Confused about weight loss? We’re not surprised as the dietary information offered today is conflicting and confusing.
The supermarket shelves are littered with diet products and miracle weight loss shakes. Maintaining a healthy weight should be simple for everyone and we’ve created a resource section that offers real guidance that you can implement immediately.
Before you Start… Is your body ready to lose weight?
This may seem like an unusual question but if your digestive system (your gut) isn’t healthy you will struggle to lose weight. An imbalance of gut bacteria arises from the use of antibiotics, lifestyle and bad food choices. Diet soda is a big culprit in destroying good bacteria due to the artificial sweeteners (you can read our thoughts on diet soda here). How can we fix this? Have your gut health checked with any good naturopath before you embark on your weight loss journey.
Our Naturopath Tania explains the importance of gut health here.
Step 1: Download and read our free eBook
This covers the principles of good nutrition and dispels some of the common misconceptions associated with food. We want you to be aware of the effects that sugar, bad fats and artificial processed ingredients have on our body. These play a huge roll in how we look, feel and think and will have great impact on those wanting to lose or manage their weight.
Step 2: Read these articles
- Why the food pyramid sucks
- Why counting calories does not work
- The top five things I try to avoid eating
- I am on a weight loss plan, can I eat fruit?
- Can I eat honey and agave syrup if I’m trying to lose body fat?
- Eat fat, keep trim & be healthy
- Exercise less and lose more weight
- Christine Cronau – The fat revolution
Step 3: Motivate me
Step 4: Further Reading
- I Quit Sugar – Sarah Wilson
- Big Fat Lies – David Gillespie
- Primal Body Primal Mind – Nora Gedgaudas
- Why We Get Fat – Gary Taubes
Apply your new-found knowledge
So by now you will have a better understanding of the impact that sugar and processed foods have on our body and the importance of consuming healthy fats. Remember, take things slowly, small reductions in weight each week really add up over the course of the year.