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by Lucy Miller
A Fitness and Nutrition Expert
You’ve lost the weight, toned up and as a result, you feel fantastic. But the 50-million dollar question is – how do you keep the weight off?
One of the best methods I use is keeping a food diary. I plan my meals every weekend so I know what I am eating in the week and then write down every little thing that passes my lips. It’s all to easy to forget what you’ve eaten and how much, which is how those sneaky calories add up and result in weight gain.
by Maureen Cromey
An Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Expert
‘There are no fat people in famines’ (anonymous)
Maintaining a healthy weight depends entirely on lifestyle and it is not a matter of good luck or 'slim genes'. Our basic body shape will be inherited, but the amount of fat we carry beneath our skin as subcutaneous fat and wrapped round our organs as visceral fat is entirely up to us. We control our lifestyle, diet and exercise levels all of which have a profound effect on weight.
by Toby Maguire
A Taoist Master
"Health is Wealth"
Our health is the most precious gift that we can have in our lives, but most of us ignore this fact or completely take it for granted UNTIL we become ill. Managing our health should be our number one priority in life, but most of us put work at the forefront and our health somewhere near the bottom. Without your health, you have absolutely nothing and it is only when you lose it that you will realise that everything else in your life is of secondary importance. Maintaining your ideal weight is the key to living a healthy lifestyle and this can only be achieved with a positive mental attitude, regular exercise programme and a balanced diet.
by Angie Newson
A Yoga and Pilates Expert
Pilates isn't often described as something to do in order to lose weight - to lose those excess pounds, you're more likely to be told to get your pretty booty in the gym, do a combat class, go jogging or work up a sweat in a spin class. However Pilates' benefits are multi-fold and practising the method enhances a deeper awareness of how you feel on the inside - which is where our weight issues often start!
by Dr. Sarah Brewer
A Nutritionist and Doctor
Most people who monitor their weight focus on their bathroom scales, or on their body mass index (BMI) which is calculated from their height and weight. But researchers have found that your waist size is a better indicator of your health than either your weight or your BMI. If you tend to deposit fat around your internal organs, you are more likely to develop serious health problems than those who store excess fat around their hips, or under their skin.
by Steve Halsall
A Celebrity Personal Trainer
Does anybody truly have an ideal weight? Really, do you know exactly what you weight right now reading this? What's more, is it 'ideal'? There are so many factors that contribute to your 'ideal weight': perception, energy, diet, seasonality, training, age, body type and importantly sociological pressure.