Time to FINALLY make a change

September 22, 2019

It happens to everyone. That moment when you realise that it’s time to do something about your weight.

It may happen when you’re looking in the mirror or standing on the scale.

Your first thought is to go on a ‘diet’ but as quickly as that enters your mind the ghosts of a hundred diets past return…along with all the frustration.

Then you wonder, why bother?

The weight will come back, as it always has. Then you’ll be back in front of the mirror as discouraged as ever.

The answer is not to go on another diet.

The answer is to create a vision and make it a priority.

Creating a Vision. What exactly do you wish to accomplish? If it’s weight loss, exactly how much weight? What size will you be when your goal is accomplished? Can you picture what you’ll look and feel like? Take time to clearly visualise what you really want to accomplish. This is your vision.

Make it a Priority. Having a vision is great, but unless you make it a priority it will get lost and fade away. Embrace simple, small changes that will add up to big improvements in your lifestyle. Starting small allows you to stick with it, and to build upon your success. These are your main venues for change:

What You Eat. Let’s face it, most of the foods you eat aren’t the healthiest. Some are downright terrible (the burger and fries you had this weekend). While others are simply excessive (the snacks you eat while watching TV).

The solution to cleaning up your daily diet is NOT to go back on a ‘diet’. In fact, I never want you to go on a ‘diet’ again. (Yes, you heard me right!) Instead I want you to make permanent healthy changes to your eating habits.

Here are some practical examples:

  • Choose salad over chips or fries
  • Don’t add butter to your food
  • Eat fresh produce with every meal
  • Limit desserts to one per week
  • Cut out mindless snacking
  • Drink water, not soda

I don’t expect you to eat a perfect diet every day of the week – that’d be very difficult. You should, however, make MORE healthy choices every day than unhealthy ones.

How You Move. Exercise is a huge component to a healthy lifestyle, and quite frankly you’re not getting enough of it. How often does an entire week go by without you ever lacing up your tennis shoes? Don’t disregard the importance and power of a good workout.

Your new healthy lifestyle means exercising on most days of the week. This may seem tough, but I have the perfect solution – my boot camp sessions were created for busy people just like you who only have so much time to dedicate to exercise.

I understand how hard it is to find the motivation to stay consistent and to push yourself. Make exercise a no-brainer—contact me to get started on a lifestyle enhancing programme today.

Here are simple ways to move more:

  • Watch less TV
  • Stretch stiff muscles every day
  • Play at the park with the kids
  • Go for a jog

Your lifestyle is the balance of all the choices that you make regarding your body. Swing the balance in your favour—make a majority of your choices health conscious.

So the next time you’re in front of the mirror you won’t worry about your weight.

You’ll relish it.

Are you ready to transform your lifestyle and body? Call or email me today to get started.

Small Degrees Of Change

True change happens in degrees, not in one fell swoop. This is a relief when you realise that you have miles to go on your goals. There is no need to attempt all of the change at once – simply nudge yourself in the right direction each and every day and maintain the small changes as you go.

Did you eat a big bowl of spaghetti noodles with your favourite sauce for dinner last night? Tonight eat a smaller bowl. Next week eat zucchini noodles and your favourite sauce. The following week eat zucchini noodles with the protein-filled sauce recipe below.

Small changes in the right direction, maintained over time, will make all of the difference as you strive toward the body and lifestyle that you desire.

Apple Fritter Protein Balls

Craving a doughnut? I’voe got you covered! Part of maintaining a fitness lifestyle is quenching your unhealthy cravings with healthier options, like these protein balls. You get to enjoy similar flavours to the food that you crave, while filling your body with usable, favourable nutrients rather than a bunch of sugar and flour.

The average apple fritter doughnut contains 450 calories, 17 grams of fat, 63 grams of carbs and 38 grams of sugar! Compare that to the 100 calories, 2 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbs, 16 grams of protein and only 2 grams of sugar found in 2 of these tasty protein balls!

Making smart food choices like this will transform your fitness goals from being merely a vision to being reality.

There are two super ingredients in these protein balls: protein powder and powdered greens. Yep, you read that correctly. These tasty, doughnut-replacing protein balls are not only super low in sugar, they also contain powdered super greens. Considering that only 14 percent of adults get adequate amounts of veggies and greens in their diet, we could all benefit from some super greens.

What you need

Serves 30

1 apple

1 teaspoon coconut oil

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1½ cups old fashion oats

¼ cup Powdered Greens

½ cup Vanilla Protein Powder

¼ teaspoon sea salt

1 cup Almond Butter

3 tablespoons almond milk

1 tablespoon brown Swerve

Instructions

For the Coconut Amino Sauce

1. Saeed and finely dice the apple. I leave the skin on for the added flavour and fibre.

2. Place a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add the coconut oil, diced apple, and cinnamon. Mix until fully combined. Cook, stirring occasionally until the apples are tender. Remove from heat and set aside.

3. In the mixing bowl of an electric mixer combine the oats, powdered greens, protein powder and sea salt. Mix until fully combined.

4. Add the almond butter, almond milk and cooked apples. Mix on medium-low until a soft, crumbly dough forms. Test pressing the dough together into a ball - if it doesn’t stick together then add an additional tablespoon of almond milk.

5. Form the dough into 30 balls using a Tablespoon to scoop, and rolling the dough together in your hands. Roll the balls in the brown Swerve. Place the balls on a plate and chill in the fridge until you're ready to enjoy.

Nutrition

One ball equals: 50 calories, 1g fat, 21mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate, 2g fibre, 1g sugar and 8g protein.

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