Okay, so it wasn't printed out in pretty colours and fonts but I had two lists of foods on my fridge for 2 years; the 2 years it took for me to reach my goal weight of 65kgs (from 108kgs).
Coaches in all areas of sport, business and personal development will tell you that visual reminders of goals and processes are super-important in reaching your potential.
I had my two lists. One written in red biro of all the foods that I needed to get rid of if I was really fair-dinkum about getting my health back on track. The other was written in green biro and it was all the foods that I knew were sadly missing in my diet but would ensure my success.
This was before I knew anything "official" about nutrition and before I had done any formal training in Fitness.
I'd like to share the lists with you. They are not complete nor are they fully inclusive/exclusive of an individual's calorie requirements. They were simply my blueprint for my 40+ kg weightloss.
If you eat more of "the stuff that has to go" than "the stuff I have to eat more of",you probably need to address the imbalance...if your health and weight is important to you.
Sue Walton is 57 years old and the owner of IHG.
At 41 she was 108 kgs and a heavy drinker, smoker, and stepmother to 6 boys.
After a flippant comment she made to her husband about "not making it to 65 years old" - reality hit home. The journey took 2 years. Now, facing the effects of menopause, she's re-structuring her exercise load and her nutritional requirements.
Sue changed careers at 49 (she was once the Sales and Marketing Manager of a successful national company) because she wanted to help other women who were in a similar situation as herself. IHG is an environment where women can go about their individual health and fitness business without feeling judged or compared to unrealistic populist standards.