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By Jennie Delbridge, Peak of Wellbeing

A lot of people panic after holidays and want to know how to lose weight naturally. However, far better to enjoy some of the foods you love 20% of the time, than deny yourself everything all of the time. Strict self-denial can cause unhealthy eating patterns such as bingeing.

Here’s where the 80/20 Rule devised by Paul Chek comes handy. If you can stick to your eating plan 80% of the time, you can indulge in some treats 20% of the time. The body can maintain balance if the majority of the foods work for you the individual.

Sticking to rigid diets for very long periods of time can create ‘rigid’ thinking i.e. if I eat a potato, I will become fat. Yes it’s true that potatoes are starchy and if you eat them everyday, you may well gain some weight. However, they taste great and are fine 1-2 times per week for most people if eaten with high quality fats such as Organic butter.


Here are the post Holiday tips to get you back on track:

  1. Drink filtered water each day – 0.033 x body weight in kilos = amount of daily water in litres (i.e. 0.033 x 65kg = 2.1 litres)
  2. Add High Quality Fats to each meal such as Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Butter and Organic Olive Oil to balance blood sugar and reduce sweet cravings.
  3. Eat a Protein rich breakfast such as eggs, salmon, almond/cashew/brazil nut butter or even a stew if you dare to reduce biscuit or chocolate munching later in the day.
  4. Take weekly relaxing epsom salt baths to relax the nervous system or in other words calm the body down.
  5. Keep a pair of trainers in the boot/trunk of your car. If you have a spare 10 minutes in-between dropping children off or at lunch time if you work, get into nature, go for a walk, benefit from nature’s healing powers and get a good boost of Vitamin D if the sun is shining!

You will be feeling fantastic by February!


How to Lose Weight Naturally: Body Shape Workshop

Come to our workshop on 28th of January to hear more about how to lose weight naturally and hear what foods are good for your body type. More information and reservation about the workshop is here: http://bit.ly/ShapeWorkshop

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Author's bio

jennie-delbridge-peak-of-wellbeing webJennie Delbridge is one of the co founders of Peak Of Wellbeing.

She has been working professionally in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years as a Personal Trainer and Class Instructor, before she discovered Functional Medicine and the CHEK Institute.

As a CHEK Practitioner and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, she is able to identify the underlying problems, rather than just treating the symptoms. The key is to look at the body as a whole, focusing on seven simple Foundation Factors:

1    Eating
2    Breathing
3    Sleeping
4    Corrective Exercise for the Individual
5    Hydration
6    Stress Reduction
7    Thinking Patterns

She is passionate about helping others to achieve peak health and wellbeing and fulfill their own personal and professional goals.

Jennie works on a one to one basis and runs workshops, talks and seminars throughout Europe, including the UK.