I never thought I would ever write a book on weight loss, because I just wasn't very good at it...until my health and confidence....was seriously heading downhill. I absolutely had to do something.
It’s not fun being fat – or, to be politically correct, overweight. and I should know. Once upon a time, i was seriously overweight too – in fact, I was massive. I was part of the whopping 63% of overweight Aussies. That number only increases when you go out of the cities – by another 15%.
I’m not the only one. Australia is one of the world’s fattest countries, sitting right beside the USA and the UK – it is an epidemic. Why are more of us obese than ever before? It’s obvious - we have clearly been given the wrong information. We have always been told to eat less and exercise more – for years, that has been the common-sense answer to losing weight. But… well… what if that’s wrong?
We’ve also been told that it’s our fault we are fat – we’re “too lazy, too greedy”, or we don’t have the will-power, plus a barrage of other insulting stuff. That is also a big fat lie.
I’m a Makeup Artist and I work in Fashion – I’ve been pretty successful in my career and have travelled all over the world working on many a famous face – Cyndi Lauper, Richard Branson, and famous Aussie's like Ruby Rose, Jesinta Franklin, Danni Minogue and Jessica Mauboy. Despite success at work I was an epic fail with my own body.
To change it, I desperately needed to know what to do in order to drop weight and be healthy – fast. My doctor was completely freaking out. I was fat and getting fatter by the minute, as well as on the brink of diabetes, with hypertension (high blood pressure) and a fatty liver. I was a medical disaster. I was desperate for a long-term answer – and nothing was working.
So I started reading and doing research, looking at recent medical studies on losing weight, and asking the people I work with – mostly young, fit models – what they eat. I became my own guinea pig. When one weight-loss technique worked, I found another to boost it. I wanted warp speed weight loss, without killing myself doing it. When you’re fat, you want the fat gone – preferably yesterday and permanently. This weight-loss plan had to be something I could commit to for life.
After 30 weeks I had lost 30kg (66lbs). Yep, I was high fiving myself! My doctor was smiling and I had just about every Mum at the school pick up, wanting to know how I had lost the weight so fast. I started writing notes on how to, and found that I really needed to explain more, so I thought, why not write a book. A no bullshit, quick read that anyone with a weight issue can understand. And that’s exactly what I’ve done.
I’m so relieved and happy to have found this mix that I want to share it with you. Big weight loss is all about the food. Exercise is important to a lesser extent – for me, it’s walking and, in summer, swimming. This year in a bikini… woo hoo! So, if you’ve got a weight issue stop putting yourself down, and read this – I mean read it and absorb it – because this works ... fast.
For extra motivation follow me on instagram: littlebookofbigweightloss - I'm just a normal Mum doing my day to day stuff, like most of us. I'm busy, but the difference is, I've now made myself a priority too.