I would like to make a correction to my nutrition panel discussion which I posted and have now edited. Often sugars such as maltitol and glycerol are added to protein bars to sweeten them. These are called 'non-impact carbs' as they do not affect blood sugar. They can sometimes cause digestive disturbances such as diarrhoea though so it's best to have as little as possible. On a weight loss plan I would recommend protein bars for a short period of time, or occasionally as a snack but not every day.
Breakfast: Protein bar
Snacks: almonds (12 in morning, 12 in afternoon)
Lunch: chicken salad and half omelette
Dinner: Chicken, hommus and baby spinach with steamed silverbeet
Exercise: 40 mins running at gym
Fluids: 1.5 Litres of water. In one glass of water I had 1/2 teaspoon of iodised salt for healthy thyroid function. There is iodine in my multivitamin as well so I don’t need to add too much in my diet. Two cups of green tea.
Supplements: multivitamin, iron tablet, probiotic and fish oil.
Thoughts and feelings: I didn’t feel like going to the gym today. But I did because the thought of confessing in my blog that I hadn’t exercised was weighing on my mind. Which brings me to a good point. Research shows that people who are on a weight loss programme are much more successful in losing weight when seeing a healthcare practitioner. In the initial stage of weight loss, if you have to write down what you’re eating and you have someone to answer to besides yourself, you are much for likely to get on top of your weight. A naturopath will also help support you and help with any concerns that may come up regarding your health while you are on a programme. Please go to my ‘contact’ page on this website if you wish to come and see a trained, qualified naturopath for weight loss.