BMI (BODY MASS INDEX) GUIDE
Underweight: BMI is less than 18.5
Normal weight: BMI is 18.5 to 24.9
Overweight: BMI is 25 to 29.9
Obese: BMI is 30 or more.
The Healthy Portion Plate is included in the members' pack.
Bring a friend gift – Diet Doodle Diet worth £9.99 free when you bring a friend and they join.
A CORNERSTONE FOR GOOD HEALTH
“Good nutrition—an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity—is a cornerstone of good health”. WHO
A DIET THAT WORKS?
There are a lot of diets on the market but experts agree that there are no quick-fix solutions to weight loss. To slim down and shape up, we need to follow a healthy plan for life.
Any weight loss plan will work to some extent if you stick to the rules. We lose weight when we consume fewer calories than we burn. But losing weight is the easy part, keeping it off is the hard part. So you might get a boost to your weight loss on a certain diet but without long term changes you will regain the weight you lost (and can even gain more weight!).
A recent study at Yale University reviewed the research on dietary patterns and found that there was no clear winner where diets were concerned. However, the evidence was consistent that a diet based mainly on natural, unprocessed foods is best for everyone. People with the healthiest diets do not ‘diet’! They enjoy their food and don’t have forbidden foods. The perfect diet is one that works for you personally.
A ‘DIET’ THAT WORKS
BALANCE IS KEY – avoid extremes, include all major food groups.
CALORIE CONTROL AND REDUCTION – whatever your method you will need to eat less calories than you burn to lose weight. One of the most effective and easiest ways to achieve this is by reducing PORTION SIZES.
FOCUS ON REDUCING sugar, salt, fat and alcohol
FOCUS ON INCREASING water, vegetables and fibre.
HOMECOOKING is best, REAL FOOD is best.
Compliment your healthy eating plan with EXERCISE
At Slim Fitness we provide:
• Balanced nutritional advice for lifelong health and weight loss
• Safe and effective exercise with an optional weigh-in at every class
Our members pack consists of
• The Slim and Fit for Life booklet
• The Healthy Portion Plate
• The Healthy Eating Guide magazine
(Worth over £15 but free when you join Premier Club or Premier Plus).
SLIM AND FIT FOR LIFE BOOKLET
Our Slim and Fit for Life booklet is based on the key messages of the government’s initiative Change4Life—Eat Well, Move More, Live Longer. It includes information on healthy eating, weight loss, portion control, calories, planning, food diaries, goal setting and exercise.
A simple visual portion reminder
One of the keys to successfully managing your weight is through portion control. The concept is easy: if you eat less, you consume fewer calories—combine this with an active lifestyle and it is a recipe for success. We recommend using the Healthy Portion Plate as it cleverly and simply provides a size guide for protein, carbohydrates and vegetables.
½ of your portion plate is for salad or vegetables,
¼ of the plate is for your protein
¼ of the plate is for your starchy carbohydrates.
IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INFORMATION
The Healthy Food Guide is a superb magazine providing a broad approach to sensible eating and exercise. It contains recipe inspiration, topical health issues, achievable shape-up advice and healthier versions of everyone's favourite recipes with full nutrition breakdown. It also has a 7 day menu plan, based on 1,400–1,500 calories which is the perfect plan to follow for weight loss.
SEEING YOUR SMILE AND FEELING YOUR ENERGY IS A SHOT OF POSITIVITY FOR ME!
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