A Little About Me
I actually officially started my weight loss journey on June 17th, 2004 with Weight Watchers. I had tried other diets in early 2004 such as the Kellogg’s Diet and Atkins but both were very short-lived. Anyhow, I ironically gained 1 lb on my first week with WW and almost gave up. Fortunately I didn’t, and have now managed to shed 4 stone and 9 lbs, reducing my BMI from 33.6 to 20.7.
Although I don’t follow Weight Watchers anymore, it grounded me with lifelong healthy eating habits. I now focus on eating a varied diet made up of complex carbohydrates, lean protein and healthy fats. Because it’s all about striking a balance, I still regularly indulge my sweet tooth ;). Along with sound nutrition, I am an avid exerciser who looks forward to morning runs. And that’s coming from the girl who exhausted every excuse under the sun to avoid the dreaded ‘mile run’ at school!
Because diet has played such a big role in my life, I am constantly learning and reading up on ways to improve my diet, to achieve both weight loss and overall good health. In the process, I have also grown to love cooking. I love food too much to only be eating the stereotypical diet foods such as grilled chicken and salad. Instead, I’m forever testing and creating different diet-friendly recipes.
I recently decided to make a career out of this passion. In 2009, I started an online course with Future Fit Training Ltd in the UK to obtain a Nutrition Specialist Diploma. I have successfully completed the course which included 3 modules:
- Nutrition & Weight Management
- Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
- Client Psychology & Motivation
I can now legally prescribe sound and effective dietary advice to clients. I am currently setting up my business whereby I will provide clients with dietary advice, including customised eating plans, to help them better meet their nutritional needs.