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.

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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


Healthy snacking

I find it useful to have healthy snacks to hand.. This helps to boost my metabolism amongst other health benefits.

Today, for my mid morning snack, I had a mix of:

1 Satsumas

2 whole walnuts

4 Almonds

6 Blueberries

Yummy, satisfying and provides a mix of Vitamins, fibre, heart healthy fats and protein for sustainable energy.

Enjoy !

 


My personal journey started 10 years ago…

florenceAs a Health, Nutrition and Fitness Coach, I have had the previledge of helping people improve their wellbeing, energy levels, nutrition habits, sports performance and to get fitter overall.  I can help you too, whatever your challenge or goal.

My own personal journey to improve my overall health and fitness started 10 years ago, when I discovered something strange happening to my body. I had hit the ripe age of 40 something and found that it was becoming more and more difficult to reduce my waistline.  I started to feel tired most days and I began to lose energy when exercising.  I used to skip breakfast some days and did not particularly understand what was happening to me.  I embarked on a journey and discovered my ideal breakfast, the Herbalife nutrition through a very dear friend.  Little did I know that this journey would lead me to helping more and more people ten years on.

Today, I feel more energetic, I have developed better nutritional habits which have helped me to build stamina, feel stronger and have a better lifestyle.  I have helped:

  • People in their 40s and beyond to feel fitter, slimmer and become more energetic.
  • Sports professionals improve their nutrition.
  • New mums regain their shape and take on the challenges of being a full time mum.
  • Busy professionals organise their meals and lifestyles so that life becomes super effective to cope with challenging jobs.
  • Retired people regain energy and confidence to face the world and enjoy life even more.