Where did that weight come from?

insta-ring-picThis happens to be a common question I get asked about!!! ‘I had the kids and over the years, and I have struggled to shift the weight” !!

It can be quite frustrating for a lot of people.  This is clearly one of the unfortunate realities of getting older that, as we get on in life, it is much harder to keep the weight off.

At one stage, one could get away with weekend overeating and binges at 20 or 30.  After that, it seems as if every bite finds a place on the body as one progresses into the next few decades of life.

The fact is we need less energy (calories) to survive at 50 than we did at 30’s or even 40’s and this decreases as we get older !!

So the big reason is down to our Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) which is influenced by our lean body mass, sex, age, hormones, etc. and how much energy is needed by the body to function, based on the fuel we give it.  Ultimately, as we get older, our metabolism slows down, which is impacted by our BMR.  This does not mean we cannot influence it to a degree.

Gone are the days when adults actively hunted and walked for miles, searching for food to put on the table.  Today, more and more adults live sedentary lifestyles and would only need to click a button to get food, use of ‘Drive Thrus’ etc.  Therefore, standard calorie intakes would need to be reduced.  One major solution is to take in food and drink that are highly nutritious and less calorific, including foods that will increase lean muscle tissue.  In addition, carry out exercises that will impact on strengthening muscles and a person’s BMR more effectively.  There are other ways to boost one’s metabolism effectively.

If you would like individual 12 week consultations or take part in my Group Nutrition and Lifestyle Courses, then please contact us / submit form below

 


What makes habit changing stick?

The art of changing habits can make or break one’s aim of getting healthy, whatever their goal.

Just like any goal, it takes commitment and a willingness to take the first step or decision to not only start, but to do everything that is required to make that change. It takes commitment and a fresh outlook on living a healthy lifestyle. That is why my approach is entirely one that is tailored to the individual and their programme. Then it’s a case of taking them through the journey. Understanding the underlying reasons why people eat in a certain way or eat certain foods and drink is crucial.

We will evaluate your body composition and discuss meal plans, but the key is making an impact through an understanding on both sides. An understanding of key principles that will underpin their behaviour moving forward and the key phylosophy that makes it work.

Some of the the wins obtained on our 5 Day Eat Clean and 21 Day Challenges have come about as a result of gradually changing habits in nutrition, fitness and all the support and guidance they take and apply. I am always so proud of those who make the commitment for real change. It takes discipline, commitment to learn and a change of attitude. Afterall, health is the most important of all, without which we can do very little.

I give a MASSIVE Respect to everyone who is involed, as not everyone will stick at it, but those who do, reap the results and health that comes with gradually changing habits forever❤.

If you are interested in a private consultation, or in joining our 5 Day Eat Clean or 21 Day Challenge or Flat Belly Challenge Project, please send me a message or contact us on 07725685090.

Gaye has lost 59 Ibs so far and feels so much better

February is all about love

I love February, as it brings with it some hope for a brighter Spring.  The days get slightly longer and we always look forward to Fitcamp with our amazing crew….We are so fortunate to have such a great bunch of people to hang out with at Fitcamp Kettering ! We are proud to add that we enjoy developing a healthy and active journey for everyone who joins our Fitcamp in Kettering…one that is not just a fitness group, but a supportive environment where we learn about nutrition and also have fun along the way!

Our theme for February is all about love.

Let’s spread the word…share the love and invite a friend to join us and you can claim your free Session. Please quote ‘LOVE’

“Surround yourself with people that inspire and encourage positive change in your life. Build a team in which you can work together to support each other and build better lives.”
― Avina Celeste20200203_193005


Elvira’s journey

Beginning of 2019 I wanted to join a fitness class as I wanted to lose weight and feel good in myself. I was feeling bloated and uncomfortable in my clothes. With ongoing support from Aba, I have lost some weight, lost inches and definitely feel much better in myself.

It’s a great lifestyle change for me.


Kettering Business Awards 2019

So last night was a wonderful evening! The first time we put in for an award and came Finalist for Health and Fitness Business of the Year 2019! Thank you to our customers and members who support us everyday! Without you, we would not be here. #KA19 #ketteringawards

Proud to say we were also Category Sponsor, supporting other businesses.


