For beginners

If you’re on this website, it means you have already started the journey along the path to a slimmer, healthier you.
It is possible that like the many people who struggle with weight gain, you have tried dozens of diets and have not succeeded.
The G.I. Lean Weight Loss Programme is designed to help you reach your ideal weight, while teaching you simple facts about healthy nutrition, the Glycaemic Index and Glycaemic Load, meal portions, exercise, supplements, and other easy to understand information that you can fit into your life now and in the future.

It is important to realise that losing weight is a choice. It is achievable. Henry Ford famously said “Think you can, think you can’t; either way you’ll be right”. So believe you can.

On the G.I. Lean Weight Loss Programme, you may not lose your excess weight overnight – but if you stick to it, it’s likely that you will lose it steadily, and reach your goal of a new, healthier you.

It’s also likely that sometimes you will “fall off the diet wagon”. That’s okay, it doesn’t mean you’ve failed. Just pick yourself up, and march right on.

Have fun along this journey – you never have to go hungry, the meals are delicious, the tips are easy, and the healthy nutrition is going to energise you physically and mentally.

Well done for taking this first step towards looking and feeling great!

Every step you take to improve your health

By including the correct amount of nutritious foods in your diet you will shed unwanted rolls around the midriff, while feeling good and looking great. You can make the choice today to change the way you look and the way you feel. It’s not always easy to make these changes and undoubtedly you will need some coping mechanisms to help you.

The Basics

Lose weight because you want to:

Do it for yourself. Being slim and feeling good is about being happy with yourself. Losing weight because somebody else wants you to is very difficult to achieve. Essentially the decision must come from you.

If you truly want this… you will achieve it!

Body Mass Index (BMI) – Know your Health Risk:

The Body Mass Index (BMI) shows if you are underweight, a healthy weight, overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese increases the risk for ill health.

Some of the indications of unhealthy food intake:

  • Excessive body fat, often around the abdominal area
  • High blood pressure
  • Raised blood cholesterol levels
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Low energy levels

Measure your progress:

The BMI value does not show if your weight is made up of fat or muscle, nor does it show where on your body the weight is located. Body fat that is centrally located (waist, tummy, abdomen) is associated with increased health risks. This “apple shaped” fat distribution is often linked to a range of health problems, including heart disease and high blood pressure. A simple way to assess your risk is to measure your waist with a tape measure. A waist circumference bigger than 80 cm for a woman or 94 cm for a man indicates an increased risk for heart disease; while more than 88 cm and 102 cm respectively indicates a substantially high risk for heart disease.

Set Realistic Weight Loss Goals:

Before embarking on your G.I. Lean journey, consider your body weight and your weight loss expectations and ask yourself the following questions:

    • Do I need to lose weight? Being too thin compromises your health and well-being.
    • How much weight do I need to lose? Set yourself realistic weight targets based on your age, current weight, lifestyle and health.
    • How long will it take me to lose my excess weight? 1 kg per week is considered healthy and sustainable.

A rewarding system is to set short-term goals (e.g. every two weeks) to keep you motivated enough to achieve your long-term goal. Once you’ve achieved your short-term goal, reward yourself with something that makes you feel good. It could be a massage, some retail therapy or just an afternoon to yourself.

Unlike many weight loss programs, the G.I. Lean Weight Loss Programme does not over-promise and under-deliver. Be realistic about your objectives and consider the following:

  • Generally, men lose weight more easily than women.
  • Weight loss is easier when you are younger.
  • People with a lot of weight to lose may initially lose more on a weekly basis than those who are only slightly overweight.
  • Exercise burns more energy and speeds up weight loss.
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