We offer remote weight loss services for those who would like to lose weight in the convenience of their homes, or for those who live in a different city or state. This program is becoming more and more popular each year that we have been in practice. Covid-19 has really taught us that many things can be done from the home, and dieting is one of them! Our dieters using the telehealth services are losing weight just as quickly and consistently as our dieters who come into our clinic.
Our telehealth weight loss services are straightforward and easy. We are able to coach dieters even if they don't have a computer or internet, since we can deliver our services right over the phone.
We are well-equipped to deliver the same quality of service via teleheath as we are in the clinic. Our services are expanding outwardly into more and more areas around Australia. If you have friends or family who need weight loss services, but live in a different city, let us know and we can contact them for a complimentary consultation.
There is a 95% chance that you eat too much sugar every single week. Most people think of sugar as being the white sugar you would put into a dessert recipe. But that is only one type of sugar, and what we will learn today is that your body responds to certain foods as if they were sugar.
The problem with sugar is how your body responds to it. Your blood sugar quickly rises and then your body releases a hormone called insulin to bring this high blood sugar down. As this takes place, the sugary food you ate quickly becomes stored as body fat, and then your brain thinks you are hungry again, so you eat another sugary food.
But some foods mimic sugar, and your body responds to them in a very similar way to white sugar. Some examples of these foods are: breads, pasta, chips, some fruits, cereals, and potatoes.
The major problem with eating these foods frequently is that they make you fat. They raise insulin levels chronically, which is terrible for your overall health. High insulin levels are associated with many health problems. There are better ways of eating and healthier alternatives to these imitators of sugar.
We can show you what foods to avoid, and what to eat in place of them!
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It turns out that protein is one of the most important nutrients we can eat to lose weight. Why? Research shows that protein can reduce cravings and actually speed up your metabolism by 100 calories each day. This adds up to 3000 calories per month, which is almost 1/2 kilo of body fat.
Research also shows that adequate protein can also help you to keep the weight off, so you don't regain it. And really, that's the most important part, isn't it? We have had dieters come in on day 1, and sometimes say that they have lost weight 5 different times on other diets (!), only to gain it all back before coming to see us.
On our weight loss program, you will be getting plenty of high quality protein each day to help with your weight loss. Even our vegetarian dieters get healthy, high quality protein at each meal on our diet.
Protein allows your body to perform many important functions during the day such as muscle growth and recovery, cellular repair, organ function, and even creating new blood cells for delivering oxygen to your entire body.
Studies have shown that protein is also protective against unhealthy belly fat, which is not only embarrassing, but has been associated with 13 different cancers, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Call us today to see how we can help you to lose the weight and keep it off!
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How fat is your belly? is a very bold question!
This "fat belly" has a lot of health consequences to it: If you are a woman, your belly should measure less than 88cm or you run the risk of many health problems (men should measure <102cm).
A fat belly is embarrassing, and it also raises your chances of heart attack and diabetes. Being overweight in general is associated with 13 different kinds of cancer (!).
Large amounts of sugar, even the natural sugar found in your favourite fruits (fructose) can lead to fat building up around your belly and even around your liver, giving you a "fatty liver". Fatty liver disease is a build-up of fats in the liver that can damage the organ and lead to serious complications. Fatty liver disease affects 1 in 10 adults.
A fat belly can also give you high blood pressure.
It is very important to know that high blood pressure and fatty liver disease very often have NO symptoms at all. You may be suffering from these and not be aware of it at all, especially if you are over 35.
It might be time to take out the tape measure and see how fat your belly is. What about your partner? Or your sister or mother? Are they running the risk of embarrassment and health complications? It might be time to find out!
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There are 3 very important things to keep in mind if you are trying to lose weight:
1."You can't outrun your fork":
This means that you can't exercise away an excessive, high calorie, high carbohydrate diet. Running a marathon burns about 2500 calories (~10,400 kJ), but there can be 3000 calories (~12,500 kJ) in a large cheese pizza alone! We have many dieters who arrive overweight for our program who also have a history of daily exercise!
2. Is that food actually healthy? Lots of foods have both good and bad components. For example, pasta is a high carbohydrate food, which makes your body release excess insulin (many people have heard that large amounts of pasta are not good for you). But many fruits are also high in carbohydrates, similar to pasta. Does this mean that all fruits are bad for you? No, but frequent, high carb fruits are not the best idea if you are trying to lose weight.
We can show you exactly which ones are best and when to eat them.
3. Are you losing body fat or lean muscle? Many of the fad diets out there are gimmicks which can cause you to gain weight in the long run. Lots of crash diets/fad diets cause your body to sacrifice your lean muscle mass as you lose weight. Sometimes the weight lost on a crash diet is half muscle and half body fat! So when you put that weight back on after the crash diet is over, you will be putting mostly fat back on, not muscle.
It is much better to preserve your precious lean muscle mass, and we will show you exactly how to do that.
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Has Covid-19 made you gain weight? Have you gained 5, 10, or 15+ kilos? I just spoke with a dieter on the phone who said something really relevant to Covid-19: They said Covid-19 made it really easy to fall into bad habits.
These bad habits can cause us to gain weight in a lot of different ways. Have you started the day in a slow and sluggish way, only to eat high calorie leftovers mid-morning and continue to eat poorly for the rest of the day? Have you binged on junk food before midday and then continued to just "write the day off" afterward? This has been very common during Covid-19.
Some people had been working from home in pyjamas, juggling kids and remote learning, and just trying to get through the stressful day, day after day. Once a few weeks goes by, the weight is certainly adding up on bellies and hips. After 12 months, some people have been left with lots off excess body fat that is making them miserable.
Covid also made it easy to skip exercise, even for those who used to exercise daily. The restrictions and masks didn't exactly make exercise easier over the last 12 months.
The good news is that you can change that around now!
We have been busier than ever starting new dieters and helping them lose the weight and keep it off. We have dieters each and every week losing kilo after kilo (without exercise!) and keeping it off, feeling better than they have since Covid started.
We would love to help you too! Please contact us so we can help you lose the Covid 10, 15, or 20 kilos you've put on!
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