Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Michelle Heaton & Hugh Hanley Fitness and Nutrition Facebook Page!

You guys may or may not have noticed that I’ve been a bit rubbish with the whole diet post!! Whoops!! My friends have noticed so I’m sure some of you have. I wasn’t really following the Weight Watchers plan too well,  I was doing it online I found it harder as it was a pain to log on, check point values, log what I’d eaten each day, etc, etc. Then I went on holiday to Cornwall and ate my weight in Cornish pasties, cream teas, Fish n chips.......Excuses excuses!!
Anyway, I’ve found this fab new diet introduced by the gorgeous Michelle Heaton (formally of Liberty X) and her hunky husband Hugh Hanley!! Lol!



Michelle recently qualified as a FETAC level 5 personal trainer and recently lost 2 stone with Hugh’s help! Hugh has over 10 years experience in fitness & nutrition. He is ACE (AMERICAN COUNCIL of EXERCISE) certified, and also FETEC level 5 in personal training and nutrition & TITLEIST TPI qualified. So they are both very qualified to share this with us!
They have very kindly set up a free Facebook page with a diet plan, tips and tricks for us to achieve our goals!! They daily give us little tips to help with the plan, recipes, fitness and motivational tips also great little nuggets of really useful info such as “You can’t out train your Diet !!”. This may sounds obvious to some of you gym bunnies out there, however, I’m one of these people that think ‘I just worked really hard in the gym, so I can have that bar of chocolate’, which is just completely undone any hard work I’ve just done!! What is the point????
And... “‎10 mins skipping burns the same amount of calories as 30 mins steady jog ... Quality not quantity !!!” That’s a great bit of advice I didn’t know!!
I think this is a fantastic idea, people including myself have written on the wall, giving each other ideas and share our food intake of the day. So you get inspiration from others trying to lose weight!!
The basis is to be sure to have your 3 meals in the day, snack on healthy yet filling foods and avoid carbs for dinner. Ok I know that sounds simple but, they example they give for the snacks are lovely. The recipes look good too, I’ve not tried them but I’m gonna give the ham pots a go tomorrow night!! I’ll put the link on here so you can find that recipe!  
They also start discussions
Here is an example for a day on the diet......
BREAKFAST - bran flakes or oats or weetabix or brown toast (2 slices) and scrambled eggs (1 yolk 3 egg whites) skimmed milk/almond milk

SNACK - handful almonds and a small piece of fruit
LUNCH - Sweet potato with tuna+sweetcorn/low fat cheese/chicken salad (tea spoon light mayo)
SNACK - 170g - 200g zero fat greek yogurt with some sugar free jam or hand full blueberries
DINNER - Omelette 4 eggs, one yolk 4 whites. add in half fist full meat, spinach, or some other veg i.e onions/mushrooms/peppers.
If you fancy something sweet after dinner, they suggest a sugar free jelly!
As you can see you still eat quite a bit in the day, you just need to be sensible. I’m going to stick to this particular menu for today! I’ve stuck to it as much as I could for the last 2 days but we had bits in the fridge which needed to be eaten, so I did end up having fish cakes in the evening which isn’t great due to the carbs in the breadcrumbs! I tried the Greek yogurt with sugar free jam and that is really yummy and filling!! You can get a 200ml tub for 50p in Tescos!! 200ml is actually quite a lot!

What they want to point out is that this is a lifestyle diet that they have created, it is not a fad diet so you will not lose a lot of weight fast but it will come off gradually and healthily. You could follow this 7 days a week but we all like a treat now and again so Michelle has said that she sticks to this diet Mon – Fri afternoon then treats herself a little at the weekend with ONE treat meal!  She recommends that you weigh yourself on a Friday morning rather than Monday when you have been a little naughty over the weekend. So that’s what I intend on doing, I’ll weigh myself on Friday and try to update here every week from then and keep track! I have the added pressure of Michelle Heaton possibly watching my progress! Eeekk!!
Wish me luck!!
Make sure you check out and ‘Like’ their Facebook page ‘Michelle Heaton / Hugh Hanley Fitness and Nutrition.
Also follow Michelle on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/wonderwomanshel



3 comments:

  1. This all sounds good and v achievable! Good luck x

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  2. lifestyle diet that they have created, it is not a fad diet so you will not lose a lot of weight fast but it will come off gradually and healthily. You could follow this 7 days a week but we all like a treat now and again so Michelle has said that she sticks to this diet Mon – Fri afternoon then treats herself a little at the weekend with ONE treat meal! She recommends that you weigh yourself on a Friday morning Emjoi Micro Pedi

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