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Weight loss in itself is pretty simple, eat less, and move more.

The law of thermodynamics always applies. There really isn’t any magic to it, whether you follow a low carb, low fat, vegan or liquid diet, detox diet, six meals or one meal, they all basically work in the same way, to make you reduce your overall calorie intake. Simple maths. You could be losing water, fat, muscle, a combination of these and even your mind.

We also know that ideally we would like to lose FAT and maintain lean body mass as much as possible, this requires a different macro-nutrient ratio altogether, coupled with some resistance exercise… skinny fat doesn’t look good on anyone.

The right ratios of nutrients and not FOOD per se are what we should be looking at. In my personal belief, the body looks for nutrients and not calories in order to function optimally, we also don’t want the result of all out hard work to be only weight loss.

We want to feel good, look good, have a great sex drive, we want to have energy, great skin and hair, a strong immune system, a positive outlook, zest for life and to be able to sustain whatever we are doing. Think long term, and also focus on a lifestyle change rather than a quick fix. Empower yourself and get nutrition savvy once and for all.

Consistency is the key to success!

If it were all this simple, why is it that obesity is a rising epidemic of mass proportion?
Firstly we don’t always eat out of “hunger”; emotionally there can be some issues that we need to address.

This part of the equation we can take responsibility for and change almost instantaneously. Our food today is loaded with chemicals, hormones, food additives and multiple process methods that in short not only alter our body chemistry, but our taste buds, so we eat and eat and eat! Some foods and substances, like sugar, are also highly addictive, which then affects our endocrine system, our brain and body chemistry and floods the body with excess chemicals that it doesn’t know what to do with.

This is a holistic approach in terms of nutrition and lifestyle; I am a strong believer that a healthy body and mind is naturally slim!

This approach starts by identifying the toxic chemicals present in the body and in the foods you consume daily, which inhibit your desired results, for example, you may suffer from water retention, have uncontrollable cravings, feel lethargic and depressed, have allergies and intolerances to food, you could also be lacking zest for life, in need of stimulants & sugar to get you through the day, these are all clear signs that the body is not functioning at its peak and is out of balance.

The first step is cleansing the body of these toxins, supporting it with cutting edge nutrition and supplements which then create the internal environment 'lean' the body through the correct nutritional and exercise regime.

The more natural, fresh and whole your food is, the better it is for you, not only for your waistline, but your overall health and wellness which is really what we should all be focusing on.  The cleaner you eat the leaner and healthier you’ll be.

Remembering the law of thermodynamics and ensure we create a calorie deficit. The truth is that when we eat food in its natural state, or whole foods, you will automatically eat less as they are less calorie dense. Think, lean proteins, fruit, an abundance of vegetables, some whole grains and essential fats. You can’t go wrong. We always build health first so if you’re body is healthy you will naturally look and feel better.

Equip yourself with the best knowledge and tools, you can’t go wrong!

The fastest and quickest way to looking good is to be healthy from within. It shows in your hair, your nails and your skin and in how you feel and function! So beauty and health go hand-in-hand.

I am a strong believer in the link between what we put in our body and how we end up looking. There is scientific evidence that the food we eat alters our body and brain chemistry, our mood and even our addictions, especially these days where food is laced with chemicals, sugars and hormones.