So, normally if you read this blog you will be subjected to my geeky nutrition wittering. Well, today I have something really useful – advice from someone who is actually losing weight! What is especially great about this client is that they have not changed their social life in anyway and have continued to eat out lots whilst still losing weight.[spacer height=”20px”]
1.What was it that made you want to start losing weight
I have decided to lose weight just to feel more confident and comfortable about myself. I am also a very sporty person and the extra weight I had on it started to make a difference on my everyday exercises and also new adventures. Unfortunately due to skiing, my knees are not at their best, and I had started feeling that being overweight had started to impact on my knees’ condition even more, making them hurt even when running.[spacer height=”20px”]
2. Have you tried anything in the past and if so why do you think it did not work?
I can say that I have literally tried EVERYTHING before Kirsten. I had gone gluten free, carbs free, then I tried to low carbs high fat diet, then moved onto fasting and literally killed myself at the gym! None of it worked for me and the feeling of sadness and frustration was becoming way too much. Had spoken to nutritionists and none of them seemed to even understand my condition (I suffer from hypothyroidism.)[spacer height=”20px”]
3. How many times a week do you eat out?
I generally eat out once or twice a week. On a very busy week could be 3 also.[spacer height=”20px”]
4. What sort of choices do you go for when eating out?
When eating out I always scan through the menu and try to order the dish that is closer to what I would cook at home and that follows the main principles upon which my “diet plan” is based.[spacer height=”20px”]
5. What mistakes have you made with eating out?
Few common mistakes come from not knowing what exactly is in a dish and how it is cooked. Always ask the waiter in case you are not sure about what you are about to order.[spacer height=”20px”]
6. Which restaurants are the easiest to eat healthily in?
Generally I find that Asian restaurants are the healthiest and easiest to eat out. Asian as in Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese. You can always find an healthy option where meat is boiled or grilled and there is always a lot of vegetables involved and noodles and rice are always a great way to intake carbs.[spacer height=”20px”]
7. Which are the worst?
The worst are Pubs and all these new hipster bars where American-English / Italian cuisine are merged into one lol! It is quite frustrating because I almost every time need to get a standard Cesar Salad as there isn’t many healthy options on the menu.[spacer height=”20px”]
8. What do you miss when eating out and how do you combat this?
I miss chips A LOT. I do sometimes treat myself to having them though, I just try not to have a heavy carbs main and I also try not to eat the whole portion.[spacer height=”20px”]
9. How much weight have you lost so far?
I have now lost 8.1kg in about 4 months.[spacer height=”20px”]
10. What would you say to others who are thinking of getting dietitian help?
I say YES 100%. I have actually just recommended going to see Kirsten to one of my colleagues at work for both her and her husband. It has truly been a life changing experience and I would totally recommend it to anyone who is serious about not only losing weight, but also about having a total life style change/improvement. Nutrition is KEY and it is super important to know your food and what your body needs, not only because it is better to look good, but mainly because this will improve health and will help you living your life better. It is good to feel good.[spacer height=”20px”][spacer height=”20px”]
If you would like dietitian support and help to lose weight without any ‘diet’ please contact me today for a chat.[spacer height=”20px”]
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