Nadine’s Top 10 Tips weight loss tips.
1. Always carry a bottle of water and drink 2 litres a day.
2. Instead of rushing out the door without breakfast, have some low sugar cereal or a high protein shake on a go, to give a kick start to your metabolism.
3. Stop buying meals for lunch at work. If you make them yourself, you know what’s in them and have control.
4. Have a stash of healthy food or high protein snacks at work, for the times you find you’re working late.
5. Ask yourself when you feel hungry, “what are you hungry for?”, it might not be food, it could be sleep, water or just time out.
6. Opt for wholegrain foods like pasta and brown rice, but don’t eat too many carbs late in the day.
7. Don’t deny yourself anything, but have some rules in place; an occasional cake or chocolate is fine, but share it with friends or colleagues and just have a few bites to satisfy your craving.
8. When you dine out, make healthier choices. Look for salads, grilled fish or chicken – with sauces served on the side.
9. Skip the fries, go for vegetables or steamed potatoes.
10. Find a diet program that works for you, one where you are accountable to someone and where the person working with you has gone on a similar journey.
Nadine’s background story, before, during and after the weight loss.
Nadine was born in Egypt, where the food is at the center of all social gatherings. Her mother was an excellent cook, so she was always surrounded by good food and lots of it. Her love of food wasn’t so much of a problem in her childhood and in her 20’s because she was fairly active, often dancing the night away, so remained fairly slim.
It was not until she hit her 30’s and settled into sedentary work, became less active and had a social life that centered on eating out that her weight started to spiral. Because the weight gain was gradual, she really didn’t notice. Over the next two decades she tried multiple diets, with varying degrees of success, however, as soon as she finished one diet, the weight would creep back on.
Life’s stresses, the demands of a full-time job and frequent work travel encouraged the bad habits and by the end of 2015, she weighted 94kg with a dress size of 20. Her weight started to impact her health, finding it difficult to climb a set of stairs and she developed sleep apnea which required the use of a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine while sleeping.
With her doctor suggesting a gastric sleeve operation, she was spurred onto trying the Cambridge Weight Plan, whilst being skeptical she could stick to such a stringent program. She found that the one on one support and accountability to a Cambridge consultant who had gone through the same journey and understood the difficulties of a work life balance was the difference to other diets she had tried in the past. The consultant was also able to teach good eating habits to help with maintaining weight loss.
Fifteen months later, she has never felt better and feels and looks even younger and healthier than in her forties. Returning to a size 12 gave her both physical and emotional wellbeing. Being able to look great for her son’s wedding and being able to shop in regular clothing stores has brought happiness into her life.
Six months after completing her weight loss journey, Nadine Khoury has maintained her weight loss.
About Cambridge Weight Plan
Cambridge Weight Plan (CWP) was created by biochemist Dr Alan Howard and his colleague Dr Ian McLean-Baird as they sought to develop the “perfect diet”. Their formula produced excellent weight loss results and following many years of research, the first commercial version of Cambridge Weight Plan, known then as The Cambridge Diet, was launched in the UK in 1984. Since then more than 30 million people from all over the world have used Cambridge Weight Plan. Cambridge Weight Plan came to Australia in 2012.
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