Every patient has a few reasons why they need to lose "that" weight. For some of the "lucky" ones, it is because they want to look good on the beach whilst going for a surf. But for some of us, our reasons are not as lucky if we are 40 years or older.
If you are in this age category, you need to look at your excess body fat very differently. Research has shown that excess body fat increases the chance of stroke, heart attack, cancer and diabetes. And these risks increase the older you get, and the longer you have excess body fat.
There is a saying, "You see a lot of elderly, and you see a lot of obese...but you never see elderly obese, because they don't live that long."
For those of us who are 40+, it might be time to examine what our risk factors are for heart attack, diabetes, stroke, and cancer, and realise it is time to lose all that excess body fat which we pretend is "OK".
Geelong Weight Loss Centre has a free body fat analysis service, using our Body Composition Analyser program. We offer this service free of charge as a community service in Geelong so that patients can see what their body fat percentage actually is.
If you are interested in having your body fat measured, call us at 5229 9888.
There are so many health benefits to losing weight. Research shows that simply losing 3 kilos can result in dramatic effects. Some of our patients have lost 3 kilos in a single week!
But it would be boring to simply list all the benefits of weight loss that we all have heard for years. Instead, I will share a few things that I have noticed now that I have lost 15 kilos (in 11 weeks!) and have kept it off.
Firstly, EVERYTHING is easier. I literally mean that. Walking up stairs, tying my shoes, putting my seatbelt on, lifting the kids, carrying groceries, running to get out of the rain, etc. All of these things are so much easier now that I am at a healthy weight. I also don't overheat all the time.
And it is just as easy to say it the opposite way. EVERYTHING is difficult when you are fat. All of our dieters agree. Everything is hard. One patient of ours, who has a great sense of humour said, "If I realised how much I was continually sweating, I would have done this 20 years ago".
But it is essential to also list those health problems that arise from being overweight. Stroke, heart attack, cancer, diabetes, and even sleep apnea are all brought on by being overweight, and increases your chance of death prematurely.
We can help you lose the weight and keep it off, just like I did. I have kept my weight off 100% since Phase 1 at Geelong Weight Loss Centre, and I have never been happier. Call us if you are finally tired of being overweight and would like to change it forever.
Our dieters have been well-trained on how to escape the pitfalls of Christmas Calories and how to continue losing weight during the holidays.
For those of you who have not signed up for our One-on-One Coaching, we have some tips to help you in the next few weeks.
Here we will show you a few dieting tips that could be the difference between success and failure during the holidays.
"Surviving the Holidays" Cheat Sheet
1) Stay well hydrated.
Drinking enough water throughout the day will help you to eat less at each meal and at each party you attend. As a matter of fact, many people think they feel "hungry" when they are actually thirsty. Simply drink 200 ml of water with lemon, or carbonated water for a calorie-free, filling drink.
2) Eat before you go.
Being trapped in the shopping mall and becoming very hungry is a recipe for disaster! It is hard to pass by the fish and chips shop if you become ravenous whilst looking for that Frozen doll in aisle 8. Eat sensibly before you go with high protein, low carb foods right before you go, and keep some low carb snacks in your car or purse to snack on throughout the shopping day.
Make sure you also eat before you attend that work break up party. If you arrive full from nutritious food, you will eat far less junk while you are there. It is also much, much more easy to say "no" to all the decadent foods if you are not hungry.
3) Drink "Lightly".
If you drink alcohol, choose drinks that are lighter in calories and carbs. A vodka & soda water with a twist of lime has about 80 calories and no carbs. Avoid heavy beers, sweet blended drinks and keep the drinking to a sensible amount. Slowly sip your drinks and alternate alcoholic beverages with a tall glass of water.
4) Break out the chewy.
Although chewy isn't the healthiest of choices, chewing mint-flavoured, sugar-free chewy instead of diving into that second chocolate mousse will help you stave off extra calories. It gives you the sensation of eating without consuming calories. Repeat if necessary.
5) Have a friend to rely on.
Assign one of your closest friends to keep you in check during the holidays. Think of them as your teammate and have a plan such as "Help me to not overeat at this party. It is really important to me." There is power in numbers.
Once you have survived the Holidays, call us for help! We will show you exactly how to lose all that fat that you are tired of carrying around. Our weight loss is very effective, supervised, and very easy to follow.
We have One-on-One coaching and personalised programs for each dieter. There is no counting calories, points, carbs or anything with our program. It is very simple and effective.
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Happy Holidays from Geelong Weight Loss Centre!
Now is the time to come into Geelong Weight Loss Centre for our free weight loss evaluation!
Our current dieters are losing kilos each and every week. This week's average weight loss for our dieters is 2.2 kilos! We have 2 dieters who have lost 15 kilos each in 12 weeks!
Summer is almost here and it is time to get healthy and fit!
We have One-on-One Coaching with daily motivational help and close monitoring of your personal weight loss.
Call us on 5229 9888 to start losing weight now!
How Many Kilos do you want to lose?
Our weight loss method has men losing 1-3 kilos per week and women losing 1-1.5 kilos per week. Summer is almost here and you could be as skinny as you want.
All patients have One-on-One Coaching, weekly weigh-ins, weekly motivation and personalised Weight Loss. The program is personalised to your weight loss goals and lifestyle.
We will help you lose each and every kilo and show you exactly how to keep it off year after year!
Geelong Weight Loss