Guidance to help you look and feel great
Our eating and fitness habits play an important role in determining our appearance and how well we feel. As much as food can be our medicine, I believe it can also be our poison. If you are one of the seven million Canadians struggling with weight issues, your doctor’s advice to “eat right and exercise” may not be effective. You’re pretty much on your own once you leave your doctor’s office. My approach to weight loss and well-being involves team work.
During the three to six months it will take to achieve your weight goals, my nutritional approach offers regular monthly follow-up visits. I am there to coach and support you. Each visit involves measuring and recording your progress, encouraging you through difficult times, while offering personalized advice to help you achieve your ideal weight.
Making food your medicine
The approach I use is strictly about food. It does not include supplements or packaged foods. My plan starts with a blood test, measuring 35 specific values. From that, we are able to assess the particularities of your unique metabolism and identify specific foods that are particularly good for you.
When you come to see me for nutritional guidance, I will offer you clear guidelines on precisely what you can and cannot eat. You will learn how much, how often, and at what intervals to eat. While this may seem daunting, it delivers results, and is a lifestyle practice that lasts a lifetime. It gets easy once you get used to the routine. I speak from experience. Having tried it on myself, I shed over fifteen kilograms over a three-month period. I have maintained my ideal weight ever since.
Not for everyone
Admittedly, this approach to weight loss and wellness is not for everyone. It is not suitable for those on a vegan diet. Also, if you work extremely long hours, eat out a lot and have no time or interest to prepare and cook your own food, you may have a hard time following this plan.
Back to Basics
Eating wholesome foods, prepared from scratch is a lifestyle choice, requiring commitment. No packaged foods are allowed, which means you need to be prepared to dedicate time to buying, weighing, chopping, and cooking.
This method is based on an understanding of the effects of different foods, particularly carbohydrates, on the stability of your blood sugar levels, and on how this affects your body’s insulin production. Insulin is a hormone our body produces to break down carbs, turning them into energy. Unhealthy eating habits can lead to insulin imbalance, resulting in lifestyle diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular problems and diabetes. Knowing exactly what foods are good for you, when to eat them and in what quantities, coupled with your favorite exercise routine, can go a long way to enhancing your overall health and self-image, helping you look and feel great.