Shannon BrodieAccredited Practicing Dietitian and Qualified Chef
Location: Stanmore NSW
Phone: 0490 029 004
When I first heard Amanda present her findings on intermittent semi-fasting for weight loss, both the dietitian and chef within me sat up and took notice! What is intermittent semi-fasting? Could my clients have the best of both worlds - quick weight loss and still enjoy their food?
Intermittent fasting uses alternating phases of semi-fasting (for rapid weight loss), and 'famine busting' (weight maintenance). This strategy provides a unique, refreshing approach to weight loss, which is underpinned by the classic principles of the Don't Go Hungry Diet.
Although intermittent and / or semi-fasting is a relatively new approach to weight loss, the research so far is promising. I have found it particularly useful for a variety of clients, from those who can't seem to shift that extra few kilos, to those who need to lose a larger amount of weight to help with their medical conditions.
The feedback I have received from my clients has been very positive in terms of weight loss and improved health. I find it incredibly encouraging to hear how easy they have found this strategy because it makes a clear distinction between the weight loss and weight maintenance phases.
To find out whether this approach may be suitable for you, please contact me for an appointment.
Part of the cost of consultations may be covered by private health
insurance or Medicare, depending on your circumstances.
What our readers say...
"Dear Amanda, I have never been overweight, but I have always had 2-5 kilos that I want to lose to fit nicely into my jeans etc. and not have a roll of fat around my stomach. I started reading your book in January 09 after the "Xmas feast panic" as I was starting to become 5-7 kilos over my goal weight instead of 2-5 kilos over (I would like to be 60k). By the end of January I started your diet as it seemed like a easy way to lose weight and a lot of commonsense, some of which I was doing anyway, as I have always exercised regularly, but I was craving fatty foods and seemed to be always fighting the famine reaction. Through listening to my body I have got rid of most of the low-fat foods and I am now eating wholesome and nutritious foods (most of the time). Your toasted muesli is fantastic, I have it for breaky most days and I do not feel hungry until 3 pm some days. I have only lost 2 kilos and 2 cm in 3 months, but I don't feel like I am on a diet and I could easily do this for the rest of my life. Thanks for answering so many questions I have had about weight loss and I will never go on another milkshake or low-carb diet again. "