a Doctor who works with a nutritionalist  for a pain in my back and side. The first thing out of his mouth is, “Have you been food allergy tested?” I get tested and not only does the pain go away when I try their menu, I SLEEP LIKE A LOG! I ALWAYS SLEEP NOW, ALL THE TIME, EVERY NIGHT! The food I was allergic to, the food that I was digesting from dinner, kept me up every night.

Catch my drift? What else can our food be undermining in our bodies? People can die from a bee sting in minutes. Just because it’s not fast or dramatic doesn’t mean it’s not trashing our bodies.


Every Ounce Counts

Quick Weight Loss vs. Process

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 by Fable

Today, I want to discuss the concept of losing weight quickly vs. the process of
becoming healthy, and reshaping our bodies.  Let’s decide to finally do away with
immediate gratification and treat our bodies as if we were learning a new

And for most of us, we are learning a new language. All we’ve been
taught to do is chase some fast-paced rabbit around the crash diet track.

Your new ideal of the right weight and level of health is to be decided by you.

Do YOU feel that energy that comes from vitality?
Are you in an acceptable weight range for your height and activity level?
Are you putting on your calendar things you love to do, or are you uncomfortable still because of how you look or your strength level?

If crash dieting worked, we would all be thin because we’ve all done it,REPEATEDLY. Let’s instead put more emphasis on BECOMING AS HEALTHY AS WE CAN, and I guarantee we will lose weight in the process.

If you need your comfort food today, have it. But have a big veggie-filled salad first.

If you gotta have your diet coke, have your water first. Take the supplements your “NUTRITIONALIST” gave you. (see how I sneak that in all the time).

Want that bagel with cream cheese? Fine, then for dinner you need to cut calories and add something healthy to balance the day.

It’s project you.  Reshaping, redefining, and falling back in love with you.


Every Ounce Counts