So why flat belly challenge?

I love this time of year. It’s not too cold and not too hot. Flowers are starting to show and its so pleasant and beautiful.

Yes we like to look good all year but preparing for Summer can be extra special… something to look forward to. A little exciting body project for you!

So are you looking for

*More energy

*Fit into a smaller Dress size

*Lose weight

*Gain muscle

*Learn some great habits

Our next Flat Belly Challenge starts 29 April. Message us for more information on how to join.

You will get :

*Feee coaching, *meal plans, *nutrition advice, *workouts and *motivation.


More than a Health walk…Great for mental health

So week in week out since June 2014, we have been doing our lunchtime walk with our wonderful participants. I do not only lead it because of the obvious health and fitness benefits it brings people who attend, but also for the simple reason of meeting some amazing people from all walks of life. It also improves mental health….

The happy and not so happy stories we share, the interesting experiences, the brand new recipe, the various cultures we explore, the ‘getting to know people bit’, all make it worthwhile. Just priceless!

Today, it was beautiful to see our swan again nesting and just talking about that was interesting and a great learning experience.

All about swans….Did you know that swans symbolize beauty and grace on many levels? In Roman mythology, swan was sacred to Venus, the goddess of love. Swans can get aggressive. If you approach a swan nest on the river, they might get a little aggressive and flap their wings to scare you away. They are only trying to protect their own.

If you would like to join our FREE walk, we meet at the Corn Market Hall, Kettering most Wednesdays 12.30pm. Dogs on leads and babies in buggies are welcome. Please contact Aba on 07725685090 for more information.


Something to nibble on?

When the sun comes out, nibbling on celery sticks can be really beneficial. Not only is it great for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, high fibre content, plus its low calorie count (16 calories per 100g), but it can also help you reduce your wasteline and stress levels when combined with a healthy and active lifestyle.

If you cut them up and put them into a container with water in the kitchen or wherever you spend time day and night, you will find yourself heading for this instead of chocolate, biscuits or cake!

Enjoy💚



Why eggs are good for you

Aba Wilson-Morkeh – Health Coach

If you would like a free wellness evaluation, please contact me.

They used to have a bad rap, but they are back in the popular superfood status. Turns out, their bad reputation was something of a misunderstanding. There’s actually a whole lot in that little 70-calorie package that’s really stellar for health. So if you’ve been avoiding eggs, here are five reasons to bring them back:

1. They’re one of the cheapest protein sources around.

Yes, even if you buy organic eggs. An egg costs less than 50p (organic closer to 30 or 40 p) and gives you six grams of high-quality protein. This means it has all the amino acids you have to get from food, in the same way that meat does. Protein is also thought to be the most satisfying of all nutrients. And remember that about half the protein is in the yolk, not just the whites.

2. They curb mid-morning cravings.

An egg snack can help remove cravings and keep you fuller for longer. Research suggests people who had eggs have lower levels of hunger hormones, and ate less for lunch (and, in fact, the whole day!) than those who had other carb snack or a cereal for breakfast

3. They do not clog the arteries

For several years, eggs were accused of raising your cholesterol and upping the risk for heart disease. It’s now understood that cholesterol from foods like eggs and shellfish is not the danger it was thought to be.

4. They are good for the eyes

Eggs are rich something called lutein, a yellow pigment that’s concentrated in the retina of the eye. Lutein helps protect eyes from macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss. It also guards against damage of everyday “blue light” that comes from smartphones, tablets, and computers. Though research on blue light is still slim, some worry that it may contribute to cancer risk, obesity, and eye disease. The egg’s lutein is found in the yolk– another reason to eat the whole thing, not just the white.

5. They help you maintain muscle mass.

From about the age of 30, we start losing muscle mass by as much as five percent a decade. Muscle loss can make you feel weak, reduce your stamina, and eventually increase your risk of debilitating falls when you’re older. Exercise, particularly strength training, will help you preserve some of that muscle, but getting enough protein is key too. Eggs contain high-quality protein that repairs muscles after exercise and helps rebuilds them. I usually recommend an egg meal after training.