You may remember Heidi from a previous blog – she was an entrant in our Slimmer of the Season competition for Spring. Heidi Wietschorke, from The Natural Way Ipswich, joined the programme as a result of her doctor warning her that health problems would continue to worsen if she did not lose weight.
Heidi started the programme and Heidi’s weight ‘fell off’ thanks to her commitment to the programme and the excellent guidance of her consultant Tomas. In fact, now Heidi is at her goal weight, she can’t believe how young she feels and her fantastic results have inspired her family and friends to live healthier lives.
The best thing for Heidi is that while she was losing weight, she was never hungry! Heidi says, “This programme allowed me to lose weight without feeling hungry and without any cravings.” One of the biggest reasons people ‘fail’ when on a diet is simply because they are ‘starving’. Imbalanced diets can certainly cause hunger and, in the long term, malnutrition due to vitamin & mineral deficiencies.
Take meal-replacement shakes for example. When you look at the nutritional information on a shake sachet, you can certainly see why people who try these diets complain about being ‘hungry’ – they really are an overprocessed collection of tasteless additives, with 3 different types of sugar!:
INGREDIENTS: Milk Solids, Fructose, Vegetable Fat, Coffee Powder (3%), Glucose Syrup Solids, Maltodextrin, Thickeners (407, 1442), Colour (150C), Flavours (wheat derived), Minerals (Magnesium oxide, ferrous sulphate, zinc oxide, potassium iodide), emulsifiers (339, 471, 472C, 450), Vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D, E, Folate, Niacin), Free Flow Agent (551), Antioxidant (306).
On your typical meal replacement shake diet plans, you are to have shakes for breakfast and for lunch, and then have a ‘palm-sized’ piece of lean protein for dinner with a cup of low-carbohydrate green vegetables. When you consider that 1 shake sachet is only a tiny 203 cals, that means until you eat your dinner, you have only consumed 406 cals for the day! If you are a busy mum and / or working, it is virtually impossible to be functional in making decisions on only 406 calories!
The Natural Way helps people – just like Heidi – to lose weight while enjoying normal, supermarket-bought foods that can be made into meals the whole family can enjoy. No frozen foods, no shakes and our clients know how to eat once they get to their goal (which eliminates the ‘yo-yo’ phenomena that many experience if they reach their goal weight on diet shakes and begin to eat real food again).
If you would like to find out more about losing weight while eating REAL FOOD, call The Natural Way today on 1300 SLIMMER or visit our website: www.thenaturalway.com.au