To all of those that are struggling with their weight and are looking for advice on what to eat. Please be aware to get your info from a qualified coach or consultant. I am a Coach qualified to review your current plan and can help you make healthier food choices and substitutions and help you get on track, but I can not create a detailed meal plan for you. That
would be outside my scope of practice. If a detailed plan is what you need then you should consult with a certified Dietitian or Nutritionist.
Sure there are tones of plans out there but what works for one may not work for another. We are all different. That's why there are so many "Diets" out there that don't work.
I feel confident and qualified enough to let you know that healthy eating habits are crucial to weight loss success. So if you know you can't do it alone, don't be afraid to admit it to yourself then seek professional direction from a qualified source. Not your friend or neighbor that thinks just because they lost a bunch of weight they can help you do the same. It's not that simple.
Ok this is one bandwagon that I have to jump on. I myself have always had a problem with shows like The Biggest Loser but have to also admit that I still watch. Is it for some kind of perverse reasoning? ..maybe. Or is it because I know what the contestants are going through and feel their pain and want to see the "remarkable" transformations.
As someone that has personally lost over 100 lbs (yo-yoing up and down 10 lbs), I know how hard it was to find the healthier me. Let me tell you it didn't happen over night and it sure as hell did not happen in a few months. My journey has been a long hard road that has taken several years and to be honest I wouldn't have done it any other way. Sure I'm not rail thin and don't fit into a size zero nor do I want to. I am a healthy 140 lb woman with curves and strength that most people are begging for. I cherish every curve I have and have accepted the fact that certain parts of me are still there for a reason and will probably be a part of me forever...and that's ok.
My biggest concern with the results of the latest season is that it seems to me that the most recent winner Rachel Frederickson is way to thin. In my opinion she has lost the weight too fast, I don't see how she could have possibly gained the knowledge or received the proper tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Especially since she doesn't look healthy now. might I also add that it is said that the camera adds pounds. I applaud her for taking action to find the healthier her. I just worry it may not last.
Ok I know I shouldn’t judge but I would be remiss if I did not at least express my take on it especially since I have been in her shoes to a certain degree. There is a difference between being healthy and looking healthy. Not only physically but emotionally.
In the New York Daily News article (attached below) Rachel is quoted as saying:
"I followed the advice and the support of the medical team on ‘The Biggest Loser,’
Boy do I believe that. It just made me sad yet hopeful. I hope and pray that the medical team also advised her that dropping 59.6% of her body weight was drastic. I also hope and pray that if she has learned something and that she takes some time and reflect on what she did or didn’t do to get the win.
No other race in Canada celebrates fitness, fun, and being a woman than the Sole Sisters Womens Race.
Sole Sisters Womens Race is an untimed race where you can walk or run and leave your watch at home. Its not about how fast you are or even how slow you are its about celebrating fitness fun with women that you love and is also a chance to meet new women that love new challenges.
I have been really humbled this past week when I found out that I was selected to be an Ambassador for the Sole Sisters Womens Race here in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
I have been truly blessed to have found something that I extremely love doing. Even more blessed to be recognized by my peers for that very thing.
This years race is going to even more amazing than before. Not only will I be an ambassador, i will walk, I will run, I will train others to walk or run (2-3x per week) and I will volunteer in other ways to make sure that all my Sisters have an experience of a lifetime.
I mean what other race offers this:
- Chocolate Stops
- Water Stops
- A Hug Station
- A High Five Station
-Not to mention that everyone that participates gets an awesome finishers medal draped over her neck by a HAWT Fireman.
Then party your heart out at the after party to celebrate your victory of a goal met.
If you are fortunate enough to live in the Maritimes or anywhere in fact this is the thing to be doing on June 7th 2014.