Sunday Brunch

I think that often when you are trying to lose weight you think you have to give up having traditional breakfasts but that isn’t the case.

Quite often on a Sunday, as I get up later, I have a Sunday Brunch and today this included a bowl of fresh fruit and natural yoghurt and some bacon and eggs

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If I hadn’t had the fruit I might have added some baked beans or another rasher of bacon but having scrambled or poached eggs with grilled bacon and adding tomatoes and mushrooms you can have a great breakfast.  As a tip, I poach my mushrooms with a beef Oxo cube as this adds no fat and keeps them really yummy and soft.

Mid afternoon I will have a small snack, maybe some crisp breads and low fat cheese and then I will be okay for my main meal of the day.

In this way I can vary my days but eat well and healthily. If you want advice on eating well and losing weight please feel free to contact me at enquiries@weight-away.org for a free chat on how I could help you.

Lovely light meal in minutes

I know that lots of people really struggle to find time to cook and often resort to take aways or ready meals.  The only problem with this is that often those take aways can be just overloaded with calories.

A  portion of Fish and Chips from a shop would be anything from 750 to 1000 calories (without peas or any sauces)

A 12 inch pizza around a 1000 calories

and a Chicken Tikka Marsala a staggering 1250 calories

Whereas in around 15 minutes you could cook this for less than 250 calories

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Just Poach a piece of smoked haddock in some skimmed milk ( I prefer this not coloured yellow but I have shown this for illustration) with a poached egg and a portion of steamed broccoli and it would be ready before you could order or collect a take away.

If you want to know more about eating healthy to enable you to get to the weight you want to be then I would love you to follow my blog for healthy hints and tips or contact me at enquiries@weight-away.org for more information.

Still time to get that holiday body

If you are going on holiday and are worried about how you are going to look on the beach and out and about there is still time to lose some weight.

If you are interested in hearing how, I would love to speak to you and hopefully you could lose anything from 7lbs up to a stone depending on when you are going away.  I know if you follow my blog you will have seen the dreadful beach photo that set me on the path to eating healthily and losing weight.  So if you want to know more just get in touch for a no obligation chat.

Next week I will be back to posting some lovely recipes for you to try, but personally I have been very busy lately with final preparations for my daughters wedding.  This made me think how much I would have been dreading it if I still looked how I did on that beach photo!

A more recent happy holiday picture

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Live your Life and Enjoy

This week there has been some devastating news in terms of the tragic loss of life and terrible injuries sustained in Manchester.  Particularly as it had affected so many young people.

Equally I recently lost a friend following her short but courageous fight against cancer at the young age of 45.

It makes you realise that you need to live your life to the full, as you never know what is around the corner.  I am a firm believer that you should keep yourself as healthy as you can, and enjoy things with your friends and family as much as possible.

I can remember my grandparents saving to enjoy holidays in their retirement only to find that they were no longer well enough to do the things they had dream of.  I will not be repeating that!

So don’t put living life off enjoy it while you can!

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Are you fed up of being overweight?

If you are overweight and have tried to lose weight only to put it back on again you may be in despair. You may be thinking that you will never be able to lose weight and keep it off for good.

If knowing that you can eat normally with friends and family, still have things that you love and lose weight and be healthy how would that be for you?

Well at Weight Away I work with people to develop healthy eating plans that enable them to lose weight and keep it off.  This has worked successfully for both women and men and my clients tell me that this has changed their lives for the better and that they feel fit healthy and of course no longer overweight.

If you think that this is for you then I have availability to take on small number of personal clients; so if you want to make a change to your weight for good then I would love to hear from you. Just contact me at enquiries@weight-away for a free no obligation chat.

I know how much better I felt personally going from this

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Me on holiday at my heaviest in 2009

to this

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Me now happy on holiday

Just losing a few pounds makes so much difference

I know from experience that losing weight can be such a daunting task and it is so tempting to look for a miracle.

Suffice to say miracles don’t happen but you can lose weight just by eating healthily and I can help to you to do this at the rate of 1-2lbs a week. Now I know you are probably thinking that doesn’t sound like a lot, but trust me it soon mounts up and makes such a difference. Also if you lose it steadily at a healthy rate it is so much more likely to stay off.

A pound of human fat is a pretty disgusting sight but it is even worse when you think that this fat also will wrap itself round your heart, liver and kidneys making them work so much harder than they should. Just check out the pictures!

So just losing one pound of fat each week will make a difference.You only have to see what it looks like to convince yourself.  I know I struggle to think of myself having 75lbs of excess weight but am so glad to be rid of it now. If you lose one pound a week for a year you will lose 52lbs just under 4 stone and how great could that be!

So if you want to help I would be delighted to talk to you

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What if you can’t exercise?

Sometimes things stop you from exercising even though you might want to. Usually this is family commitments, work or just too much to do and sometimes it is injury.

I am feeling particularly fed up at the moment as usually I exercise at least 3 times a week at the gym and regularly walk a minimum of 10,000 steps a day but not at the moment.

Unfortunately I have broken my ankle tripping on the stairs, I though it was a bad sprain only to find out after almost a week after continuing to walk on it that it was broken so I am now in cast with crutches and told to rest!

I am seeing this as a blip in my routine so will get straight back to exercise as soon as possible but in the meantime I am having to be patient.

If you can exercise it is a great way to tone up as you lose weight and I hope to joining you again soon!