Can you resist these ?

 

You can tell that Christmas is coming as these types of tins of sweets and chocolates are starting to appear in the supermarkets

 

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If you buy them – ask yourself honestly who is going to eat them?

I know in previous years I have bought large tins of chocolates for when we had visitors over Christmas but found myself with lots left and the massive temptation of just having one which often could lead to two or three.  If I am honest probably more.

They can be a real temptation if you are just sitting watching the TV.

So if you want to avoid piling on the pounds over Christmas just don’t buy them but if you need to have a few things in the house try this size instead

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If you have been losing weight don’t let Christmas undo everything you have achieved and if you want any help in tackling your weight then I would love to help you!

 

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What would you choose?

One of the things that can make losing weight so difficult is being faced by choice.  This becomes even more difficult when something looks like a bargain and is sugary and sweet.

Which would you choose the doughnut or the apple?

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When you see that 2 doughnuts are only 35p and that a single apple is around 30p it is no wonder that people often opt for the cheaper option let only the fact that doughnuts are a typical comfort food.

Knowing that the apple is better for you is often not motivating enough to make the healthier choice so if this is you

  • try to limit buying a sugary item as a weekly treat and balance it with healthier options.
  • if you are buying for yourself don’t buy packs of two, try to find just one, as if you have two you will only eat them.
  • make sure if you have something as a treat you sit down and eat it consciously rather than on the run
  • finally remember you have had it!

This will help you to become more concious of  what you are eating and hopefully help you in eating more healthily.

If you want more tips and support you can always contact me via this blog or email me at enquiries@weight-away.org

What is your waist size?

One of the easiest ways to know if you are carrying too much fat and are at risk of ill health is to measure your waist.

This is so much easier than calculating your BMI as all you have do is to check your height and divide by 2.  You then measure your waist and if it is less than half of your height then you are fine, but if it is greater then it indicates that you are carrying too much fat.

I am only 5ft 2 ins so the most my waist should be is 31 inches.  It you are working in metric this is around 157.5 cms and a waist of about 78-79 cms. Mine is 30 so fine!

Why should your waist measurement worry you-well it is indication that you are probably carrying fat around your organs meaning that they will not function as well. This puts you at risk of heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes and of having a stroke.

So get out the tape measure and check your waist.  If you don’t have a tape use a piece of string to check your height then fold in half and try it round your waist. If it goes round you are fine, if not you need to think about losing some weight.

If you are a man don’t just use your trouser size you need to measure the widest part of your waist which often is above your waistband!

I would be delighted to help you and I know that one of my latest client lost 2 inches from their waist in only 4 weeks so you have nothing to lose but weight.

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Measure Your Waist

What is being overweight doing to you?

I decided to watch the BBC 3 programme on line that shows the effects of obesity through an actual post mortem.

I think that anyone who is carrying too much weight would want to take action to minimise the risk of what fat can do your organs and seeing this in such a graphic way really made me think.

I can remember being given the advice to microwave a pork pie for 30 secs to see how much fat came out of it. The person who suggested I did this said it would put me off pork pies for life.  They were right and you can do the same with a sausage roll but this seems all a bit trivial when you see the fat inside a body.

People who contributed to the show talking about their own weight problems had spoken about health problems but also lack of self esteem and confidence. Their courage to speak out was based on the worries they had about their health.  When you were able to see the fat surrounding the organs in the the post mortem and in particular the impact on the liver it was terrifying.

The fact that 64% of the UK population are overweight or obese now and that is expected to rise to 75% by 2035 is really worrying. Particularly  when we already know that 90% of people with Type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese and that is just one of many health risks.  You can add heart disease, stroke, cancer and liver failure.

If you have the stomach for it this documentary is worth a watch and if it inspires you do something about your own weight then I would be delighted to support you in that. You can contact me by emailing enquiries@weight-away.org 

You can see the programme at http://bbc.in/2cSCh4N

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Your health is your most important asset

Whatever you are doing and however much money you have got the one thing that is important to us all is our health.

It really doesn’t matter what we look like when we are overweight and in fact you can look great on the outside but it is important to know what being overweight means for your health.

As a quick check if you measure your waist and it is more than half your height you are carrying too much weight. Obviously the bigger the diference the greater the risk.If you are 5ft 8 inches your waist should be no more than 34 inches.  So what are the facts

  • Did you know that 80% of people who have Type 2 Diabetes are overweight or obese
  • Did you know that 1 in 20 cancers are linked to being overweight or obese
  • Did you know that being overweight leads to high blood pressure and high cholesterol increasing your chances of stroke and heart disease

But by losing as little as 5-10% of your weight can reduce your risk

So start now and protect your future and for anyone wanting support and help at http://www.weight-away I offer personalised plans, recipes, support and coaching to help you get to a healthy weight.

So get out the tape measure and check your waist!

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Why risk getting diabetes ?

If you are overweight you increase your chances of being diagnosed with diabetes and did you know that there were 7000 amputations last year in the UK, that’s 135 legs cut off every week. Diabetes accounts for half of these.

These are the sort of facts that make you realise that being overweight is not only about how you look but also about how you are putting yourself at risk. Unfortunately the risks also include stroke, blindess, organ damage and a poor vascular system (this is what results in the amputations).

If you are overweight and want to do something about it you can change your lifestyle by eating heathily and losing weight steadily but more importantly be able to keep it off.

At http://www.weight-away.org I can help you to do this with personalised eating plans that allow you eat with your family and friends and still lose weight. No supplements, pills or replacement foods just ordinary food with extraordinary results.

So why wait just contact me for a free consultation and there are special offers available.

 

 

Lose weight to reduce your risk of diabetes

Being overweight can make you miserable

Being overweight can stop you wearing clothes you want to

Being overweight can affect your confidence

But more important than any of these is the fact that being overweight can put you at risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

There are some terrifying statistcs about Type 2 Diabetes

1 in 16 people in the UK has diabetes either diagnosed or undiagnosed and 90 percent of the people with diabetes have Type 2 Diabetes.  Obesity is the highest risk as 80-85 percent of people who get Type 2 diabetes are overweight.

The complications of diabetes include heart diesease, stroke, kidney diesease and amputation.

So if you are overweight and want to reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes even losing 10% of your weight can help.  Many of my clients contact me because of health fears or having been told to lose weight by their doctor.

If this is you don’t despair you can always make a difference and at Weight Away I help people to lose weight eating ordinary food but getting extraordinary results.  You will get a plan, personalised to you, recognising your likes and dislikes and your lifestyle. So if you want to know more just contact me and I would love to help you become slimmer and healthier in 2016.