Monthly Archives: February 2013

Looking outside the square

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Reading the Sunday mail this morning and I saw a two page spread about diet books, the pros and cons etc  and the experts favourites.. Well, that made me mad..

If they are so darned educated then why can’t they come up with a diet to suit everyone?  They learn the basics of nutrition and apply it to their knowledge base and go from there.

Just because they have a degree in nutrition doesn’t mean they can help everyone with a weight problem. There was one overriding factor though, and that was to agree on how diets should be easy to stick to and maintain…

I am a Registered Nurse. I went through university and part of that study was to learn about food and nutrition. So what is it about my book which makes it different to all the others?  I made it easy. I kept the difficulty to a minimum. In fact it’s not difficult at all. I think we are thought of as stupid, dumb individuals who can’t think for ourselves and need to be led by the hand when wanting to lose weight. Honestly, I have tried most of these books and the ones I haven’t tried… well I know what their basic idea is and I wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole because it is too restrictive, and some are just dangerous.  Restricting foods should not be a part of any healthy eating Plan. 
We the people do know what constitutes a good healthy meal. We are not stupid.  We just cannot put it together in a weight loss form… We get hungry, we get bored.

When I wrote my book, I took into consideration the fact that we all know we need to eat good food and we know which foods to avoid..  Don’t we??  Yes of course we do. I just looked outside the square and made it easy. I gave a list of foods you can eat for each meal of the day.. The list is not huge but you might be surprised to know they are foods you already eat.. Hamburgers, roast, spaghetti Bolognaise, sausages,  soups, stews, casseroles,  cold meat and salads, hot meat and salads.  There is nothing different to the food I suggest and your normal type of food you eat now.  I just know what to do with it and when..  It’s all good tasting foods too. There is nothing tricky about it at all. It’s simple to read and understand.. I am not in favour of kids dieting but this is so close to what you and they normally eat, they can do it as well. Food provides the basic building blocks for a healthy body and restricting any healthy choices will just make you sick…..  Sick and tired too hehehe 

So before you go out and spend your hard earned money on something you think you won’t be able to do.. think about it..  Millions of dollars are spent each year on diet books and products.  Doesn’t that make you wonder why?  Does me.. If they work then there should be less spent each year..  I often wonder if they are counting on getting your money with their fancy schmancy adds and not giving a rats bum about you or your ability to stick to it.  Once they have your hard earned cash, they have succeeded and you have failed again!     How many diets have you tried?  Did they work?  How long did you persist with it? Was it successful? Did you write a diary to look back on?

That’s it for me today.. Off to work…  Hope you have a great day.

I would love to hear from some of you to get your feedback on these diets.. so feel free to leave a response. It would be great to hear from you. 

Marilyn xxx

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Good for you!

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I am constantly surprised at the number of people from Queensland who buy my book as opposed to any other state in Australia. I know it’s the “Sunshine State” but we are also in the throws of a gorgeous summer here in Adelaide as well. And we are at the arse end of the country hehehehehe  Way, way down under…

There are thousands of people who now have the secret to successful weight loss using My Plan. How cool is that? 
Half full fruit bowl!

I don’t advertise much although I am on two very large websites which have thousands of followers and word of mouth seems to do the trick. Advertising is a tricky and dare I say a very subtle way of making you believe some fantastic claims and promises??

 

It doesn’t take a Rhodes scholar to work out what they do to convince you to buy their stuff but how often do people do it?  Every time the warm weather comes… Ugh! 

This is just a quick blog today as I’m waiting for the phone to ring with a job for me.  I could do some more writing on the free ebook I’m working on but if I begin, I need to keep going and not stop so I’m just waiting until the work goes quiet and that won’t be long..

I hope everyone who is reading this is having a really nice day and achieving peace and happiness in their lives.  Remember too, be kind to yourself and don’t stress. It’s not worth it. If you’re in a bad situation, it won’t last forever. Things have a way of turning themselves around for the better. Remember the old adage… All good things come to those who wait.

It might help to work on it a little but don’t push it. You could push in the wrong direction and completely stuff it up..

Hugs to all

Marilyn xxx

http://www.marilynsplanforweightloss.com.au

 

I’ve discovered the secret to weightloss

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I really have..  I’m the same as you. I struggled with the weight for so many years and everything I did, didn’t work.. If it did work at all it was a long and arduous process and didn’t last more than a week. Pooh!  The reason I say I discovered the secret to it is, I know how hard it is to lose weight and what you have to go through but you and I did it all wrong. We had to work so hard at it. We had to eat/drink awful stuff and do things we weren’t used to or didn’t like. Everyone is coming up with dumb things to convince you they have the solution but to be totally and brutally honest with you… weight loss is about food and exercise..

Don’t let it scare you though and don’t let it put you off trying My Plan.  I found the easiest and most normal/natural way to do it. We are constantly told we have to exercise for hours on end and limit our food intake, or drink awful drinks, no fresh foods…. and it goes on and on.. Don’t fall for it..  I found out you can eat foods you want to eat and the exercise is minimal.  Your body will thank you for it.. Don’t over do it though… There is no need to..

I had a gorgeous lady ringing me and on one occasion she told me she had to contact the cover of the book because she had read it so many times the cover was getting a little frayed.. Bless her.  The excitement in her voice each time she rang made me so happy for her.. Now I’m waiting for her to call again to see how she is going… I like to keep in touch..

So, don’t knock yourself out. Don’t go to bed hungry, don’t exercise to the max. And stop blowing your hard earned money on fad diets and stuff….

I love food and I don’t go without anything.. Maintenance is easy too. Just eat as per usual…

When you read how easy and simple this is and how you are going to be normal, you will laugh out loud too, just like I did..

You can change your life for $5.00  That’s what the ebook costs.  That’s it.. Five dollars!

A life of food and knowledge to lose and or maintain your weight. I’ve got kids on it too.. They love it and eat really well.  In fact they eat more food now than they used to…

http://www.marilynsplanforweightloss.com.au