Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A few tips to drop a couple of kilos.

I the past 2 weeks I have been attending a few events and corporate lunches and without exception there is at least 5 people (both male and female) who come and ask for a few tips on how to drop some weight. I tell them all the same thing, so with end of year parties approaching I felt it was timely to publish my Basic Lifestyle Program.

I like to keep things simple and to the point so my basics are centered around building muscle to enhance your metabolism, and feeding your body healthful organic food so it can perform as it was designed.


  • Eat protein at every meal. This includes food such as eggs, lean meats, seafood, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, protein shakes.
  • Eat plenty of essential fats. These come from nuts, avocados and meats.
  • Eat vegetables as often as you can.
  • Learn about portion control.
  • Eat organic as often as possible.
  • Have a small treat every other day.
  • Drink at least 2.5 litres of water per day.
  • Limit alcohol to a maximum of 2 glasses of wine per day.


  • Weight train in a gym 3 days a week.
  • Go for a walk 3 times a week.
  • Have a protein shake after you finish weight training with some fruit, honey or similar.


  • Everyone should take a high quality fish oil - everyone!!
  • Take a multi vitamin daily.
  • Take a magnesium supplement to assist with relaxation and sleep before bed.


  • Stress will hamper any weight loss attempts and will in fact increase your waist line, so addressing stress is paramount.

So that is it. Simple really! Don't ready anything else into it that isn't there. Don't ask about low carb vs high carb, or high fat vs low fat, or calories because it doesn't matter. This is a lifestyle and we need to be able to live it easily every day without second guessing everything we put in our mouths.

Well, I am off for a walk.



little rene said...

Excellent post Lisa! Thank you for that!

It has taken pregnancy and caring for a baby for me to realise that life is WAY too short to spend your life on a diet, but it is also too short to spend it carting around an ugly/unhealthy body.

With a simple, intelligent approach to exercise and nutrition you can have a body that looks, feels and functions it's best. Yay!

Here's to living a healthy and happy life :)

Lisa said...

Yes, you can have that balance, but like most things it takes time and persistance and a little bit of help.

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