If you are reading this and you are an avid fan of the big slimming groups Weight Watchers, Slimming World etc then please don't think I am just putting them down as I know lots of people do have success with them and weight loss is good no matter how you do it.
A colleague of mine Paris Robinson, posted the following blog last week and I wanted to share it with you
Here are his thoughts.....
As a lot of you probably already know, when I started my journey into fitness it was because my brother was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes even though he was only 2 stone overweight. So I knew I had to get serious and tried every diet out there, I even became a counsellor for the Cambridge Health and Weight Plan.
However, after becoming a franchisee for Kick Start Fat Loss, I have finally seen that these slimming clubs are not the answer. This is completely reflected in the 19 strong crew that are currently on my program. I have never been so proud when this week is there final week of the 28 day detox and the number of success certificates handed out this week of combined weight loss is over 9 1/2 stone. Some have lost over a stone and most half a stone due to the variances in starting weight, but all of them are saying they feel better and will continue the way they have been retrained to eat for the rest of their lives.
These are crew members just like you that have been to things like Weight Watchers and Slimming World. Now since this is my newsletter and these opinions are my own, I am going to go on a bit of a rant now. Bear with me though.
If I said to you, give me £1200 a year and I will give you amazing recipe books, weekly weigh ins, coaching, social groups, online programs, low fat foods and other added extras, but I wanted to let you know before the program starts that you will only lose on average of 12% over a year or around 25 lbs on a 15 stone person would you do it?
Now this is just the statistics for weight watchers, unfortunately this is the case for most slimming clubs out there.
After one year of losing the weight 98% of people regain it and some regain even more than when they started the first time.
food you could eat was astonishing. However, a lot of the foods that are given as free foods are ANTI: Addictive, nutrient poor, toxic, and/or inflammatory.
Let's take for instance eating as much pasta as you want. Pasta is made with white flour, so it's addictive due to it being a simple carbohydrate, it is nutrient poor because white flour has removed the bran and the germ from the whole grain so there is no more fibre in it, it's toxic because it is actually commercially bleached to make it whiter, and it's inflammatory which in turn leads to weight gain and if you combine it with fructose it increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Also on slimming world you have to count avocado as syns as they are high fat, but let's look at this fat food shaming. Now an avocado is incredibly nutritious, it contains Vitamins K, C, E, B5, B6, and Folate, it contains more potassium than a banana, it is loaded with monounsaturated fatty acid called oleic acid which has been linked to reduce inflammation, loaded with soluble fibre which is responsible for good digestive health and can contribute to weight loss, and it's also proven to lower cholesterol.
However the average slimming world participant would never eat an avocado as it's 9 1/2 syns!!
So I ask you to think, why are slimming groups still promoting eating these ANTI foods in large amounts, but want you to limit the amount of foods that are proven are much healthier.
The answer (again my own opinion) is there is no money in 98% of people reaching their goal weight and then start eating non slimming world and weight watchers processed foods like fresh vegetables all the time.
Weight Watchers is owned by Heinz and they want you to keep buying their food for the rest of your lives, which some people do.
Slimming World wants your weight loss to be slow and that you will keep coming to their groups because they know the foods on this list of free foods will slow down all results and keep you coming back for years.
Even a study in 2011 found that, in common with some other weight loss programmes used in primary care, Slimming World's regime did not help people achieve weight loss any better than increasing exercise levels alone.
So if you believe "everything in moderation" is the answer, think again. Everything in moderation causes obesity, because most of that everything damages you and your health.
What do you think???
I have to say I do agree with lots of his points, I have done both of these diets plus others and whilst I had success I didn't change my habits for good and so I regained weight but also didn't feel the benefits in my health that I have from clean eating.
My concern is always around health, yes my clients want to lose fat and inches but I think about what is going on inside your body
You need to STOP eating sugar and sweeteners, processed foods and LOW FAT products!!!!
On that note I want to share this video with you...my client Maria lost 14.5 pounds in her first 7 days following the Kick Start Fat Loss detox...in the video I explain how it is possible to lose that in such a short space of time!
Click HERE to have a listen
PS: You can check out my Kick Start Fat Loss packages HERE, don't forget I go online in March if you aren't local to me